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06-22-2013 10:02 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
Enough thinking about how to cover the wiper arms and blend into the firewall. It's time to do something. I've been fretting about the attachment of the cowl cover to the bottom of the windshield frame. I've settled on a pinch and bind method using the brackets for the wiper arms to push the cover up and hold it under the windshield frame. The first step was to cut the arc of the frame into the cover. The second was to bend the curved arc up to fit under the frame. I used the English wheel with the flat wheels and pushed up on the sheet metal as I moved it through.

Seeing this VW photo inspired me to get back into the garage. My car WILL NOT turn out like this if I can help it.


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04-20-2013 09:15 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I bought three rear wiper arms for a 1998-2007 Chevrolet Venture. They're about 12 inches long. I bent the ends about 10 degrees using my heat gun and vise. The 15 inch wiper blades fit well. I need to move the center pivot up about 5/8 inch, but they look pretty good otherwise.


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04-07-2013 11:14 AM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I moved the connecting rod pivot point on the middle arm and got the three arms moving about the same arc from rest to full up. Finally. Now to locate two more 12 inch arms (rear wiper for a Chevrolet Venture). The one I have is on the left in the photos.


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04-06-2013 09:12 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
The windshield wipers are getting close to completion after moving the wiper motor mount 1/2 inch lower. I had to rework the mount points for the pivots as the wiper arm ends were past the horizontal center line of the windshield. I fabricated a couple of brackets from sheet metal, flanged the edges with a hammer and dolly, and curved them a bit with the shrinker. Now, 12 inch wiper arms place the wiper blades properly on the glass. The driver's arm has too much travel, so I'll rework the connection rod's mount points on the center pivot.


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01-27-2013 08:20 PM S10 fabrication (cont'd)
I've been working on the wiper motor mount. I retained the mounting point for the S10 and recreated the bracket using those points as the basis. It's welded in to the new trough, but the bracket places the motor about a quarter inch too high. I'll have to reposition it.


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