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Overhead wiper??

I have a 37 Ford Tudor. I would like to put in wipers, but DON'T want to pay no $300 just for wipers. I have two holes in the roof above the windshield. Does anyone know what year car, and what kind of car or truck would work?? Other wise I have two of those vaccum things. Not sure how they work, or if they work at all.. Any idea on either??

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Old 11-18-2009, 06:12 PM
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Single post wiper motors are available from marinas, farm supply stores, hot rod shops. I believe JC Whitney even has them in their Jeep section.
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I need two of them.. I have a hole over both windows..
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Most of the street rod shops ( as well as eBay ) has a 12 volt universal wiper motor kit.



I have one like shown above ... in both my 32 3W and 32 roadster.
You will need two and they will NOT work in unison .
You will need two separate switches.
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Yes, but if the motor were in the car, and there was a linkage between the motor shaft and both openings.. They would both go in the sme direction. Thaat is why I was thinking of something from a junkyard that may have had overhead wipers. A few people said maybe from a VW Bug. Another said the motor might be to big though..
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Who are you kidding? You ann't gonna drive that in the rain! Are you?
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Hey. If you are at a Rod Run and it rains.. I want to be able to get the rain off.. Besides. This car is a driver. RAIN or SHINE..
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My '41 GMC truck has 2 holes also, but the passenger side is capped. The driver's side uses the vac setup, which barely works at idle, but gets the job done (with help from rainex). My point being cap the one hole and just have one wiper. Looks "older" IMO, like you didn't have the extra scratch for that "optional" second wiper back in '37! Heck... probably cost an extra 5 bucks back then!!
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I think that the works might work from a Jeep. maybe a early CJ, or YJ. I am still partial to both wipers.. If I have to the one on the passengers side might be fake, but using one of those 12 Volt wiper motors from Vintiques.. I should be able to mount a bell crank on it to operate anothe linkage and power the second wiper.. I think??
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Ever try rain-x ?
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I have the universal motor shown above for my 35 ford tudor. I was wondering if anyone has installed one in a 35-36. It will not fit under the header panel and the 3" shaft is a little too short to mount on the inside of the panel. Any thoughts? Would the Mighty Wiper fit under the header panel?
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I have two Mighty Wiper motors on my 35 5window. They do fit under the header. According to the manufacturer and their website you can only run one wiper with each motor. You also need to use their wiper arm and blade to avoid too much load on the little motors. Single speed, not synched, they work pretty good but I wouldn't want to get caught in a blizzard! They aren't cheap, but they do hide under the header and are a simple and clean install.
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thanks, I think I'll give up on the universal and get the mighty wiper .I only want one wiper and dont plan on any blizzards at least with this car , thanks
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Hi Drchip,always nice to hear from another 35 guy Love to hear more about your build.
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I'd LOVE to see it too!
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