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Old 01-17-2010, 11:37 PM
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I can never seem to find wiper blades that follow the curve of the glass on the passenger side of my 79 f150, anyone have any suggestions?

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off topic but this is my thread I started my truck up the other night in a resturant parking lot and there was a rice burner that was two spots down, well as soon as my truck started the alarm on the car went offeveryone in the lot just looked and laughed
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I don't seem to have that problem, is it the factory arm, and all that holds the blade, or is the blade and blade frame after market on a factory arm? Hope that makes some sense!

I remember firing up my 71 Chevelle beside my dad's house after I just put new headers on. I wanted to hear the engine with open exhaust, and as I was cranking it up a few times, the neighbor's window fell out onto the ground. My dad and I laughed about that for years!
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Use Trico blades. They are original equipment manufacture.

They need to start making refills again, so this type of crap doesn't happen.
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I don't seem to have that problem, is it the factory arm, and all that holds the blade, or is the blade and blade frame after market on a factory arm? Hope that makes some sense!

I remember firing up my 71 Chevelle beside my dad's house after I just put new headers on. I wanted to hear the engine with open exhaust, and as I was cranking it up a few times, the neighbor's window fell out onto the ground. My dad and I laughed about that for years!

I have the factory arm, but the aftermarket blade doesn't touch the glass unless I move the arm half way up the window

I'll check out the tricos
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Old 01-19-2010, 11:52 AM
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Try the beam blades - they don't use the articulated frame standard wipers do, they have a curved, flexible beam that the blade is attached to - A bit more expensive but I've been really happy with the ones I put on my truck...
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Try the beam blades - they don't use the articulated frame standard wipers do, they have a curved, flexible beam that the blade is attached to - A bit more expensive but I've been really happy with the ones I put on my truck...
I have the beam blades on my expedition and I love them they seem to work better of course I'm replacing blades for a reason so I haven't compared new to new
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Try the beam blades - they don't use the articulated frame standard wipers do, they have a curved, flexible beam that the blade is attached to - A bit more expensive but I've been really happy with the ones I put on my truck...
Where did you find 15" beam blades? Everywhere I've looked only go down to 18"
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Where did you find 15" beam blades? Everywhere I've looked only go down to 18"
I think I found mine at a Fred Meyer - I just measured them and they're 15"...
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I don't know who would carry ArmourAll's new wiper blades in the US; available at Canadian Tire up here in God's country ; but I have them on my Excursion and am very pleased with how they hold to a compound curve. They are available in 15 inch but do cost about $22 to $25 CDN up here; worth it though IMO. FYI I've got 16 inch blades on my 73 and 76, was 15 inch factory ??
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Would one of you guys buy a set and ship it to me here in the states? Just checked and they're not available in the States yet. Of coarse I'd pay first.
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Blades

My Trico blade holders were pretty beat so last week I bought a set of Rain Ex blades for my '74 F100 and they work perfectly, no gaps a'tall. They were 2-for-1 at Schucks to boot.
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Those Beam blades are awesome!

Although the ones on my truck just wore out, so I threw my old Tricos back on.

If the blades are getting the whole windshield the arm might be bent or the spring might be fatigued. Either way, time for some new wiper arms, which do not cost a whole lot. Some U-Haul stores have them still in stock for pretty cheap too.

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Those Beam blades are awesome!

Although the ones on my truck just wore out, so I threw my old Tricos back on.

If the blades are getting the whole windshield the arm might be bent or the spring might be fatigued. Either way, time for some new wiper arms, which do not cost a whole lot. Some U-Haul stores have them still in stock for pretty cheap too.

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Why would the U-Haul stores have them?
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Because U-Haul had a buttload of F series trucks from the 70s and 80s. They still carry parts for our trucks.

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Beam Blades do better but are not 100% form fitting - acceptable though. Might take a look at 'Trico Tech Beam Blades' - very beefy wipers.
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