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50Champ
04-12-2010, 06:44 PM
I'm thinking about buying one for my '50 Champion and have checked the web sites of a couple of companies that makes them. Has anyone here purchased an aftermarket one and, if so, are you happy with it? I was also considering fender skirts so I could get them painted at the same time as the visor. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance....:)

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1950 Champion 2 Dr. Sedan

55champion
04-12-2010, 06:50 PM
Try "Big Jims", Whitney Texas. I bought Skirts for my '55 and was well pleased.

50Champ
04-13-2010, 10:46 AM
Big Jim uses fiberglass for both the visor and fender skirts and Skirts & Visors uses 20 gauge steel. Big Jim's is a one piece visor and S&V is a 3 piece adjustable visor. What's better-steel or fiberglass and 3 piece or one piece? [?][?][?]

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55champion
04-13-2010, 02:50 PM
Not sure how to answer that, The fiberglass skirts are fine for my car but haven't used a visor.

50Champ
04-14-2010, 07:07 AM
I did a search for "visor" in the title and found a comment from "Studebakerjeff" in WV from April 2007 who said that Big Jim's sent him the wrong visor for his '50 Champion and he had to pay the freight to send it back to Texas in order to get a refund. Why should he have to pay to return it if they sent him the wrong one? He's probably out at least $100 from paying for shipping both ways when he didn't do anything wrong. I'm going to avoid Big Jim's if they make their customers pay for their mistakes and you guys should too. :(

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=9910&SearchTerms=visor

Does anyone else sell visors besides Big Jim and Skirts & Visors?

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Johnnywiffer
04-15-2010, 10:28 AM
Of course, we all know that "Beauty is in the eye....." and "One man's trash....." But I'm wondering: The reason you want one of those wonderful gadgets is…..? I’m sure all your friends (and your wife?) have told you that except for the “from the era” look, they do nothing that an inside visor doesn’t do better. And even in the post WWII era, they were about as modern as smoke signals.

Tho it does add a touch of glamour to this model A. [:o)]

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On the spur of the moment, I can only think of a few reasons NOT to put one on your car. Such as....they break up the aerodynamics of the car because they “catch” the wind (Ever see one vibrate on a REALLY windy day @ 60 mph?), of course, that means you get worse gas mileage AND you either have to get one of those prism thingys and screw IT to your dash OR stick your head out the window to see traffic signals. Ever have a rainy day where you drive? And you gotta drill holes SOMEWHERE to mount the sucker. (I just looked on E-bay: http://tinyurl.com/y5fyehq. There are about 15 good reason there--at $400-$600 a pop! That'll buy a lotta SOMETHIN' ELSE!)

I bought a ’51 Starlight in ’55 and the 1st thing I did when I got it home was pitch the visor. I even hated it ON the way home.

Yep, put one of those beauties on your car. But be prepared. [8D]

John