Notices
1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

'51-'52 wiper assembly

 
  #1  
Old 11-29-2010, 11:11 AM
hivolt5.0's Avatar
hivolt5.0
hivolt5.0 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Posts: 169
hivolt5.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
'51-'52 wiper assembly

will the wiper assembly from a '51-'52 F1 work in a '50 F1?

My buddy has a '50 F1 and he'd like to have dual wipers while retaining the vaccum wiper motor. There is a guy on the Ford Barn selling the wiper assembly (the part that connects the two wipers) from a '51 and so I'm curious if it would work in the '50.

thanks for the help!
 
  #2  
Old 11-29-2010, 11:22 AM
ALBUQ F-1's Avatar
ALBUQ F-1
ALBUQ F-1 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NM
Posts: 24,099
ALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputation
BobbyTNM and I were comparing the under-dash area on his '50 with my '52 while discussing wipers. There is a brace on the driver's side of the '50 that is different than the '52, and restricts space more. I think they made more room on the '52 for the optional electric wipers, but it may not be necessary for vacuum wipers. It seems like it might work.
 
  #3  
Old 11-29-2010, 11:28 AM
hivolt5.0's Avatar
hivolt5.0
hivolt5.0 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Posts: 169
hivolt5.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I'm hopeful it would work. In looking at the bracing under the '50 dash, there are holes in the two dash supports which seem to allow room to connect two wiper arms. I just hate for my buddy to spend the money on the assembly and it not work.
 
  #4  
Old 11-29-2010, 12:39 PM
ibuzzard's Avatar
ibuzzard
ibuzzard is online now
Gone But Not Forgotten
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Boulder Creek, Ca.
Posts: 2,682
ibuzzard has a great reputation on FTE.ibuzzard has a great reputation on FTE.ibuzzard has a great reputation on FTE.ibuzzard has a great reputation on FTE.ibuzzard has a great reputation on FTE.
Were dual wipers optional on your era of trucks?
 
  #5  
Old 11-29-2010, 12:39 PM
ALBUQ F-1's Avatar
ALBUQ F-1
ALBUQ F-1 is online now
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: NM
Posts: 24,099
ALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputationALBUQ F-1 has a superb reputation
They sell these assemblies brand new for under a hundred last I looked, so I hope he isn't paying much anyway.
 
  #6  
Old 11-29-2010, 12:42 PM
hivolt5.0's Avatar
hivolt5.0
hivolt5.0 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Posts: 169
hivolt5.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
ibuzzard - I don't know if dual wipers were optional or not. There are two holes in the cowling so I would assume they were.

ALBUQ F-1 - the guy wants $75 for the wiper assembly.
 
  #7  
Old 11-29-2010, 12:45 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm
bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 14,011
bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.
From what I remember from being under my dash is that the 51/52 assy will not wrok in a 48-50 truck. The 48-50 trucks have two support brackets on either side of the radio, yes the brackets have holes in them for the wiper linkage to pass through but its not enough room. That and the fact that the 51/52 assy the wiper motor is mounted in the center of the dash, on the 48-50 trucks its mounted on the drivers side pivot.

I was in the same boat as your buddy. I wanted the dual wipers on my 49. I did have the 51-52 linkage but it just wont work without cutting into the dash bracing. Be patient and keep searching. I found my 48-50 linkage set up on ebay but it took several months of searching.
If you happen to see someone on ebay parting out a truck or cab, or selling other parts you might try dropping them a line to see if they have the dual wiper set up.

Good luck
Bobby
 
  #8  
Old 11-29-2010, 12:50 PM
hivolt5.0's Avatar
hivolt5.0
hivolt5.0 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Posts: 169
hivolt5.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thank you Bobby! That's the info I needed to know. You all are such a wealth of knowledge.
 
