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96 bronco moon visor differences???

I'm looking to get one of those Lund moon visors. I think it's called a moon visor the thing that goes above the windshield. I see some old used ones going for about $250 in feebly but then I see a new lighted one on summit for $150 fiberglass. What are the differences in these things that I'd want to pay $100 more a used cracked one vs a new one. I figure there has to be something I'm missing
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I still don't see a difference so I'm going to save the cash and go with the new cheaper version. I wonder if they make smoke lenses for the things as well
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I checked 'em out and while they aren't made by LUND, it's entirely possible they bought the forms from LUND if LUND is done producing for our 20+ yr old rigs... or, LUND had a patent that's gone out of date and now other aftermarket manufacturers are jumping in. If they'd have had new ones available for that cheap, I'd have bought one last year. As it is... I picked up a cracked, chipped, used LUND Moon Visor (no lights) for $150 and I had to re-fiberglass all the cracks back in and sand the ever-lovin' snot out of it. Had a problem with the repair fiberglass sticking to the original. Still haven't painted or installed it... and would have had it done and installed by now, if I'd have gotten a new one for less.

Related Tip passed on to me by @schwim : When I do finally install mine, I plan to use rivet nuts in the body so I can seal it well an still take it on and off as needed without compromising a sealed fit, like using sheet metal screws would. Never know when you'll need to replace a windshield up here in the IPNW.

Let us know which brand/model and how it works out for you. An install write-up would be really cool too, if you're into it.

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Will do. I have to sell of some stuff and recoupe some cash from the holidays but I plan on preserving it within a few weeks.

I'm not sure on my attachment plan yet. I may go the same route with the nutserts but I may try making some sort of backing plate as well to add some strength to the attachment points. I'm also hoping to run the light wires down behind the windshield trim and tie into the parking light wires up at the headlights since they will be led bulbs. Just hope I can find smoked lenses for it. I had that nightshade paint crap
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So I bought the one from summit and got it today. Seems like a quality piece. Zero flex to the fiberglass and the gel coat is perfect. Only thing I hate is the holes for the lights are all drilled on the same side. So I'm going to fill those and drill them in the center for leds. Just have to find some led holders that I want to use first. The lenses appear to be packaged like they where for a truck stop so I'm going to see if I can't find some smoked ones since they are just flat lenses and their mounting holes are not pre drilled. Still have to order some black paint for it so it will be a while until I install it. Also going to look into putting some kind of membrane in between it and the roof to help stop vibrations from rubbing the paint off. Maybe just spray a few layers of rubberized under coating and give it few days drying time.

I'm going to use nutserts for the install as well as some rtv and washers on the inside to give the nutserts and rtv and good solid surface.

Run the wires behind the windshield trim and hard wired to my parking lights. I'll post pics once the process gets moving.
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I had planned on using rubber washers to eliminate vibration. save the paint and hopefully, keep the fiberglass from cracking over the years.

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So I bought the one from summit and got it today. Seems like a quality piece. Zero flex to the fiberglass and the gel coat is perfect. Only thing I hate is the holes for the lights are all drilled on the same side. So I'm going to fill those and drill them in the center for leds. Just have to find some led holders that I want to use first. The lenses appear to be packaged like they where for a truck stop so I'm going to see if I can't find some smoked ones since they are just flat lenses and their mounting holes are not pre drilled. Still have to order some black paint for it so it will be a while until I install it. Also going to look into putting some kind of membrane in between it and the roof to help stop vibrations from rubbing the paint off. Maybe just spray a few layers of rubberized under coating and give it few days drying time.

I'm going to use nutserts for the install as well as some rtv and washers on the inside to give the nutserts and rtv and good solid surface.

Run the wires behind the windshield trim and hard wired to my parking lights. I'll post pics once the process gets moving.
Bringing up an old post but do you have any pics of that summit racing one on the bronco?
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Bringing up an old post but do you have any pics of that summit racing one on the bronco?


I don't yet. I have it sitting my tent garage waiting for warm weather so I can paint and install it. Keep watching the fotm contest and in about a week or so you'll see it on there.

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Bringing up an old post but do you have any pics of that summit racing one on the bronco?
You can view a few pics of the lighted Summit Racing visor installed on my '96 on my SuperMotors page.

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Looks really good actually! Nice job!
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