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Anyone converted to a single windshield wiper? by 1986GTV8
Started on: 02-14-2004 01:28 PM
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Report this Post02-14-2004 01:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1986GTV8Send a Private Message to 1986GTV8Direct Link to This Post
As stated....

I thought that I had read in Kit Car Mag a few years back that the back/rear windshield wiper from a mini van (do not remember which one) could be used no a Lambo conversion with little to no mods.

Anyone done this?

Did I just give up one of my custom ideas?

THX.

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Originally posted by 1986GTV8:

Did I just give up one of my custom ideas?

THX.

John


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Report this Post02-16-2004 01:47 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1986GTV8Send a Private Message to 1986GTV8Direct Link to This Post
Did you?

You dog!

Give me some insight. No teasing!!

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Report this Post02-16-2004 02:58 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NotAFieroAnyLongerClick Here to Email NotAFieroAnyLongerSend a Private Message to NotAFieroAnyLongerDirect Link to This Post
No I did'nt...

LOL

I was saying.. "Naaa" Because you askied if you gave away your idea..LOL

Now, what are you trying to do.??

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Report this Post02-16-2004 05:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
I did using one of the stock arms. It dosent clean enough. I am making a custom arm so the drivers side gets cleaned better

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Report this Post02-16-2004 07:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87gt5speedClick Here to Email 87gt5speedSend a Private Message to 87gt5speedDirect Link to This Post
I'm pretty sure it's a Toyota Previa......

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Report this Post02-16-2004 09:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twentyeightClick Here to visit twentyeight's HomePageClick Here to Email twentyeightSend a Private Message to twentyeightDirect Link to This Post
At the oil change place I work at (I know, i hate it, and i feel dirty.) We sell wiper blades only by length. not by vehicle. My mom's caravan took a 28" blade. I was kind of looking into this, too, but probably not till summer
Hope this helps...
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Report this Post02-16-2004 09:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Jake_DragonSend a Private Message to Jake_DragonDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by twentyeight:

At the oil change place I work at (I know, i hate it, and i feel dirty.) We sell wiper blades only by length. not by vehicle. My mom's caravan took a 28" blade. I was kind of looking into this, too, but probably not till summer
Hope this helps...

Can you get me a couple 42" blades?

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Report this Post02-16-2004 10:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
What you need to do is make a cam so the wiper stays straight up and down. I have a design but it is my secret for now
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Report this Post02-17-2004 08:01 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 1986GTV8Send a Private Message to 1986GTV8Direct Link to This Post
Thanks for the input.

I was wondering if I needed to move the "pivot piont" to the center of the car or not...

Would make for a cool mod.

See you at the Daytona show!


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Report this Post02-17-2004 03:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Fie RoClick Here to visit Fie Ro's HomePageClick Here to Email Fie RoSend a Private Message to Fie RoDirect Link to This Post
I have looked into this but I think it doesn't look right on a Fiero...a "clean" windscreen contributes to the lines of the Fiero....
"hiding" the wipers would be a better idea (by extending the front hood a little for example)

hmmm...that will keep me awake tonight. thanks.

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Report this Post02-18-2004 12:23 AM Click Here to See the Profile for HopClick Here to Email HopSend a Private Message to HopDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by 1986GTV8:

Thanks for the input.
I was wondering if I needed to move the "pivot piont" to the center of the car or not...
Would make for a cool mod.
See you at the Daytona show!
John

John.... I purchased an 86 GT with a Single Wiper Blade cleaning the windshield about 2 months ago. No mods noted to this point, Just one very large wiper blade. If I can talk my friend here in town that has digital camera to take a picture I will try to send it your way so you can make up your on mind. Will also measure the length of the blade. Hop

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Report this Post02-18-2004 01:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
BTW the pass wiper pivot is in the center of the windshield.
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Report this Post02-18-2004 01:37 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroman87Click Here to Email fieroman87Send a Private Message to fieroman87Direct Link to This Post
Ok, now I'm gonna trust that you give me credit for the idea/solution, otherwise i'm not gonna post it.

If you all agree, then you'll have it tomorrow and I'm sure it'll solve all your probs.

till then......

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Report this Post02-18-2004 01:05 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 862M4inCAClick Here to Email 862M4inCASend a Private Message to 862M4inCADirect Link to This Post
You might look at the setup some Mercedes cars have since I know for a fact that they use a single pivot point in the middle of the windshield and have some sort of double bladed thing going on (one leads and a second trails). If you've ever watched one go when it hits the apex (top middle of the windshield) the whole wiper arm seems to lower itself so the blade keeps contact with the windshield.
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Report this Post02-18-2004 01:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 1986GTV8Send a Private Message to 1986GTV8Direct Link to This Post
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Report this Post02-18-2004 09:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierohohoClick Here to Email fierohohoSend a Private Message to fierohohoDirect Link to This Post
I remembered seeing one at the 2002 Dells Run.

I had taken a pic because I thought it looked kinda neat.

It was on Kaz's car, he's from Illinois.

What he said he did was cut the end off of one arm where the wiper clips to it, then cut the end off the other arm where it attaches to the pivot point, he then adjusted for length and trimmed the extra off so he had about a 1-1 1/2" overlap, he then brazed them together, smoothed with body filler and painted it black.

Here's the pic.

Sorry it took so long for me to get off my butt and post it.

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As mentioned above about Mercedes, take a look at an early 90's 190, it has the centered pivot single wiper.
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Report this Post02-18-2004 10:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroman87Click Here to Email fieroman87Send a Private Message to fieroman87Direct Link to This Post
that was gonna be MY hint!!!!

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