Hard top visor metal replace (1 Viewer)

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My 77 visor has rusted beyond an easy patch. Found several threads about same-one MUD member actually used to build replacements for this, but has since stopped(sorry if I can't remember his name) He did say CCOT had replacements for this, so I ordered one. The metal came in 2 parts 'welding required' was the ad. Here's what I got-
I don't mind getting the parts welded - but that's if they FIT. These things were nowhere near identical-they were different lengths, the radius of the corner curve was different on each side - the height of the drip lip was different on each side----plus the things were concave on the underside--they will hold a pool of water just fine.(this may be a design defect in the OEM, so I can't fault this)-but the rest of the issues are clearly subpar quality.(they were already rusting when I opened the box)
Anyone have suggestions on what to do about this? Do you think CCOT will take these back and refund the $?

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brian

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this is the very front part of the hardtop drip rail correct?
i used their "kit" years ago to make a complete new drip rail, but never actually got around to putting it on a cruiser.
 

nelsonjm624

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I recently used ccot ' s full kit I ended up trimming the middle of the visor and kept fitting it to the fiberglass until it was within a 16th of and inch and welded the center and both sides.
 

nelsonjm624

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Here's a pic if it helps... mine took a good bit of fitting before welding but after body/paint work came out awesome.

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Your's looks good.
Maybe i'm just nitpicking, but the lengths are not that terrible of an issue, the widths I can grind down, but the radius at the corners being off so much is something I do not know how to fix. With the amount of work I anticipate fixing these, I think it would be easier to make them myself out of some Alum. angle.--I think these are going back.
 

nelsonjm624

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You know I thought the same thing, but it worked after a few test fits, ccot ended up sending me a few extra rear corners b/c they didn't fit tight enough. Those weird parts in the middle I grinded down until the hood rest pad fit it snugly. I'm picky as well so don't settle if you don't 100% like them, I couldn't find the gutter stuff anywhere else so I made it work. Good luck I'm sure you'll get er done.
 

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