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Mark Todorovich
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Wipers for 52

#1 Post by Mark Todorovich » Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:21 pm

Not sure what wipers are correct for bent window 52 or where they park. The ones we took off were just like the ones on 63. Are these correct? If so I need to shorten. Both ends have a bend . Which side should I shorten. Punch list very small after this.
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Re: Wipers for 52

#2 Post by Donald Zingg » Thu Sep 30, 2021 7:01 pm

Mark

Here's a period photo of a 1953 P-356 car - - - same wiper arm arrangement as on your car.
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Re: Wipers for 52

#3 Post by James Davies » Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:29 pm

The 1950 to mid-1954 wipers had round stems, like the ~1952 VW ones, but were sized and bent differently than the VW items.

Both Bosch and SWF were suppliers for this size wiper. They were polished aluminum and chrome.
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Re: Wipers for 52

#4 Post by Mark Todorovich » Thu Oct 21, 2021 6:29 pm

I had to cut the arm on my pickle fork to fit. I left one of the set screws loose as I carried the wiper assembly from garage to basement shop. It came out, lots of looking no finding.
It’s a 6. Any available?
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Re: Wipers for 52

#5 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Oct 21, 2021 8:41 pm

Chances are you can get an Allen set screw easily at a good hardware store. Getting the slotted style may mean you and a hacksaw and file.
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Re: Wipers for 52

#6 Post by Tom Kaiser » Fri Oct 29, 2021 5:47 am

James Davies wrote:
Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:29 pm
The 1950 to mid-1954 wipers had round stems, like the ~1952 VW ones, but were sized and bent differently than the VW items.

Both Bosch and SWF were suppliers for this size wiper. They were polished aluminum and chrome.
David , please help me to understand your photo better :

Shows correct wiper arms 50-54 but different blade length ?

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Re: Wipers for 52

#7 Post by James Davies » Fri Oct 29, 2021 2:17 pm

Tom, the bases are the same, but arms and blades are different. Porsche had longer blades and arms that were bent differently. And the Porsche items were chrome.

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Re: Wipers for 52

#8 Post by paul vantol » Fri Dec 10, 2021 5:05 pm

I have the correct ribbed ones for my 54 Coupe, but they need refurbishing. What type of finish did these have?
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