I bought an extension sun-visor for our VW Beetle which has ludicrously narrow factory-fitted visors – they don’t block out any sun at all when driving. This is the product I purchased :
Unfortunately, the clamp on the extension device does not shrink down enough to attach to the existing visor. I was pretty sure that all similar products would have the same issue, so rather than send it back I decided to adapt it so that the distance between the clamping “claws” is reduced. Since other people may wish to attempt this, I am posting the instructions for the project.
(Safety! This is a medium difficulty hack – to undertake it, you should be confident working with precision tools and small parts.)
To carry out this project you will need :
- Pencil and ruler.
- A vice/clamps/workbench to hold things safely while you cut/drill.
- Protective goggles for your eyes.
- A cross-head screwdriver.
- A cutting tool (rotary or small hacksaw).
- A drill.
- A pilot-hole drill-bit.
- A 16 mm drill-bit.
- Some sandpaper and sanding block.
(Safety! – If using power tools on plastic, use eye protection and do it in a well ventilated room. https://vividlearningsystems.com/blog/30-tips-for-hand-and-power-tool-safety)
Here are the steps :