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Old 08-01-2013, 04:32 PM
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I'm going to give this one to you, it's the GTO.

It's your floor.

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Just for clarification what model line are we talking about? American and Australian.

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Old 08-01-2013, 04:43 PM
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Just for clarification what model line are we talking about? American and Australian.

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This was a 2005ish Pontiac GTO with a Holden Monaro front bumper and grille.

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Old 08-02-2013, 11:32 PM
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Makes sense - the "goat" was just a re-badged Holden Monaro anyway

Change the dash (and move the steering wheel over to the left side), hang a couple of goat emblems on it and voila!

By the way - Camaro is also Holden-based, as well. And GM is considering dropping Holden.

GM has forgotten how to make a RWD, V8 anything! Only exceptions are trucks and Caddys. GM senior management is launching a whole new task force to try and find out why people are standing line for hours for a chance to avoid buying GM products!
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:39 AM
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No one has posted a question, so what car is this with the rear window wiper?

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Old 08-04-2013, 01:05 AM
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Because of the shape of the window I would say a Jag.

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Old 08-04-2013, 09:26 AM
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As a jag rear glass is mounted in rear deck and it raises with the hatch .Brians photo has a seperate deck lig ,it looks Itilian to me by the wiper bezel ,I will guess alpha.mabe a DB Austin,
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:03 AM
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It's AMERICAN! I was blown away seeing this yesterday at a show. He said it was original, and vacuum powered! I came home and did some research and damn if it isn't true! I never dreamed that there was a rear window wiper anywhere near as early as this in America or anywhere for that matter.

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1948 pontiac last guess

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Old 08-04-2013, 03:58 PM
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1948 pontiac last guess

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This wasn't a Pontiac so I don't know if they did, but yes 46-48.

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:01 PM
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It's a 1948 Olds 98

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My buddy's '48 Pontiac "Torpedo-back" has that kind of vacuum - powered rear window wiper. (It also stops dead when accelerating and tries to beat the car to death when you take your boot off the loud pedal! Just like vacuum-powered windshield wipers!)
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:08 PM
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I googled so I'm not going to answer, but someone should forward the correct answer to Wikipedia because this is on their site....

"Jack Reynolds of Ford Motor Company invented the rear windshield wiper in 1972, while working at the Ford Motor plant in Mahwah, New Jersey.[8] They were first implemented in the 1970s, but SUVs did not use them until the 1980s."

here's the link: Windscreen wiper - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I just found it funny how wrong some information is.

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:13 PM
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Also does the car pictured have a rear window defroster? or is that just something sitting on the package tray?

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Old 08-04-2013, 10:57 PM
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Now that it's confirmed that Pontiac did have it we will give the floor to Bob as he answered it first. And the photo I had found to confirm it was original before I posted the question was a Pontiac and I didn't spot that until now.



The one it was on was a woodie Chevy "Styleline" I think they called it. It's to the very left of this photo.



There is no defroster or anything like that, what you are looking at is a lowrider club plaque.

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