Jun 5, 2007, 9:39 AM - Tee nut how too!!
thought i'd share this.. for those ppl having a hard time looking for a secure method to instal a visor / lens.
Quote from Spideyfett himself..
"Basically the Bolt is like an anchor...you have to insure that the screw is a tad shorter, so when you put the screw in it basically forces the Bolt to press up againt the Visor, which in turn makes the visor flush to the mandibles...
I hope that made sense??"
Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Jun 5, 2007 at 10:13 AM.
Jun 5, 2007, 9:55 AM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Very clear drawing!
Although it looks like you mislabeled the "nut" and "bolt" parts of the assembly.
Jun 5, 2007, 10:02 AM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Last edited by Sixxgunn13; Jun 5, 2007 at 10:10 AM.
Jun 5, 2007, 10:49 AM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Great! where can I get those screws?
Jun 5, 2007, 11:12 AM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Last edited by Spideyfett; Jun 5, 2007 at 11:42 AM.
Jun 11, 2007, 3:06 AM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Tandy leather has the whole works, they are used in saddlemaking and are called "Chicago Screws." go to www.tandyleatherfactory.com
Jun 15, 2007, 7:12 PM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Spideyfett, awesome pic tutorial! Exactly what I was looking for.
Sixxgunn13, thanks for the illustration! Perfectly clear.
Great idea, guys! Especially if you need to change out the visor at some point.
Also, "Chicago Screws" can be found at a lot of stationery, photo supply and craft stores. They're usually aluminum, but I found a few places that also sell plastic versions. If you can find the ones that are designed for book page binding or photo albums, they're already flattened at the post end.
Here are some links for reference. Good drawings here.
Aluminum 1/4" post
Plastic 1/4" post
Hope this helps!
Jun 15, 2007, 7:18 PM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
This is how I have my visor installed and can't imagine having it any other way. I love it!
The only problem I ever had was finding glue strong enough to hold the screws in. The first time around the tension of the visor pulled the screws off.
Jun 15, 2007, 9:31 PM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
What glue did you end up using? I plan to use JB Weld...which has held everything I've glued it too, including stuff that takes a lot of stress.
Jun 15, 2007, 9:44 PM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
I'm not entirely sure. I can't remember and it doesn't have any markings on it. It's a two part epoxy that comes in an all black double barreled syringe thing.
Jun 16, 2007, 10:43 AM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Jun 17, 2007, 9:50 AM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
great method guys! thanks for sharing!! :thumbup
Jun 17, 2007, 1:04 PM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
Jun 17, 2007, 2:06 PM - Re: Tee nut how too!!
]I just took a heat gun and heated the visor to the point where it fitted better in the helmet. Took 60 seconded epoxy to the points where the visor and helmet made contact and then used black silicone caulking to fill in the gaps on the inside.
Reason I did this is because im afraid to apply stress to the mandibles.