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rranthon
01-27-2018, 09:48 AM
Hello,
I tried a search and came up empty, so forgive me if this is a repeat thread. I've got a '64 Champ pickup, about 85% complete restoration. Windshield wiper arms. They're so flimsy, they just push a little water around and don't squeegee anything. My mechanic has tried bending, etc, to no avail. Humbly requesting any tips, tricks, after market arms? to fix this problem.

TIA,

Randy Anthony, VA Beach

63 R2 Hawk
01-27-2018, 09:53 AM
I remember many years ago having to shorten the springs in wiper arms of a couple of old cars ( other brand) I had. They were really hard to cut and bend, but it did work.

thunderations
01-27-2018, 09:54 AM
Usually cause by broken or weak springs in the arms, not putting enough pressure on the blades. There are universal arms available or check with our vendors for replacements.

studegary
01-27-2018, 10:04 AM
Welcome to the SDC Forum.

I have used after-market wiper arm "helpers" to correct this condition. They are a spring steel piece that goes over the wiper arms and presses down on them. This is a simple and effective fix. I do not believe in bending the arms. Of course, new arms or at least new springs in the arms is a better fix.

EDIT: SI lists new arms for your pickup on page 76 of their catalog.

rranthon
01-27-2018, 10:39 AM
Wow, thanks for the scoop, just looked up page 76 in the SI catalog, will give it a shot.

acolds
01-27-2018, 12:24 PM
If you go to real hardware store they will probably have a assortment of springs the older arms are more sealed than new style but not hard to replace springs. Mine use to lift off window anything over fifty mile hour new springs cured this problem.

Bud
01-27-2018, 05:09 PM
I bought a couple of pairs of Anco replacement arms from Rock Auto. The Anco part number is 41-02. I put a set of them on the 64 Champ that I had years ago and they worked far better than the originals. Bud

TWChamp
01-27-2018, 05:17 PM
All good answers above, and my 50 Champion also had a weak spring on one side.

I like to use Rain-X and not the wipers. Rain-X works wonders.

rranthon
01-28-2018, 07:49 AM
I bought a couple of pairs of Anco replacement arms from Rock Auto. The Anco part number is 41-02. I put a set of them on the 64 Champ that I had years ago and they worked far better than the originals. Bud

Thanks for that input Bud. So this went on no problem, I can then just get the appropriate sized blades from any maker?

jts359
01-28-2018, 11:14 AM
I bought new ones from feebay for the wifes Champ , The ones from tri five Chevys fit , I had to file a little to get the blade to lock on , Ed

rranthon
01-28-2018, 01:04 PM
Thanks everybody, I ordered the arms and blades from Rock Auto.