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Old 03-14-2017, 07:32 AM
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I had been worried what I would do once it was finished! Then my wife said I can start on a custom panel delivery for her.

Well then, she is DEFINITELY a keeper!
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Nice wiper installation! Details!
X2.

It is good, but after reading all the comments about Import failures, I'm now worried about my aftermarket set. I already bought it and it can't be sent back.

I will put some real consideration into chasing better parts now.
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Old 03-15-2017, 04:33 AM
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Well then, she is DEFINITELY a keeper!
Ha ha, that she is. She is the one that got me this Willys in the first place as well!
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X2.

It is good, but after reading all the comments about Import failures, I'm now worried about my aftermarket set. I already bought it and it can't be sent back.

I will put some real consideration into chasing better parts now.
Thanks.
Even the EZ wire one which I was going to buy has a lot of problem of being noisy and wearing out quickly. Best aftermarket one the US made Specialty Power kit. Was just too expensive once I added up all the costs for mine though once freight was added.
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Damm, this is so amazing!
Thanks for sharing, a lott to learn here.
Keep up the good work!
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Damm, this is so amazing!
Thanks for sharing, a lott to learn here.
Keep up the good work!
Many thanks Ivar and welcome to the forum.
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Here is the frame work the motor sits in behind the dash. It will be fully welded once I remove the motor and frame from the cab.


Found the picture of my 'CAD' layout of the possible wiper pivot points and arm lengths verses blade length testing. Drew up one side of the split screen glass area, not including the rubber gasket, to see the influences of each different setup. Can work out degrees of sweep this way too. Then see what best fits the situation and what is available.


This is the donor Jeep ducting that goes from the centre of the A/C unit to the side of the dash by the door. The ducting does not fit under my sloping cowl however so can't use it as is.


Spent an afternoon at the local pick-a-part yard to find suitable tubing and fittings etc for the vents system. Not much available now a days as most cars have it in moulded in under the dash. Most of this was from older Ranger Rovers and Mercedes cars from the 70-80's


I cut the end off the Jeep ducting that holds the grille part in in place. The shape was going to be hard to join round ducting too.


So using a heat gun over one of my T stakes, I reshaped it. Once it got soft I pushed the folds flatter with some flat steel.


Used one of the elbows from a Mercedes and cut most of the square end off so it would fit inside.


It was a bit bigger in diameter, so cut a wedge out to reduce its circumference.


Put a hose clamp around it once it was in the right position.


Then using a soldering iron welded the seam back up. Been a while since I had welded some plastic as used to do a bit now and again back in the 80's before Youtube was around to show you how!


Welded all the way around and even inside to make a good strong connection. I used a 80 watt soldering iron as was thick, but normally only use a 40 watt one. Don't want it too hot as leaves it brittle when it starts smoking a lot. Always have a fan going as the fumes are toxic.


This gives you an idea of where it sits when screwed in the end of the dash.


Got both sides done now and will use the original ducting from the Mercedes as well which was a bit over 66mm-2.5".


It will hook around in front of the defrost vent and go to the front most outlets at the top of the A/C unit.
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Plastic welding. Nice.

I would have just used foil tape.
Now I can do it right next time.
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