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Old 09-19-2020, 08:32 AM   #1
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Default '40 Ford visors

The driver side visor in the '40 coupe is very stiff, probably hasn't been moved for years. It is hard to flip it up & down. I tried moving it back and forth a number of times, but it's still stiff. I don't want to break anything or use a lubricant that would damage the visor covering as it is great condition.
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Old 09-19-2020, 08:37 AM   #2
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Better than it flopping down while driving. I'd leave it alone and normal use will probably loosen it up over time.
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Old 09-19-2020, 09:35 AM   #3
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If you decide to work on it to make it flip easier, I suggest unscrewing the entire visor and gently work with it on a nice clean cloth on your work bench. Then reinstall. I haven't flipped mine down since 1988 so I imagine it's pretty snug.
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Old 09-19-2020, 10:19 AM   #4
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To make my 40 coupe driver's side visor "stiffer" I pulled the visor straight off the rod (there is a pointed rod in that goes in the length of it) and put a slight bend in it, pushed the visor back on and it now stays where I put it. Yours may be rusty, work it back and forth and pull it off and clean the rod. As mentioned, best done off the car.
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Old 09-19-2020, 06:10 PM   #5
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Thank you for the tip on pulling the visor off the shaft. Not something I thought of.
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