wiper issue

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  1. doublec

    doublec Veteran Member

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    Well...if you look through my progress thread you will see that I cut the stock firewall out and put in a nice smooth one. Looks real nice but I was not thinking ahead and now need to figure out how to mount my wiper motor so it will work properly. I should have just smoothed out the passenger half and left the drivers side where everything hooks up alone, but that ship has sailed!

    So I need all you creative minds out there to help me out. I have a piece of firewall and i could cut a section out and weld a stock piece in there, but was hoping for another solution. I would like to use one of the DSE wiper motors because they look so much better than the factory ones.

    Ideas???
     
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    I have a feeling the DSE wiper motor may work nicely with a smoothed firewall. If you look at their wiper mount, it's basically a flat plate. Other than the mounting screws, you might only have to drill a hole for the motor shaft. I would give DSE a call and see what they say.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing Chris..I called them and the guy I talked to seemed to have absolutely no clue what I was talking about :(
     
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    That's disappointing. It's a a little on the expensive side to take the chance on buying it and seeing if you get lucky. Could they e-mail you the installation instructions?

    Edit:Found this install video. Not sure if it's the same motor but might be helpful. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=R98XtC2weCI
     
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    I slather Rain-X on the windshields of my cars all the time & almost NEVER actually turn on my wipers....or do you have an inspection/rule issue?
     
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    I have antique tags, so inspection is not an issue..
     
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    I saw a post once somewhere about a wiper moter hidden on the firewall under the drivers fender. They ran a longer arm from the linkage to the motor.Try a google search for hidden wiper motor mod.
     
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    I did the majority of work on the car by myself...but this is one of those things I just want to pay someone to do! :)
     
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    under the fender is what we have already spoke of. I did this to a 69 and it work out great
     

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