Anybody have luck finding a good material that matches the interior of an '85 with grey/charcoal? I went to a fabric place today and was really surprised they didn't even have anything remotely close. Mechanically the visors are in good shape so I don't want to spend $100 to buy new one from TFS. My daughter is really good with a needle and thread so I know she can make really nice ones, but need to find a good fabric first. If I can't find the grey, I was thinking of going to charcoal
I suggest replacements from a yard myself. The Fiero ones are nearly impossible to recover nice. Ones I found fit good and I had them recovered in vinyl so they wouldnt get nasty again. Just take one with you to the yard and start looking around. Sorry but dont remember what they came out of.
I used the TFS visors. Although they look nice, I found the driver’s side with the map pockets does not fit well. It is to fat and will not fully retract causing my head to always hit the visor on entry. They would not sell just a single visor so I wound up buying two sets and using passenger side visors on left and right. They are interchangeable and they look great now, no more head bumping. $$$$. BO anyone?
Id like to see yours done. I didnt want the fabric because Im an open window driver and they got filthy along with the sides of the headliner so I went all naugahyde. My local upholstery shop wouldnt touch the OEM Fiero visors for less than $100. Theyve been doing all my stuff from seats to convertible tops for 30 years.
I tried recovering with headliner material, however the foam is too thick compared to the original foam, and the visor just turned out too "fat".
I did find a visor recovery set at PepBoys, it's a rolled up piece of foam backed fabric, enough for two visors. It was in the section with floor mats and headliner material. They had two shades of grey which both looked close to the Fiero grey. I didn't have a sample with me, so I just bought one of them. The foam is about half as thick as the headliner foam. The package comes with a small bottle of adhesive and is about $40. I don't remember the brand, but if someone needs the part number, it's still in my basement. LMK.
Of course you could always get a nice pair of sun glasses and get rid of the visors
I did exactly that with both of my Mercedes SLs. I always wear a ball cap with the top down anyway. Mercedes visors are trash from the factory. There is no backup board at all. they just use rigid foam heat covered in vinyl. Sun disintegrates it till they look like vinyl bags. They have to be replaced (about $300), because theres nothing in them to cover.
I visited a local wrecker and found a Plymouth Acclaim with grey sunvisors. I unscrewed the mounts and mounted them in the Fiero. They fit like a glove and look pretty much stock
I have something similar in mine. Shadow, Sundance, Daytona.... I don't remember for sure what they came out of. But yeah, they fit perfect and are nicer than the stock Fiero visors. But be careful though; there are some Chrysler visors that won't fit.
I also have a set from Fiero Thomas. I just haven't installed them yet.
I just bought 4 yards of material at Walmart, it is "felt/fleece" almost exactly the same grey at the original in the 86. Was 2.84 a yard and it is 60 inches wide. It does NOT have foam on it, which is what I wanted. Blessings,