By jim s 1837 Date 2011-02-25 01:33
Can anybody tell me what kind of windshield wipers to use on the buggy? I think that I ask before and the answer was dont drive in the rain and thats ok But the weather is good except the morning dew and thick fog.
I would like to drive the buggy to work sometimes.
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2011-02-25 01:37
geez, I have working wipers but couldn't begin to tell you what they are from... Ghia maybe?
By andrew s 1965 Date 2011-02-25 02:00
I park in garage and use rain x ,.....
I had to cut mine down an passenger actually does not wipe it was put in just for DMV and really is a joke good luck
By Brad H 1498 Date 2011-02-25 13:59
I'd probably use soomething off of a mid 60's Beetle. If you don't ave a motor make sure to meausre the hole spacing on the body and get a wiper assembly that'll fit. Beetle windshields were pretty sort so any wiper you choose will probably work on a tall buggy screen. I'm envious you get to drive yours, mine is still in deep refrigeration -34C this morning, buggy season is still a few months off...
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2011-02-25 14:30
12v wipers came in two styles. A squarish motor and one that was more round. I think the ideal ones are the square 12v ones but they were only available for 1 year I think, and they can pricey.
Here is a square version (with a measuring tape to check the hole diffeence). Not sure if it is 6 volt or 12 volt though. It would say on the motor.
this one states its the 68 version which should be 12v:
Here is the later style:
So I would determine the distance between holes and then look to see how much room you have up there.
By Jason F 4582 Date 2016-01-06 18:58 Edited 2016-01-06 20:36
Do I need to mount the windshield wiper mount to the steering column mount under the dash. It seems I can get away with just mounting the whole assembly to the body by mean of the wiper studs. What do you guys do?
By AMAC1680 Date 2016-01-06 20:24
Here's what I do.
Last post it the thread. I copied it as soon as I saw it.
without a top I'd need wipers on both sides of the windshield anyway.
By Jason F 4582 Date 2016-01-06 21:00
Wow that's a cool set up. Unfortunately I have already drilled the hole in my hood. I would considering this if I had an automatic transmission.
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2016-01-07 04:02
You don't have to mount the motor. Its not a bad idea to do so...but it is not required. I would put a small section of foam between the motor and the hood to keep it from smacking the underside of the hood though if you do not secure it.
By Jason F 4582 Date 2016-01-07 13:25
The foam idea is a great added detail. Something I would't know to do till the first day I took it out for a spin. The wiper assembly was one of those things I removed back 16 years ago when I was 18. I put all my hardware in bag,s back them, and still do. I could not find a bag for the wiper assembly.
I don't plan on driving the buggy in the rain but if I do I would like to be ready. Makes for a safe ride home.
Thanks again Jeff
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2016-01-07 14:21
Some states also require functioning wipers to pass inspection. Yours may not. Mine does.
By AMAC1680 Date 2016-01-07 16:45
In Florida I beat a ticket for no wipers with the setup I posted above. After talking to an attorney friend he suggested I give it a shot. Here's the statute:
(3)8195;The windshield on every motor vehicle shall be equipped with a device for cleaning rain, snow, or other moisture from the windshield, which device shall be constructed as to be controlled or operated by the driver of the vehicle.
The judge ,although not pleased ,said I met the requirement and dismissed the ticket.
Then he nailed me for no e-brake, lol.
By Dave C 4367 Date 2016-01-07 17:03
Anything for the mighty buck.!
By Jeffrey P 655 Date 2016-01-07 22:48
You re lucky...in my state you can't get it on the road without wipers and an ebrake.
If you drive without an inspection sticker its a fine and a tow.
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