330 GTC Sunvisor tips

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wmuno
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Re: 330 GTC Sunvisor tips

Postby wmuno » Mon Sep 05, 2016 5:49 pm

tyang wrote:One of them has white tips and the other has black tips. It's hard to know which ones were changed!

Tom


Tom, would you post a photo of one of the original white tips? I'm interested to see what is the shape of an OE tip. Thanks.

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Re: 330 GTC Sunvisor tips

Postby tyang » Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:27 pm

I'll take a picture the next time I'm near the car.

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Re: 330 GTC Sunvisor tips

Postby jcavalie » Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:17 am

Does anyone know what the correct original shape and dimensions are for the sun visor tips? I've been following the color debate, but I'd love to know length, inside and outside diameter, whether they were cylindrical or had a bulb or wider part on the end, etc. would also be helpful to know how hard or soft the original material was. Did they feel rigid, squishy, or somewhere in between (like, if you squished them would they break or give a little)? Did they have an inner lip that snapped onto the small indentation in the visor arm?

I've never seen any originals so hard to make a replacement without knowing what exactly to make. My teenage son is getting quite good at CAD programs and 3D printing and he's looking at whether these could be made and printed up (in black and/or white). He's already prototyped a couple other small parts for my GTC and if he can get them right we may see whom else is interested in examples.

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Re: 330 GTC Sunvisor tips

Postby wmuno » Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:12 pm

I think it would be very helpful to have a photo of an original white tip along with its dimensions.

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Re: 330 GTC Sunvisor tips

Postby jcavalie » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:14 pm

My son and I are working on possibly making replacements for these. We have dimensions from an old/crumbled one and have made some prototypes that look correct and fit well. We are now working on sorting out the best material to be faithful to the hard rubber of the originals but provide better durability. If we get something we are happy with, we will post picts. I suspect it will be a couple more weeks.

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Re: 330 GTC Sunvisor tips

Postby wmuno » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:25 pm

I'm sure this would be a very popular reproduction part with a large number of 330 GTC owners including myself. Keep us posted on your progress.


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