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Cabel driven wipers

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by thejim, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. thejim
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
    Posts: 9

    from Wisconsin

    Well i just picked up my new ride, 54 chevy, and the cables for the wipers are just hanging under the dash. What i am trying to figure out is how to hook the cables up properly so they work. Can't seem to get the cable placement right. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. And yes power wipers are on my to do list for next year.
  2. Rich Rogers
    Joined: Apr 8, 2006
    Posts: 2,018

    Rich Rogers

    Those work off of vacuum and usually don't do it vey well. On my 55 I ended up buying 2 marine wiper motors and with just alittle massaging they worked out and only for 70 bucks for the pair. They are strange to try to figure out because the cable actually pulls both together only in opposite directions and after deciding they were junk imo, I went with electric. Good luck
  3. I use Rain-X,,,no wipers. HRP
  4. scdrewfus
    Joined: May 7, 2011
    Posts: 3


    im in the same boat. im hitting the junk yard this week. ill let you guys know what i come up with. i live in the humid south. it rains a lot here. so i gotta figure something out

  5. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,191

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    I don't know what 54 Chevy wipers were like, but I did a tech thread on rebuilding cable wipers a couple months back. May be similar, I don't know?
  6. 325w
    Joined: Feb 18, 2008
    Posts: 5,356

    from texas

    You best have a shop manual to do it right. The 54 wipers are very much like the 5-7 chevies. You can use the 5-7 vacumn are the electric unit. The cables must go around the drum in a correct sequence. Then they work like a champ. IMO
  7. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,080


    Here is the page from a 57 chevy service manual. You can't get the cables right without this page. Good luck, hope this helps I electric wipers in my 57 and they work good.


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