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Old December 8th, 2016, 09:15 AM   #326
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Yay...are we likely to see the new bodywork over here, in the UK, sometime next year perchance?

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Old December 8th, 2016, 09:40 AM   #327
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He'll be in Blighty at least once or maybe twice in 2017 .. VW Action is a likely candidate.

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Old December 11th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #328
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He'll be in Blighty at least once or maybe twice in 2017 .. VW Action is a likely candidate.....
That ^^^ is the right answer I/we usually make VW Action and will seek you out my man.
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Kevin: what did you use for wipers and washers ?
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Old December 11th, 2016, 06:55 PM   #330
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Old December 12th, 2016, 05:56 AM   #331
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Thanks for that :) ... Yes the wiper motor is down under the hood, and the outer tube for the flexible cable routes up the driver's side window pillar and across the top of the windscreen inside the body moulding. The gearboxes for the wiper arms just fit in the space (you need to cut out little doors to get them fitted, but they are held in place by the nuts on the wiper arm shaft.

The longest piece of inner you can get from the suppliers in Whosawhat's post is a tad too short for my install, but I mounted the wiper motor a foot too far inside the trunk so it would probably fit OK if you moved it closer to the pillar ... What I did to fix it was to cut o=ff the long cable so it reached half-way between the wiper gearboxes. Then I carefully sawed through all the inner wires on the end of a short extra section so I only ended up with the spiral outer (the rack for the rack an pinion action) then, with a lot of swearing, several holes in the end of my fingers, busted knuckles etc. I screwed the short piece onto the long piece. Why the swearing etc ?? .. well you have to do it in situ ... and if you connect up the short end to the long piece before you've threaded the long piece, you'll not get the joint over the pinion gear on the driver's side wiper box ...

Go on ... ask me how I know ...

Wiper arms and blades are standard classic car aftermarket bits. You just need to make sure you get the right spline fitting on the end, so whichever model you get them from be sure to specify that for the arms/blades. I cut the blades right down to about 6 inches.

Another little gotcha is that there are at least 2 different gearings for the wiper boxes. I got some with the higher number of teeth so they don't rotate as far, and I only get about a 110 degree sweep ... If you search around on the internet there are modifications to the motor gear (relocating the cable pin) which will give much better coverage otherwise finding wiper boxes with a lower tooth count also does the trick.

Finally, the later wiper motors are 2-speed with auto-park and cost just the same as the older ones .. sometimes even less.

Hope that helps

Ah .. PS ... The washers are just an aftermarket electric kit ... the nozzles are mounted on the scuttle pointing upwards and targeting the center of the wiper sweep zone.
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