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Projects Aftermarket windshield wiper kits

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lcfman, Feb 4, 2014.

  1. lcfman
    Joined: Sep 1, 2009
    Posts: 276

    from tn

    I want to put some sort of aftermarket windshield wiper system on my 59 Impala. I really wanted to put it in the cowl vent well but haven't found a system that is water proof (motor) and will fit in that area. There is really no room left under the dash and I have modified the original wiper location and can not use the stock system. Any thoughts or suggestions welcomed. I have looked at SPW and autoloc but i think they are too large for my application.
  2. Stay away from autoloc. IMHO...junk.

    Put a SPW in a 38 Chev and it worked out real well.
  3. I used Mighty Wipe in my daily driver 46 chevy pickup...motor burned out in 1.5 years.
  4. 36 coupe
    Joined: May 5, 2008
    Posts: 93

    36 coupe

    Stay well clear of Autoloc - Again, it's Hoffman group junk!
    Wiring diagram does not work, switches are faulty and the wiper drive knurls are metric and wont take regular US based wiper arms.
    SPW all the way, no problems.

  5. MT26
    Joined: Oct 7, 2011
    Posts: 174

    1. Virginia HAMB(ers)

    Look at some of the Newport Engineering sets.
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,422


    I would also check out Newport engineering, I don't know if they make one for a 59 Chevy, but check out their website
  7. The Newport is a nice unit but kinda pricy. HRP
  8. FenixSpeedShop
    Joined: Mar 19, 2013
    Posts: 202


    The Newport unit is the only direct replacement I've found for 59/60 impalas other than a rebuilt original that would still cost me close to $200 at the local parts store. But then the OPs is modified which begs the question: how was it modified?

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  9. 39-2dr
    Joined: Jun 4, 2007
    Posts: 284

    from MISSOURI

    I have a Newport.motor in my 39 Ford. It's been in it about 12 years. It works.

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