Wiper blade arms

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Wiper blade arms

Post by KevinW » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:32 pm

I have noticed that most Hawks have their wipers parked nicely parallel with the the lower edge of the windscreen. Many cobra replicas, including mine have the wipers at an angle when parked, wihch looks fairly amateur. Does anyone have a suitable part number for these better positioned wiper ams? thanks

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Re: Wiper blade arms

Post by clive » Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:30 am

Just bend the arm. Simples.
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Re: Wiper blade arms

Post by Karl » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:17 am

Tex Automotive, Arm:U70842, Wiper Blade:B05109
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Re: Wiper blade arms

Post by StewbieC » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:09 pm

As Clive says, mine were at about 30 degrees before I adjusted them.
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Re: Wiper blade arms

Post by KevinW » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:42 pm

thanks for the replies.
- so: place in vice and apply hammer, or is there a more delicate way to make the mod?

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Post by clive » Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:48 pm

Hold the end that the blade fits to in the vice and bend gently by hand.
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Re: Wiper blade arms

Post by KevinW » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:36 am

- excellent - thanks, will give it a go.

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Post by peterc » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:29 pm

I don’t remember having to bend mine. Do you have the correct sweep of the blades. There are differing cams for the wiper motor that give differing sweeps.
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Re: Wiper blade arms

Post by clive » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:11 pm

Looking at your car Peter, it seems you might have had arms that were pre-bent. Mine were straight and just didn't look right when parked, therefore I bent mine to suit. (Perhaps they could do with being bent a little more)

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Re: Wiper blade arms

Post by KevinW » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:00 am

Mine are kinked, but not enogh to lie correctly on the screen. The sweep is fine, once I changed the cam to park on the desired side.

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