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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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Modern wipers for my 64

I'd like to upgrade my wipers to more efficient modern ones.
Do any of the modern types work or will I need something specific.
Thanks in advance Big Dave ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 04:51 PM
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If you just want Big Dave's opinion, PM him.

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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I was just joking as he's usually the first to reply
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-16-2016, 09:00 PM
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Ok, let's talk. "Modern wipers". Do you just mean the actual blades that clip on the arms? Or, are we talking swapping in a new intermittent motor and controls? If it's just the former, any of the modern mono blade designs are decent. I use Michelin Edge that I get from Costco. Only on my modern cars, though. I like the look of the classic stainless frames on my classics. So much so that I actually rebuilt the Anco wipers on my 65 C10 last year by buying modern wipers and disassembling them.

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Thank Jay.

Yeah, I was just really meaning the blades, because as much as I like the original look too, I find the coverage and effectiveness is pretty poor so I want to improve my visibility.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-17-2016, 08:32 AM
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If you are looking for a pulse wiper then you will have more work to do. The motor is the same, The control device sits inside the wiper motor transmission but the part that will create your biggest problem will be the switch that in modern cars is on the end of the turn signal stalk and not on the dash in the wiper switch. To my knowledge no one makes a dash mounted switch. That means adapting a stalk to fit your car along with the internal wiring inside the steering column.

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