AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by jah bil » Wed, 12 Jun 2002 15:08:05



does anyone know if there is available, in a current kit or on the
aftermarket, a sun visor for the AMT 51 chevy fastback? seems to me i
remember seeing one on a car one time and need one for a project im doing.
any directions would be haile appreciated!

oh, i mean a big sun visor...that shades the windshield from the sun...that
kind of sun visor!

many thanks!

--

one love
rasta 4 I
jah bill

 
 
 

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by EmilA19 » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 10:36:10


Quote:
>does anyone know if there is available, in a current kit or on the
>aftermarket, a sun visor for the AMT 51 chevy fastback? seems to me i
>remember seeing one on a car one time and need one for a project im doing.
>any directions would be haile appreciated!

>oh, i mean a big sun visor...that shades the windshield from the sun...that
>kind of sun visor!

>many thanks!

>--

>one love
>rasta 4 I
>jah bill

Bill,

None of the AMT 51 Chevy kits ever came with a windshield visor, nor have I
ever seen one in the aftermarket.

Probably best achieved by cutting one from sheet styrene, say .100", and then
carving with Dremel, files and sandpaper to the proper curvature.  Not an easy
task, but I think it would be doable.

Art Anderson

 
 
 

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by jah bil » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 14:34:18


hmmm i was afraid of that. oh well, i think i might be able to handle
scratchbuilding one.

anyone happen to know of a picture of one on the net?

thanks for the response art!

--

one love
rasta 4 I
jah bill


Quote:
> >does anyone know if there is available, in a current kit or on the
> >aftermarket, a sun visor for the AMT 51 chevy fastback? seems to me i
> >remember seeing one on a car one time and need one for a project im
doing.
> >any directions would be haile appreciated!

> >oh, i mean a big sun visor...that shades the windshield from the
sun...that
> >kind of sun visor!

> >many thanks!

> >--

> >one love
> >rasta 4 I
> >jah bill

> Bill,

> None of the AMT 51 Chevy kits ever came with a windshield visor, nor have
I
> ever seen one in the aftermarket.

> Probably best achieved by cutting one from sheet styrene, say .100", and
then
> carving with Dremel, files and sandpaper to the proper curvature.  Not an
easy
> task, but I think it would be doable.

> Art Anderson

 
 
 

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by Al Superczynsk » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 15:03:35




Quote:
>...anyone happen to know of a picture of one on the net?

http://www.tisd.net/~trader/51chev.html

http://www.motorcitydreamcars.com/featured_events/07_woodward/showroo...

http://www.oxfordautosales.com/antiques/milton2.html

--
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My "From" address is munged - click "Reply To" to respond via email.

Check out my want and disposal lists at "Al's Place":
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and the critics will flame you every time."

 
 
 

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by Penm » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:40:23


Quote:
>Subject: Re: AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

>Date: 6/12/02 1:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time
>hmmm i was afraid of that. oh well, i think i might be able to handle
>scratchbuilding one.

>anyone happen to know of a picture of one on the net?

>thanks for the response art!

Bill,

If I'm not mistaken, the Galaxie Ltd. 48 Chevrolet kits contain a windshield
visor. I'll check my kit, and if it does, I'll send it to you since I won't
need it.
HTH,
MRLMMD:

Marty Oberman, Jr.

"There is no spoon..."

 
 
 

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by Penm » Thu, 13 Jun 2002 22:55:53


Quote:
>Subject: Re: AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

>Date: 6/12/02 9:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time
>Bill,

>If I'm not mistaken, the Galaxie Ltd. 48 Chevrolet kits contain a windshield
>visor. I'll check my kit, and if it does, I'll send it to you since I won't
>need it.

Bill,

I found mine in the Galaxie kit. Drop me an e-mail to make arrangements for me
to send it to you.
Best regards,

MRLMMD:

Marty Oberman, Jr.

"There is no spoon..."

 
 
 

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by jah bil » Fri, 14 Jun 2002 14:24:55


wow. exactly what i needed! theres actually some features in these photos
that i wanted to incorporate including those half chrome covered headlights!
thanks a million al! and all too!

--

one love
rasta 4 I
jah bill


Quote:


> >...anyone happen to know of a picture of one on the net?

> http://www.tisd.net/~trader/51chev.html

http://www.motorcitydreamcars.com/featured_events/07_woodward/showroo...
5/fleetline5pt.html
Quote:

> http://www.oxfordautosales.com/antiques/milton2.html

> --
> Al Superczynski, MFE, IPMS/USA #3795, continuous since 1968

> My "From" address is munged - click "Reply To" to respond via email.

> Check out my want and disposal lists at "Al's Place":
> http://apollo.up-link.net/~modeleral
> "Build what YOU like, the way YOU want to,
> and the critics will flame you every time."

 
 
 

AMT 51 Chevy Fastback Visor needed!

Post by EmilA19 » Sat, 15 Jun 2002 13:20:15


Quote:
>Bill,

>If I'm not mistaken, the Galaxie Ltd. 48 Chevrolet kits contain a windshield
>visor. I'll check my kit, and if it does, I'll send it to you since I won't
>need it.
>HTH,
>MRLMMD:

>Marty Oberman, Jr.


Marty,

In real life, at least, a 41-48 Chevy windshield visor won't fit a 49-later
car, for two reasons:

#1  In 1949, Chevrolet changed from a "vee" windshield made of flat panes of
glass to a curved windshield (divided 49-51, one-piece thereafter).

#2  1949 being the start of "envelope" or full-width body shells at GM, their
windshields are much wider, by as much as 10-12 inches.

Windshield visors nearly always followed the shape of the windshield area of
the car for which they were made, mounted, of course, with a gap of about 2" to
allow air to pass between the visor and the front of the roof.

Art Anderson