This is a Grade B Aluminum Mesh External Sun Visor for VW Type 3.
These are the same visors as the T3's that sell for $225. However, this batch experienced some man-handling during transit and as such they are not perfect. From a function and fit perspective they are fine. What makes them less than perfect is that they have minor ripples and/or impressions in the mesh. In some cases, the ripples can be felt with your hand, more than they are visible to the eye.
If you are interested in purchasing one or more, we would select the best conditioned one(s). And if you'd like, we could provide you with photos of the actual visor in order for you to see exactly what you'd be receiving. The purpose of doing this is to avoid a scenario where you would feel the need to return it. The reason for this is that the shipping cost on the visors tends to be high, due to the size of its box. Even though the visors don't weigh much, shippers calculate a volumetric weight and charge accordingly.
If you have any questions or would like to see images of the next best visor, e-mail us at support@selectVWparts.com or select the Request Information button at the bottom of this screen to send us a message directly.
Aluminum Mesh External Sun Visor for VW T3 (Fast, Notch, Square back)
This is an external sun visor for all VW Type 3 Fastbacks, Notchbacks and Squarebacks. It is made of aluminum mesh with stainless steel bars and fitting brackets for the ultimate in weatherproofness. It fixes onto the front of your Notchback.
The colored tape shown is placed for protective purposes only. While many customers like the look, it would be best to remove it and either leave it natural, polish it, or paint it.
A bag of brackets and screws is provide to secure the visor to the vehicle. You'll notice that each of the two brackets will only fit one end of the visor (left or right). Use the larger threaded screws and cap nuts to attach the brackets to the visor. The cap nuts are preferred to be visible (i.e. on the outside). However, you may wish to leave them on the inside for a more streamlined look. They'll funtion the same either way. And you may find tightening them to be easier with the nut on the inside.
With regard to fitment, the mounting brackets fit better on the rear of the rain gutter rib that runs down the side of the windshield (forward of the front doors). You will probably want to experiment first with temporary placement to find the optimal position. You can likely use small C-clamps or vise grips to temporary hold the visor in place. Be sure to protect the surrounding paint from damage.
If the visor fitment looks asymmetrical, you may need to tweak or twist it slightly to bring it into alignment with your vehicle. Obviously you would need to do this very carefully so as not to damage the visor. Do this at your own risk!
Important!!! Check the way the visor looks from both inside and outside the cab before drilling your pilot holes.
Decide if you want to use the provided sheet metal screws (or rivets or a screw/nut combination provided by yourself). The drill hole size should match your screw/rivet hardware selection. Once the holes have been drilled, it's recommended that you properly treat any exposed bare metal to discourage rust.
Attach visor and enjoy!
Weight: 69lbs. 0oz.
Dimensions: 55" x 14" x 14"