New Wipers


Anthony

GT Owner
Dec 28, 2011
24
Columbus, OH
Hey all!

Feeling like a major newbie right now. Changing wipers and it looks like the washer nozzle is attached to the inserts and doesn’t come off. What am I missing?

Also, are the low profile wiper arms still being made?

Thanks in advance!!
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ultrasportracing

GT Owner
Aug 31, 2011
435
Perth Western Australia
We just change the rubber insert.
 
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Art138

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jan 4, 2011
402
Weston,FL
Dearbornperformance,a vendor on this site,has an OEM pair.
 

fjpikul

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Le Mans 2010 Supporter
Jan 4, 2006
10,392
Belleville, IL
Just pull the tubing off and stick back on when the arms are replaced.
 
Anthony, you'll have to contact jcthorne. I don't know if he's even on the Forum any more, the last post I can find from him was in 2018, long after he sold his GT.
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
6,838
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Take the wipers off !
Leave them in the trunk
Much better visibility
Plus the car looks better with out them
 
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Anthony

GT Owner
Dec 28, 2011
24
Columbus, OH
We just change the rubber insert.
Where do I purchase the inserts?
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
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Any hardware store
They are the rubber pieces on the bottom of chairs!
Use your touch up paint to match your car!
 

HighHP

GT Owner
Jun 3, 2019
213
Spokane, WA
Where do I purchase the inserts?
Napa, Oreilly, etc. See post below for part numbers. Google the Trico part number, see many vendors.

Recently went thru the research task of finding the blade inserts or refills. Mine were the narrow 6mm wiper blade x 24 inches long. Here are the part numbers for the refill which is the rubber blade and two stainless side rails. These will slide into the OEM blade assembly.

6mm Wide x 24 Inches
NAPA No: WIP 62401, or 6-2401, or 62401
NAPA does carry them, just bought two. About $7.50 each.

TRICO No: 45-245
 

Anthony

GT Owner
Dec 28, 2011
24
Columbus, OH
Napa, Oreilly, etc. See post below for part numbers. Google the Trico part number, see many vendors.
Thanks!
 

w.a.nelson

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Feb 29, 2008
897
Asbury, NJ and Bourne, MA
Ditto Roketman.

Ford Tech showed me this trick when I first got car. Huge difference.

My wife made a nice set of red felt pouches to go with the red car, and wipers have been in frunk since then, except for once or twice being caught in a downpour. Rainex takes care of minor rain drops. The faster you go, the quicker they slide away!
 
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jammer

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Apr 19, 2016
72
SF Bay Area
I remember seeing someone offering two pieces to plug the hood openings where the wipers used to be. Have searched on the forum and on Google but can't find any reference to those pieces. Removed my wipers and would like to fill those two openings with body colored plates if available. Appreciate any information on finding where those plug plates can be sourced. TIA
 

centerpunch

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 16, 2005
821
OH/NC
I remember seeing someone offering two pieces to plug the hood openings where the wipers used to be. Have searched on the forum and on Google but can't find any reference to those pieces. Removed my wipers and would like to fill those two openings with body colored plates if available. Appreciate any information on finding where those plug plates can be sourced. TIA
Here’s a post I found, not sure if it’s what you’re looking for.

 
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jammer

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Apr 19, 2016
72
SF Bay Area
Here’s a post I found, not sure if it’s what you’re looking for.

Yes, saw that post. Thank you.
I'm actually looking for something like the two yellow pieces in the attached image. I remember coming across a web site that had something like that for sale.
 

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centerpunch

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 16, 2005
821
OH/NC
Yes, saw that post. Thank you.
I'm actually looking for something like the two yellow pieces in the attached image. I remember coming across a web site that had something like that for sale.
maybe BMF would have some info

 

jammer

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Apr 19, 2016
72
SF Bay Area
maybe BMF would have some info

Yes, that's what I was looking for. Many thanks.
 

roketman

GT Owner
Mark IV Lifetime
Oct 24, 2005
6,838
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Nice having centerpunch back!
 
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mmlcobra

GT Owner
May 25, 2013
1,054
If you want to cover the splined shafts for the wiper arms, soda bottle caps work very well.
Paint to your desired color.
Best,
Mark
 
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