MAKING AND INSTALLING A FRONT WINDOW SUNSHADE

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JAMES399
High Range 2WD
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Joined: Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:21 am
Town: Alejandria Antioquia Colombia SA
Vehicle: Toyota Hilux 4x4
Real Name: JAMES

Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:48 am

I drive home every day facing the setting sun. My sun visors don't cut it, so I decided to install a window tint sunshade on my windshield. I had sunshades on my previous trucks installed professionally, and I hated the way they looked. Just like the truck in this forum's homepage, the shade was curved along the bottom instead of being straight. My '87 hilux was the same way.
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With a curved glass, the shade needs to be fitted to the glass to get a straight bottom line. I got some brown wrapping paper, and taped it to my truck
shade1.jpg
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Then i traced an outline of the top of the front window, and cut the tracing out.
shade2.jpg
On my bench, I found the center of the tracing, and measured down 6.5 inches. I did the same thing 32 inches to either side of center. Then using a 108" steel CB whip antenna as a guide, I clamped it directly over the marks on the tracing, and scribed a line along the antenna.
shade4.jpg
I cut out the tracing, taped it to a piece of window tint, and cut the tint to size.
sunshade.png
Installing the shade was easy, and the final result was exactly what I was looking for.
shade.png
I thought I would post this just in case any of you guys want to give it a try

- JAMES
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pieta.swanepoel
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:54 am

Thank you, James. Easy enough to do yourself
Groot berge en lang grondpaaie

Mars
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:02 am

Good post thanks.

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Dowe Koos
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Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:18 am

Baie netjies
Ecc 1:9 Wat gewees het, dit sal daar weer wees; en wat gebeur het, dit sal weer gebeur, en daar is glad niks nuuts onder die son nie.

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