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Old 08-16-2003, 12:40 AM
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I'm hoping to get some time to go back to work soon on the 36 ford coupe, chassis is done, engine and trans ready to drop in. It's time for more planning before the bodywork and wiring, I don't want windshield wipers, the wife thinks we should have them. I have no plans of driving in the rain, california drivers are terrible drivers in rain and I'm not going to take the chances. I also like the clean look with out the wipers, it's going to cost quite a few bucks and time, any opinions one way or the other? The car is already registered and won't have to be inspected. Dan

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Old 08-16-2003, 12:46 AM
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thats' what rain-x is for....
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Old 08-16-2003, 02:08 AM
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Keep a squegie and a monkey in the car with ya.
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Old 08-16-2003, 06:17 AM
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squegy and monkey kit

might want to market the idea Monte, who knows what might sell in this climate??



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Old 08-16-2003, 09:12 AM
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I like the way you think, monte, but I have a wife to squeegee, or does she hold the monkey so he can get both sides of the windshield? Dan
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:51 AM
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If you can teach the monkey to cook and clean...who needs the wife?
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Old 08-16-2003, 10:39 AM
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You mean WIVES are supposed to cook and clean?
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They only do that stuff for the first couple of weeks, once there claws sink deep enough they get you to do it all LOL

By the way, aren't wipers mandatory for passing a safety, plus it's probably cheaper than having to feed and clothe the wife (plus, wipers have an "Off" switch, HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!).

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Old 08-16-2003, 04:43 PM
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thats' what rain-x is for...
Rain-X only does its job real well after you reach a certain speed.

He said he won't be driving in the rain anyway, so I say leave the wipers off of it. I'm with ya, looks cleaner and you won't need them.
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Old 08-16-2003, 05:01 PM
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Here in NC you must have working wipers for state inspection even if you don't have a windshield! And in Va if you have a windshield you must have wipers! Crazy
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Old 08-16-2003, 07:12 PM
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Ok, when ya'll say inspection. Is that just like an emmissions inspection where they eyeball the car? Cause down here, if its older than 25 years it doesn't get inspected for anything...at all.
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Old 08-16-2003, 09:46 PM
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So far, no inspections in Ca. Too old for emissions, (not me, the car, I have plenty of emissions). I've been scanning the car mags for wipers, mot seem to have them, I'd guess 60/40 with wipers, pre 42. Thanks for the input. Dan
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Old 08-17-2003, 05:38 AM
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In Virginia, its a so called safety inspection, check lights, brakes, tires, wipers etc. Va hasn't gone as far as emissions yet.
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Here in the valley we dont need wipers because the little rain we get is absorbed by the smog. I dont have them on my Commando, but I also dont have a top, so I dont go out in the rain. Hey dinger, these people cant even drive safely when its not raining!
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Old 08-18-2003, 01:14 AM
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hey 2many, there's no kidding there. Take roads that haven't seen any rain for months, add water, watch the action. I told my wife I'd like to take about 200 of them to Mn. (my home state) in a light snowstorm, and film the action. You think the keystone cops are funny...It would make most actin car chases in movies look tame. Dan
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