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Jason C
May 25, 2017, 8:03am Report to Moderator


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Hello!

Wondering if someone could please advise which is the correct factory fitted sun-visor for a Triumph Vitesse Mark 1 1968 (sedan, NZ).

I'm missing the drivers side and looking for a pair. My car currently has the passenger sun-visor (photographed on the grey) and I have located another set, (this one also from what the seller believes is a 1968 Vitesse). Wondering which is the correct visor, with or without the indentation design on the panel? The other difference being the much larger mirror on the passenger side. Both look to have the same style mounting.

Also, has anyone had much success in restoring the original appearance? The foam looks to deteriorate over time, with yellow dust, possible to remove and replace mirror cleanly? The mechanism itself seems to last ok.

Thanks in advance!

best,
Jason

(Option A) photographs below:



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Jason C
May 25, 2017, 8:06am Report to Moderator


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The other visor style, (Option B):



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RobPearce
May 25, 2017, 8:34am Report to Moderator

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I think, though don't quote me on this, that option B looks closer to the right style, although that mirror doesn't look right at all!


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Jason C
May 25, 2017, 8:53am Report to Moderator


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Hi Rob!

Ah, interesting indent style maybe it is...

My girlfriend thinks the mirror looks cut-out and stuck in place?! To my eye the mirror looks "upgraded" for maximum vanity, cutting into the indentation.

Maybe someone has a photograph of what it should look like? The web reveals little...
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glang
May 25, 2017, 8:55am Report to Moderator

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My UK MK1 vitesse saloon 67/68 has the type A fitted and Im 99.9999% certain that theyre original
Dont know how you could replace the foam (cut them open?) but I painted the plastic surface with a vinyl paint the same as the roof lining and it all looks pretty good.
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Jason C
May 25, 2017, 9:11am Report to Moderator


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Hi Glang!

Nice, one person in each direction...!

Think foam replacement would be tricky, unless replacing the entire covering. Was thinking to hopefully replace glass to something usable. Seems like visors are made in a similar fashion with new cars, with a seam all round the edge
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glang
May 25, 2017, 9:18am Report to Moderator

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Well Jason its possible that different types were fitted to the same model as Triumph were well known for grabbing whatever was in the parts bin. As for the cutting it could all end in tears although I have found specific roof vinyl glue very effect at patching things up and even filling gaps especially if painted afterwards.....
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garyf
May 25, 2017, 11:23am Report to Moderator

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I reckon its Type 'A' too?

The Vitesse type had more padding than the Herald, although 13/60's may have been the same as the Vitesse?

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Jason C
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Thanks for the help guys!

Garyf: Could very well be. I also have a thicker padded, yet shorter width set - think more from a Herald attaching to a plastic bracket at the ends, with loops the metal slides into. From what I can tell, they all slot into the same mirror set-up in the centre.
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Dogsbody47uk
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Quoted from garyf
I reckon its Type 'A' too?

The Vitesse type had more padding than the Herald, although 13/60's may have been the same as the Vitesse?



I don't think so. !3/60 has a quite small rear view mirror, so the cut-outs on the visors are smaller, also the 13/60 visors are fixed so don't swivel out sideways whereas the Vitesse ones do to stop glare through the door glass.


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Spider
May 25, 2017, 7:09pm Report to Moderator


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Type A for MK2 Vitesse, same shape and mirror although has a grainier effect similar to type B.


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nang
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Type A almost looks the same as my Mk4 Spitfire.
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Jason C
May 26, 2017, 7:19am Report to Moderator


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Hi all, thank you for the ideas.

Please find below material texture of sun-visor A.







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Jason C
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Quoted from Dogsbody47uk


I don't think so. !3/60 has a quite small rear view mirror, so the cut-outs on the visors are smaller, also the 13/60 visors are fixed so don't swivel out sideways whereas the Vitesse ones do to stop glare through the door glass.


Interesting! Now wondering if my current mirror is from a Herald? I imagine for the visor to be able to swivel to face the door glass - it would need an open slot within the mirror body to remove the visor?




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ahebron
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Hi Jason
Was your car NZ assembled, a few Vitesse were made in NZ.
Prefix 3 I think and it could be a NZ parts thing.
I was led to believe that Vitesse bulkheads had roof lining pattern material surrounding the screen.
Maybe yours has been replaced with a Herald one complete with visors.
I have both sets shown in photos and both are tatty.

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