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wiper arm/blade questions

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by dhanrahan, Jun 1, 2004.

  1. Jun 1, 2004
    dhanrahan

    dhanrahan New Member

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    Hi all,

    I hope everyone had a good holiday weekend! I'm fixing to replace my wiper arms/blades, so I figured I'd ask you guys for advice.

    I've been looking through the JC Whitney and 4 Wheel Drive catalogs and have been looking at their arms and blades. The '68-and-up blades and arms look halfway sturdy, but the '45-'67 blades/arms look primitive and flimsy.

    My questions: 1) Are the wiper arms and blades for a '67 CJ and Commandos interchangeable? 2) Can I use '68-and-up CJ arms/blades on my rig (will they fit)? 3) Are Whitney's and 4WD's parts of halfway-decent quality (the price sure seems reasonable: $15.00 for an arm and blade)? 4) Are wiper arm tensioners worth the money?

    I know it seems a little odd asking about wiper blades at the beginning of summer :oops: but I have three months off, and I want to replace as much stuff on the rig as possible during that time.

    Thanks,

    Desmond
     
  2. Jun 1, 2004
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    1) I dunno

    2)On a CJ5, the 68 and up are longer, and will not directly fit.

    3) The quality is questionable, but the options are limited

    4) I don't know that they sell tensioners that fit pre-68 wipers?

    In the 4wd.com catalog I got this weekend in the mail, part number WSHA1K is a wiper arm and blade kit for 10.95 each for "1941-1968" CJ.
     
  3. Jun 1, 2004
    dhanrahan

    dhanrahan New Member

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    Thanks for the info, Mike. I'll take a closer look at the 4WD catalog and go from there.
     
  4. Jun 1, 2004
    tone

    tone New Member

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    i dont use any wiper blades in fact i disconnected the wires from the motor and just use rainX it works good on windows like cj's
     
  5. Jun 1, 2004
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    That would not fly in places that inspections are required, or when it snows. A buddy of mine had temporarily failing wipers on a '59 El Camino. I always laughed when he got caught in the rain. He would stick his head out the window, and was soaked by the time he made it home. He kept a towel under his seat to wipe his face off every once in a while.
     
  6. Jun 1, 2004
    66cj5

    66cj5 Jeep with no name

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    got fit'um all's from the flaps when I did the wiper conversion to single motor from a 69. easy conversion, I recommend it.
     
  7. Jun 2, 2004
    H8PAVMNT

    H8PAVMNT Rub his head for luck

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    I got mine from Krage (www.jeepdoc.com) and I expect to replace the whole wiper arm assembly once/yr. as they don't appear to be very sturdy. RainX and new wipers every year or as req'd by MOM.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2004
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I see them now Brad... Krage's description is not very clear, but they also carry the same part number , WSHA-1K, for only $8.95. All they call them is electric wiper blade and arm, with no indication of years.
     
  9. Jun 2, 2004
    dhanrahan

    dhanrahan New Member

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    Thanks for the additional tips. I guess I'll go with a combination of wiper blades/arms that have to be changed on a frequent basis and regular applications of Rain-X.
     

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