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Rear Window Blind Help

Post by cgswift » Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:52 pm

I recently obtained a rear window blind parcel shelf for my car. Would some one please post a photo of the 'hooks' to which the blind attaches? This is a new installation, and I don't have a clue as to what they look like. Thanks! Toph
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Re: Rear Window Blind Help

Post by GWL » Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:31 pm

cgswift wrote:I recently obtained a rear window blind parcel shelf for my car. Would some one please post a photo of the 'hooks' to which the blind attaches? This is a new installation, and I don't have a clue as to what they look like. Thanks! Toph
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Post by cgswift » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:02 am

Thanks George! I will need to find some, in Pacific Blue. If not, I will need to be very creative, and fabricate something. Would anyone know if they might still be available at a dealer? Toph (It's gettin' better all the time!)
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1972 Datsun 510 Badass Monster!
1959 Corvette FI 283
1950 8N Ford Tractor (Harrison)

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Post by Chris Wright » Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:18 am

The real question is, do you still have the loops on the shade? :)

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Post by cgswift » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:21 am

Nope. They were a combination af really small wire ties. I have already 'obtained' the proper roll pins from work, and I'm looking for some suitable wire to fab the loops. It'll all work, it will just take some time.

My Eibach lowering springs have arrived, as well as the S/T group buy anti-sway bars. This will be a busy week. Toph
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1972 Datsun 510 Badass Monster!
1959 Corvette FI 283
1950 8N Ford Tractor (Harrison)

"Strive for perfection, excellence will be accepted."

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Post by alpinacsi » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:35 pm

BRACKET ANTHRAZIT 2 51461941328 $1.73

I don't think they were available in blue and I think all of them were the same color until the later highline cars.

I found some last week when I was looking thru my junk for a alternator wire boot. The problem is finding them again; if I do find them, you can have them.

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Post by cgswift » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:50 pm

Schweeet! Thanks Todd!
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1972 Datsun 510 Badass Monster!
1959 Corvette FI 283
1950 8N Ford Tractor (Harrison)

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Post by Chris Wright » Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:15 pm

cgswift wrote:Nope. They were a combination af really small wire ties. I have already 'obtained' the proper roll pins from work, and I'm looking for some suitable wire to fab the loops. . Toph
Ah, good, so you've seen the Mwrench "fix" then.

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Does'nt

Post by Euro cs No i » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:01 am

Does'nt someone have a SOLID fix for those clamps on a web site? I have one back shade as well. Currently getting my interior redone and was looking for that site. Anyone know?

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Post by Chris Wright » Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:33 am

Euro cs No i wrote:Does'nt someone have a SOLID fix for those clamps on a web site? I have one back shade as well. Currently getting my interior redone and was looking for that site. Anyone know?

Regards,
Here is the PDF file for the window shade hook repair from the BC Tech Articles:

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Ahhh Yes...

Post by Euro cs No i » Thu Apr 10, 2008 2:05 am

Ahhh Yes,... there it is. Thank You Sir. What about the headliner attachments. Are there facory holes or mountings there under the liner?

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Re: Ahhh Yes...

Post by ron » Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:17 am

Euro cs No i wrote:Ahhh Yes,... there it is. Thank You Sir. What about the headliner attachments. Are there facory holes or mountings there under the liner?

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Okay...

Post by Euro cs No i » Fri Apr 11, 2008 12:50 am

My car is a 79' and I got the shade while scavenging at a local dismantlers. Is there some metal there to do such a drilling or is there welding involved? I'm waiting for the rear seats to be redone before I start looking at the headliner and rear speaker/shade area. I've felt around the headliner and I dont feel anything. Any advice?

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Fairly simple solution . . .

Post by GRNSHRK » Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:44 pm

As my 80 didn't come with the sun shade as stock equipment either, I decided to come up with rather simple hooks that I installed into the top of the rear windshield gasket. These started life as these chrome (Nickel?) plated spring clips that I got from work, things to hang your badge from a lanyard, or something like that :?

I have bent these into an "S" shape, if you look from the side. One end of the "S" fits under the gasket, the other end of the "S" serves as the hook with which to hang the shaed onto. Clean and simple :wink:

I'll take a couple of pix over the weekend if anyone is interested, as I wrestled with a place to hook my shade for quite a while :roll:

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Re: Fairly simple solution . . .

Post by GWL » Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:32 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:As my 80 didn't come with the sun shade as stock equipment either, I decided to come up with rather simple hooks that I installed into the top of the rear windshield gasket. These started life as these chrome (Nickel?) plated spring clips that I got from work, things to hang your badge from a lanyard, or something like that :?

I have bent these into an "S" shape, if you look from the side. One end of the "S" fits under the gasket, the other end of the "S" serves as the hook with which to hang the shaed onto. Clean and simple :wink:

I'll take a couple of pix over the weekend if anyone is interested, as I wrestled with a place to hook my shade for quite a while :roll:

HTH 8)
I would be interested in the knowledge as the stock hooks are known to break and they are NLA.

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Post by bfons » Fri Apr 11, 2008 8:08 pm

Guys,

Let me look through my stash as I may have a couple kits that Ed (Mr Wrench) used to sell. I'll let you guys know Monday.
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Re: Fairly simple solution . . .

Post by alpinacsi » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:17 pm

[quote="GWL] I would be interested in the knowledge as the stock hooks are known to break and they are NLA.[/quote]


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Are you talking about the hooks in the headliner? They are NLA in some colors but:

Part #3 ( 51461941328 ) in ANTHRAZIT from Maximillian is $1.88

That is not to say that they will not break easily so ordering spares may be a good idea.

GWL

Re: Fairly simple solution . . .

Post by GWL » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:24 pm

Thanks, I had forgotten that the Anthrazits were still available. :D

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Re: Rear Window Blind Help

Post by brickwhite » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:03 am

hooks in the headliner... for the sun shade

if your car does not have them can you just screw them into the headliner? My car is an 85.

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Re: Rear Window Blind Help

Post by Bostn635csi » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:39 pm

I had the same issue and tried different options. The one I'm using know for the past two years are Binder Clips. That's right, good old Binder Clips you can buy in any color to match your shade. They clip right onto the end of the shade and just use one of the hooks to attach. Easy simple fix for a couple of dollars.
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