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  • 29th March 2016 – Installing wiper motor & mechanism

    Next up is the Windscreen wipers. We had already drilled and fitted the wheel boxes (you can read about this post here) but we had to fit the motor and driver cable. Originally we used wooden blocks to temporarily mount the wheel boxes at the correct angle but as part of the motor kit we also sourced rubber spacers that sit underneath the body to replace these wooden blocks which are a much neater solution.

    Firstly we assembled the whole motor mechanism running the cable through the bundy tube and wheelboxes. It is important to ensure that the window wiper rack is well greased before it is all assembled. The drive cable that connects the motor to the motor boxes sits inside bundy pipe. The 3 sections of pipe all came as part of the kit and were cut to the correct length with the ends already flared to fit.

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    The motor is designed to be positioned on the top of the passenger footwell with the driver cable running through the bulkhead and behind the dash. It is important to ensure that the bend in the bundy pipe is sufficient enough to pass through the bulkhead but not severe enough to impact the motion of the cable inside. This means positioning the motor unit at an angle and quiet far underneath the wing. We drilled one hole through the bulkhead for the bundy pipe and gentle bent it to shape before connecting it all up to mark and drill the motor mounting holes in the top of the passenger footwell. It’s virtually impossible to measure everything accurately to find the final position and drill the holes before hand.

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  • 16th August 2014 – Fitting the windscreen wipers

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    So we decided to get on with the build again after several months going by without anything being done.

     

    First job of the day was to fit the windscreen wipers in place.

     

    There are 2 marks in the body moulding where the wipers should be located. The windscreen wiper wheel boxes protrude from underneath the body at a forward angle so firstly we marked them up and drilled a small pilot hole through the body using the angle from the chrome fitting as a guide. We then followed on by drilling a bigger 16mm hole then used a file to carefully get the final shape.

     

    We fitted the wheel boxes underneath the body behind the dash but due to the angle they need to be fitted at we decided to make an extra wedge shaped piece of wood that we hope will give more support. It was simply a case fitting the wheel box, marking the angle and cutting the wood to shape. Then it was easy enough to fit then in place tightening up the bolt on the stork.

     

    The final thing  was to fit the wipers and wiper blades. These came from Gerry and look great. We needed to bend the arm a little to get them to fit perfectly with the screen which wasn’t difficult. We put them in the vice and carefully tapped with a rubber hammer until we got them the right shape.

     

    The next job will be to fit the motor and connect them up. More to come on this.

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