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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Jul 26th, 09, 9:09 PM Thread Starter
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Question Deleting my winshield wiper posts - need input please.

Either kind of input, good or bad as I'm on the fence.

My resoning: My project (see sig) is all about speed. This car will never be a daily driver for me. Even when it was my daily driver, I found that RainX worked better than the stock wipers anyway. That being said, I am going Vintage air and while I am cleaning up the firewall, why not fill another hole and really clean up the engine bay?

The bad: So what do I do about the posts sticking out of the windshield base (cowl) area? I mean, even if I did just take them out and fill the two holes, I'd be left with chrome trim that would have reliefs for nothing.

So I am darn near convinced to delete the wiper motor + linakge and fill the firewall hole, but is that as far as I should go?

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Re: Deleting my winshield wiper posts - need input please.

It's not legal to drive a car on the street without a working wiper system, if that matters to you.

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Re: Deleting my winshield wiper posts - need input please.

If you just have to, remove all the wiper parts. Make a delete cover for the hole where the motor was and either find some plugs for the shaft holes or some kind of stainless steel covers to bolt in place .
But leave it where the next potential owner could put it all back if they wanted!
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Re: Deleting my winshield wiper posts - need input please.

I well stocked hardware store will have some stainless plugs that will snap in the holes that are left in the cowl panel. I agree with Johnny as I wouldn't make it permenent.
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Re: Deleting my winshield wiper posts - need input please.

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It's not legal to drive a car on the street without a working wiper system, if that matters to you.
That is all that needs to be said on that, IMHO. Just leave them there if this car is going to see ANY street driving.

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