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Re: Anyone made a 1 Arm Wiper for 80/90?
You could get yourself one of those huge straight 20-22" wipers. Mount it
on the passenger side, remove the driver's side wiper. Cock it at an
angle up so it rests on the passenger's half of the windshield. Very
rice-boy looking, but that's ow they look, I'd think.
If you figure out how to increase the motor travel, tell us.
On Thu, 4 Nov 1999, Alexander van Gerbig wrote:
> I really dislike the wipers on my 80. I have good blades, Bosch
> MicroEdge, and there is something about the whole setup that bugs me when it
> rains. They doesn't cover much area, they just don't do it. I have been
> look at pics of a 80 from Europe that has a custom 1 arm wiper. The 1 wiper
> arm is connected in the stock location of the passenger's wiper. Instead of
> the bent arm of the stock wiper it has a completely straight arm. I
> happened by a picture of the car with a dirty winshield so I could see area
> that the wiper is able to clear, much better than stock.
> Now has anyone done this with an 80/90 on the list? I will also contact
> the owner of the car and see what is involved. I am looking at the Bentley
> and the only thing that I can't figure out is how would the motor allow the
> wiper to move into the driver's side of the windshield. I assume that the
> motor has a preset stopping point then goes back. Haven't gotten the motor
> out yet to take a look, but is there a way to adjust the stop and go back
> point? Although with a straight arm the wiper would already move further
> over into the driver's windshield area because of the "off" position
> difference. That wouldn't be enough to get the wiper all the way across the
> driver's side though. Anyone?
> Alexander van Gerbig
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