Wiper conversion - Vac to Electric

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Wiper conversion - Vac to Electric

Postby soldroyd » Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:08 am

I have a 58 CJ5 with one vac wiper on the drivers side and a hand wiper on the passenger side. Both are installed on a venting windshield inner frame. Anybody know what the best and original looking conversion to an electric wiper motor is and who sells it?
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Re: Wiper conversion - Vac to Electric

Postby Cuz » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:06 pm

The best looking are the later 71 to 75 CJ5 windshields with one piece glass and a bottom mounted single motor and linkage that operates the two bottom mounted wipers.
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For the single shaft mounted motors the Bosch are about the best.
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Re: Wiper conversion - Vac to Electric

Postby soldroyd » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:10 am

I will have to keep looking as I don't want to lose my venting windshield. I want the look of top hung wipers with the convenience of 12 Volt vs vacume.
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Re: Wiper conversion - Vac to Electric

Postby modified » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:02 am

My humble suggestion is an " American- Bosch unit", I've seen them come up once and awhile. they're really well made. I can tell you from experience those red capped ones you see many of the vendors offering are mostly unreliable and obnoxiously loud!!

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6 and 24 volt models are readily available and reasonable in cost. Haven't seen many 12 models
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Re: Wiper conversion - Vac to Electric

Postby soldroyd » Sat Mar 13, 2010 9:34 am

Looks interesting. I will see where I can aquire one. Thanks
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Re: Wiper conversion - Vac to Electric

Postby modified » Sat Mar 13, 2010 1:04 pm

try vintagepowerwagons.com

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ask Pete ........Jeep Parts in Manorville, NY I know he has the 24 VDC model I'm using. he may have 12 VDC models?
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