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Old 11-10-2019, 06:52 PM   #1
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Default Windshield Wiper Conversion

I bought a 1930 5-window coupe street rod, Chevy powered, with manual operated windshield wiper. The windshield does tilt outward. I would like to convert the manual wiper setup to an original type electric wiper. I cannot seem to find any info on such a conversion. I would appreciate hearing from anyone who has done this conversion. I needed a replacement wiper blade for the manual unit but every place I checked only list vacuum or electric wiper blades. My blade is 9.5 long.
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Old 11-10-2019, 07:05 PM   #2
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Default Re: Windshield Wiper Conversion

Here you go. https://modelastore.com/windshield-w...roduct_id=6678


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Old 11-11-2019, 09:12 PM   #3
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Default Re: Windshield Wiper Conversion

Thank you, Bob. However, since I have a manually operated wiper, it looks like I would need to drill mounting holes in the windshield frame to mount the motor and rout the wiring. The kit you sent the link for is to replace a vacuum system and mounts in the original holes. I still would like to hear from someone who has converted manual to electric. I want to be sure there are no hidden worries drilling into the frame and how the wiring should be routed to the inside of the vehicle. I would still need to mount a switch on the dash. Just looking for input from someone who has already pulled off this conversion.


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Old 11-11-2019, 10:13 PM   #4
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Here are the mounting holes for the different wiper motors.


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Old 11-12-2019, 10:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: Windshield Wiper Conversion

Thanks so much. Things are beginning to clear up. Too bad the diagram doesn't provide spacing measurements. I will have to purchase the kit and make up a drilling template. The only hole I now have is the single hole for the hand operated wiper shaft which does align with the notch in the header panel. Now I understand that the wiring passes through a drilled hole in the windshield frame to the inside of the car.
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Old 11-12-2019, 01:16 PM   #6
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Got to have a drill press or mill for the holes.
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Old 11-12-2019, 03:44 PM   #7
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FYI A 30 closed car never had a hand operated wiper.................
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