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PK Socal
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:56 am    Post subject: What windshield wipers? Reply with quote

I thought I'd taken everything I needed off my donor car. Now as I'm close to getting my buggy on the road I can't ignore it any longer. I have nothing for the windshield wiper assembly. So not only do I not have the parts. I don't even have anything to look at. Embarassed

It makes me crazy because the likelihood of me driving it in the rain in Southern California is pretty slim. But I would like to be legal.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Is there a particular year assembly that works well in a glass buggy. Is there even a link that shows exactly what the WW assembly looks like?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had the same problem too getting my buggy registered in Hawaii. To my knowledge CIP is the only place where you can get a new complete wiper assembly, less arms and blades. I would have had dash clearance problems (speedo) if I chose to go this route and I also didn't want to drill my hood. I ended up using a clamp on type from a T bucket to pass inspection. After passing I took it off leaving the wiring harness coiled up under the dash. If I ever need to put it back on I can do it in 2 minutes. Let me know if you need any links or pics.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I was building a street rail I considered using a manually operated wiper, I believe it would satisfy most Law men. and there are no wires it just clamps on and you turn a handle back and forth to move the wiper Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GEB. That sounds perfect. Any pics or links would be greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take a look at some street rod sites - They make a small unit that can attach to the top of the windshield.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a thought, if you go off road at all and run across an occasional water crossing, the wipers (electric or manual) are real convenient for getting that muddy watter off the W/S without having to stop and get out to wipe the thing down (and hold up the rest of the group). I wouldn't think of going out without them.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im using this Windshield Wiper Mount Assembly
http://bandkmfg.com/osCommerce/product_info.php?cP...3fe1a4dee7
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Aquamanx!

That looks like it will do the job.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a wiper assembly off Ebay for $25 shipped. Here's one for sale now http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Vintage-VW-Beetle-W...enameZWDVW, there are others. There are some for sale on the Samba classifieds as well. Arms from J.C. Whitney for $10 I think. Easy to hook up.

I thought wipers were silly too. I've been on two cruises, I used them both times Rolling Eyes .
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heres the link of what I used & of the wiper assy from CIP:

http://www.tperformance.com/street_rod_store/mirrors_and_accessories/electric_wiper/

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=VWC%2D113%2D989%2D955

I'll post pics later of my buggy when I get home from work.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTW, you might want to check first, because in Hawaii manual type wipers are not allowed, must be electrically powered.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In North Carolina, the law states that if you have 2 wipers mounted on your vehicle both must work and if you have one it must work; there is no mention of a requirement for it to be motorized. So my application is for NC only; as mentioned earlier, the laws vary by state. Nevertheless, here is a photo of the hand operated wiper blade from JC Whitney, and the mount from B & K Manufacturing:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the info guys. I printed off the pictures of the Bandk and JC Whitney hand operated wiper. I will show it to my friend tonight.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anyone know where I can get that clamp?
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get the clamp here: http://bandkmfg.com/buggy.php

I got caught in a cloudburst last summer, It is amazing how well the wiper actually works, even without a top on the buggy.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told by someone, that as long as i had one of these on board,

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i was legal. I really dont want wipers on my buggy as i dont see any point in it. Especially since you can just put Rain-x and it works as good if not better than wipers.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 5:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EVO3 wrote:
I was told by someone, that as long as i had one of these on board,

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i was legal. I really dont want wipers on my buggy as i dont see any point in it. Especially since you can just put Rain-x and it works as good if not better than wipers.


Rain-X does nothing when you drive thru a low lying area late at night or early in the morning when the windshield instantly fogs up. I frequently drive my buggy on 200 to 300 mile trips and between fog, dew and rain, Rain-X doesn't make it.
Rain-x doesn't work as well on a flat windshield when the water is basically trapped on the windshield as it is on a buggy with the windshield frame.
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a windsheild???? Very Happy. Oh ya that thing that adds a bunch of drag to the car...... Cool Never run one, if I'm on the high way a helmet works wonders and I can hear my I-pod too.

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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lostinbaja wrote:
You can get the clamp here: http://bandkmfg.com/buggy.php

I got caught in a cloudburst last summer, It is amazing how well the wiper actually works, even without a top on the buggy.


Thanks!

I tried using a manual wiper on my rail but it never fit right and the handle ended up coming loose when I needed it most.

hopefully it will work better on the buggy using this clamp
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: What windshield wipers? Reply with quote

PK Socal wrote:
Is there a particular year assembly that works well in a glass buggy. Is there even a link that shows exactly what the WW assembly looks like?


If you decide you want an electric wiper assembly, to clear the back of the dash, etc., it should be one that looks like this. Not sure of exact years but I think 58-67. The 67 is best because it has a 12v motor, however you can buy the new pieces to upgrade a 6 volt wiper motor to 12v.

You need longer bus wiper arms or need to extend the sedan arms.

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