Wiper refills

Go down

Wiper refills Empty Wiper refills

Post by Shaunaconda on Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:58 pm

Where can I find the 16" blades for my '76? My local parts place has a set that are supposed to be correct but they look different, they have a different clip and a little bit different look but similar.
Shaunaconda
Shaunaconda
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:18 pm

Try your Chevy dealer. I believe they are still in production.
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by geoff528 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:12 pm

r they factory? there are a few different versions of the latches

geoff528
G3GM Newbie
G3GM Newbie

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by jerry46765 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:53 pm

jerry46765
jerry46765
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 20

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by geoff528 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:03 pm

i have the old steel wipers with the refills for my car ... thts wat i was talkin bout the refills for those old 1s ... theres a few different designs

geoff528
G3GM Newbie
G3GM Newbie

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by Shaunaconda on Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:21 pm

The dealership said they were discontinued. Yes I have the steel wipers. On my photobucket page I posted a pic on there.
http://s1172.beta.photobucket.com/user/shaunaconda/library
Shaunaconda
Shaunaconda
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 0

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:01 pm

I think these will work- if you want to reuse the stainless wiper arms. Man these were really a pain in the @$$ to find. I need them too- might buy a life time supply.

Part #43-160 By Trico (16" Steel blade refill)

http://www.jcwhitney.com/trico-oe-replacement-wiper-refill/p3072303.jcwx?skuId=3043133&filterid=d273y1977g110j1
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by jerry46765 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:29 pm

What am I missing?
These are OEM wiper arms and you want to reuse the OEM wiper and change the blade only?

I must have dumb luck because they came from local Autozone, Napa, or Walmart, don't remember which, for both my '78 Blazer and '74 Chevelle.
One has Trico, and other has Anco.
jerry46765
jerry46765
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 20

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:43 pm

My wipers are all stainless steel (arms & wipers). The blade pops out & what I posted are the refills-at least I think they are according to JCW.
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by jerry46765 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:51 pm

And you can't find these at a local parts store?
jerry46765
jerry46765
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 20

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Tue Feb 05, 2013 8:56 pm

jerry46765 wrote:And you can't find these at a local parts store?

No- "too many returns" according to my local Autozone & Advanced does not have them either-same story. Apparently the local populous is too stupid to order the correct rubber blades. I was kind of surprised, I remember buying them for the Cutlass and I just replaced the ones on my minivan- the replacement wiper arms stink compared to the ones that cam from Dodge. Maybe I'll give NAPA a try.

The worst part is instead of spending $8.00 you're spending $25 for a decent pair.
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by jerry46765 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:12 pm

Now I am curious.

I changed the wiper blades this summer on my Blazer (trico)and they came from one of the big three; Walmart, Autozone, or Napa. And if it was Napa, it would have stood out in my mind because evertime I buy something in there it's painful like anal bleeding.
jerry46765
jerry46765
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 20

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Tue Feb 05, 2013 9:15 pm

Wiper refills Rofl_e10
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by DiscoMalibu on Tue Feb 05, 2013 11:36 pm

Blahaha. I know how you feel, NAPA's prices are outrageous I only go there as a last resort. I bought wiper refills from NAPA a year ago for my '64 Merc, they were the only ones that had them. Unforunately Advanced/AutoZone are kind of clueless when it comes to vintage cars, I find things I usually can't get elsewhere at NAPA.
DiscoMalibu
DiscoMalibu
G3GM Member
G3GM Member

Street Cred : 7

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:08 pm

Had nothing better to do this evening than dream of warmer days ahead, so thought I'd see where I could buy these Trico 43-160 refills. Had already checked all the local auto parts stores (NAPA included) and nobody stocks them. Found a site (www.theautopartsshop.com) that had them for $9.84 ea. with free shipping. I ordered two (probably should have ordered more) and somehow got an additional $2.00 discount...for a net total of $17.68 shipped to my door! Not too bad! cheers

By the way, I clicked on that link to JC Whitney for these refills and thought their pricing was a little deceiving. At least to me, it reads as though the $12.82 is for a set of 2. When you go to Checkout, you find that it's for 1 refill.
Mcarlo77
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 69

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:19 pm

That is deceptive. Good sleuthing. Can you post a pic when you get them in?
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by Mcarlo77 on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:29 pm

Will do. My thinking was to get a pair in and make sure they are what I think they are.
Mcarlo77
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 69

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:38 pm

Thank you! I'm almost positive they are just the "old style rubber blades" from TriCo; slide the old ones out & slide the new ones in, if I'm remembering correctly. Been a while since I had the Cutlass. Sad
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:00 am

Yeah...that's what I'm expecting, anyway. Just like we used to have to do back in the day. I just wanted the Laguna to look period correct with the original stainless wiper arms...not that I'll probably ever use the wipers. You know...planning on it being a fair weather driver and all.
Mcarlo77
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 69

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper Refills

Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 4:56 pm

Got the Trico refills in and they are what I remembered. Note when ordering (I had forgotten this)...each package contains a pair of blades. Installing them brought back memories how putsy they can be compared to the easy install of wiper arms nowdays. Still, I like the original look of them on these cars.

Wiper refills Tricob10

And, installed on the arms waiting to be put into service on Project Laguna!

Wiper refills Tricob11
Mcarlo77
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 69

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Sun Mar 24, 2013 7:22 pm

They look good! Were all Laguna wiper arms painted or is that my bad eye's again? Shocked

My 77 Chevelle has bright stainless arms, no paint.
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:21 pm

Still haven't found your glasses, huh! Kidding!! No...these are the same bare stainless/metal ones found on all these A bodies.
Mcarlo77
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 69

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:25 pm

Turd, maybe I need a stronger prescription!

Can U use a flash next time? cyclops
LOL clown

BTW- did you have to use the special tool or did you improvise to remove the wiper arms?
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by Mcarlo77 on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:41 pm

I didn't know there was a special tool!

I just use a small tack puller to release the little tab while prying up on it. I could see where a special tool would make this a little easier.
Mcarlo77
Mcarlo77
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 69

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by 77mali on Sun Mar 24, 2013 8:48 pm

These blade refills are still avail from your link Steve- although now it's $20.00 (two pairs!) net to me- w/ free ship & a $2.00 discount!
77mali
77mali
Donating Member
Donating Member

Street Cred : 62

Back to top Go down

Wiper refills Empty Re: Wiper refills

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum