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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2022 11:34 pm    Post subject: Beam Style Wiper Blade Reply with quote

Has anyone found a beam style wiper blade that will fit 65 and later bugs? That is, with a J-hook attachment?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 10:20 am    Post subject: Re: Beam Style Wiper Blade Reply with quote

I just ordered some from Wolfsburg West. They haven't arrived, so I can't say anything about quality or fit. WW usually sells pretty good stuff.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Beam Style Wiper Blade Reply with quote

davidw99 wrote:
Has anyone found a beam style wiper blade that will fit 65 and later bugs? That is, with a J-hook attachment?

Do you mean the flat spine of the wipers blades used on 1964 and older Bugs? Like this picture from EverettB:

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You cannot use such a wiper on a 1965 or newer Bug because the windshield has a curve to it. These wipers worked on Bug through 1964 because those windshields are completely flat.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Beam Style Wiper Blade Reply with quote

Like the bottom blade, below.

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These seem to have much more curve to them. The Bosch 10" blades (conventional style) I had were awful. They missed the top and bottom 1" of the sweep.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2022 9:04 am    Post subject: Re: Beam Style Wiper Blade Reply with quote

Sorry, I didn't understand what you meant by "beam style." The blades WW sells are 11" conventional style.
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