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post #1 of 22 Old 11-23-2013, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Wiper arms that use "modern" style blades?

I have the arms that have the flat arm with the "step" on the end, which then "scoops" into the blade attachment piece. I would LOVE to find some winter blades, but the ones that the books say fit (30-11 Anco) fall right off. They need a straight flat arm end with a dimple to attach the hook adapter.

Does anyone know where to find an arm to use these types of blades?

This is the arm I have:

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Exterior-Par...FQpgMgodYV8ANg

Would like something like this (random search photo links):

http://www.jcwhitney.com/1980-1996-f...80-1996j1.jcwx

or this:

http://thumbs2.ebaystatic.com/d/l225...G18XRAa_3A.jpg


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post #2 of 22 Old 11-23-2013, 08:13 PM
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Just dealing with this issue myself. The local Napa is the only person in town to carry wipers for the stock CJ arms, and even that is hit or miss. My plan is to get some TJ or YJ arms from the local u-pull, cut the ends off and weld the ends onto the CJ arms. Maybe even stiffen the springs while I am at it.

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I was thinking of maybe just cutting the end off of the arm so it is straight and epoxy the adapter to the end. Worst case I am out the money for a new set of arms... Maybe I'll do it to one set of arms for winter, then have a new arm set for summer, since I like the clean look of the metal arms and blades.

I'm just hoping someone has already figured this out to not require welding or epoxy

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What if you found an arm that fit but was longer. Then cut off the end and bend another hook in it but just further down, to match the right location? Then drill a hole and pound in a tiny pin for the catch. I'd love to be able to use winter wipers. No more ice build up and frozen blades.

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These are pretty expensive but work way better than stock. They cover more area of the windshield, lay flat at the bottom of the windshield when not in use, and use modern style blades (pin style available at any parts store).

http://riptech.net/cgi-bin/ps.cgi?AC..._ID=3058598607
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I was thinking of maybe just cutting the end off of the arm so it is straight and epoxy the adapter to the end. Worst case I am out the money for a new set of arms... Maybe I'll do it to one set of arms for winter, then have a new arm set for summer, since I like the clean look of the metal arms and blades.

I'm just hoping someone has already figured this out to not require welding or epoxy
Thats what i did. Ive been running 13" Anco Blades for a couple of years.
It Nice being able to walk into any store and grab new Blades off the shelf when needed.
Plus they clean the entire windshield.

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Jump on to the Rockauto.com website. Find your 78 Jeep CJ-5, look under wiper section... Trico winter blades, with adapters to circumvent the poor stock attachment system... Have them on my CJ7, they lock-on nicely. Added bonus, no joke - 1.92 (+whatever shipping of course) on Wholesaler clearance, hell buy six [pairs] of them. Enjoy...
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I'm running a YJ windshield frame ,YJ glass and YJ guts 13" blades on my 86 CJ7

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I've always wondering if a modern rear-wiper might bolt right on?

Lots of SUVs have rear wiper arms that look like the exact same shape/size as a CJ wiper, except they use a modern hook-style, instead of the old bayonet style hook up.

But obviously the difference might be the spike count/diameter of the mount/pivot assembly. (I'll go test out the rear wiper on my wifes suburban... she doesnt use it anyway)
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Jump on to the Rockauto.com website. Find your 78 Jeep CJ-5, look under wiper section... Trico winter blades, with adapters to circumvent the poor stock attachment system... Have them on my CJ7, they lock-on nicely. Added bonus, no joke - 1.92 (+whatever shipping of course) on Wholesaler clearance, hell buy six [pairs] of them. Enjoy...

I was going to, but I was at the store last night and they had the book there. It said that the 30-11 winter blades would work. I tried the adapter, and it pulled off and if I had tried to turn them on it would have wiggled out the first couple swipes. Plus the adapter makes the arm at least an inch longer. I'll try for some pics later today..

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Rockauto TRICO Part # 37111

Took a couple quick picks of what adapter I used with my standard wiper arms. It was a very tight clip that essentially encompasses the lazy s at the end of the wiper. It took quite a bit of effort (clipping it together) to get it to seat in the (s) grove of both sides of the molded adapter. I can't imagine how they would slip out or become unseated. After the molded adapter is in place, the blade simply pins to the metal part of the blade. Hopefully these quick pics will give you a better idea...
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Really tried them out tonight, started snowing a few hours before work ended. Worked great! I did have to adjust the passenger side, it was hitting the windshield seal on the left side of its swipe. It does clear farther since the blade is firmer on the arm so it doesn't flop around so much.

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Does anyone know if the set up from rock auto comes in a regular blade? I looked but couldn't find anything

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post #14 of 22 Old 11-26-2013, 10:23 AM
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Get Trico wiper blades from Rockauto or NAPA. They are metal arms with good quality blades. Trico #116 OR 1156, have used both. 116 are $2.57 each at rockauto right now.

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If you are working on your wiper arms, why not lube the pivots before they seize up and bend the window frame.


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