  #9  
Old 11-29-2010, 01:26 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm
bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 14,011
bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.
I'll double check tonight when I get home as still have a 51/52 linkage set up and I havent installed my 48-50 linkage yet (and I think I even remember where I put them)

Bobby
 
  #10  
Old 11-29-2010, 01:56 PM
hivolt5.0's Avatar
hivolt5.0
hivolt5.0 is offline
Senior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
Posts: 169
hivolt5.0 is starting off with a positive reputation.
That'd be awesome! thank you!
 
  #11  
Old 11-29-2010, 04:19 PM
bobj49f2's Avatar
bobj49f2
bobj49f2 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: SE Wisc. (the Rust Belt)
Posts: 13,100
bobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant future
The '51-52 set up will work in the '48-50 dash but it takes a little work. The stock '51-52 set up won't work if you have the stock '48-50 radio. The '51-52 motor will be occupying the same space as the stock radio. I had the '51-52 set up in my '49 and I don't remember having to do any major surgery. I had reconfigure bracket and move the motor to the area behind the speedo when I found a stock radio. Also, in late '49, or some time in '50, Ford discontinued putting the radio bracket in the dashboard.


I don't know if Ross is talking about the arm used in the '48-50 models, but there was an option for those years for a second arm. There was a link made from a piece of flat metal that clipped to the stock vacuum motor and ran across the dash and was connected to the passenger side wiper.
 
  #12  
Old 11-29-2010, 05:14 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm
bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 14,011
bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.
The 48-50 cabs were all stamped out with a hole for the passenger side wiper. Most of them had a delete plate covering it up, well, the ones I've seen have been that way. Passenger side wipers were an option well up into the 60's I think.

I just went out and looked under the dash. The two braces on the 48-50 cabs are on either side of the radio and are approx 1 to 2 inches inboard of the wiper pivots. There is a triangular hole in the braces for the linkage to pass through.
On the 48-50 linkage, each of the pivots are seperate and are only connected by the linkage itself. On the 51/52 set up the two pivots are joined with a strap of metal with small linkage arms pointing towards the middle where the wiper motor mounts.
I don't have a factory radio (or any radio for that matter) but I can see how it would interfere with the wiper motor.
From looking at the linkage and the holes in the dash braces it might work with some massaging, nameley for clearance for the metal strap the joins the two pivots together. Either that or eliminate the braces or move them.

Hope that helps
Bobby
 
  #13  
Old 11-29-2010, 05:36 PM
bobj49f2's Avatar
bobj49f2
bobj49f2 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: SE Wisc. (the Rust Belt)
Posts: 13,100
bobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant futurebobj49f2 has a brilliant future
I don't remember exactly how I did it but I know I had the stock '51-52 unit in my '49 for some time until I found the stock '48-50 radio. I wish I'd taken pictures but that was before this interweb thing came along and we posted posted pictures of us doing all kinds of things.
 
  #14  
Old 11-29-2010, 05:52 PM
bobbytnm's Avatar
bobbytnm
bobbytnm is offline
Roast em' if you got 'em
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Rio Rancho, NM
Posts: 14,011
bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.bobbytnm has a spectacular reputation.
Bob,

They say the memory is the first thing to go.....LOL

I thought I had some pics but I can't remember (see statement above) what I did with them.
 
  #15  
Old 11-29-2010, 08:11 PM
51PanelMan's Avatar
51PanelMan
51PanelMan is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: San Jose, CA
Posts: 7,661
51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all51PanelMan is a name known to all
Let me add my 2 cents...

Here's the dual wiper set up for a 51. The vacuum motor attaches to the two center brackets and the longer arms attach to the wiper motor. The whole assembly attaches in the middle of the instrument panel.


In 52, there was no dual vacuum wiper set up because a dual electric wiper motor became standard. Electric wipers were an option in 1951.

Here's a 1948-50 dual wiper set up. It's just a long rod that attaches to the wiper motor and extends out to the right side. The vacuum motor attaches on the left side of the instrument panel.





Dual wipers were an option in 48-50 and in 1951.

For anyone interested, I have the 48-50 dual wiper assembly, with motor, as pictured above, available. PM or email me if interested.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: '51-'52 wiper assembly


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.