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Old 10-16-2020, 08:03 PM   #1
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Hey, has anyone used those Dennis Carpenter electric wipers in a 48-52 pickup?
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Old 10-18-2020, 04:22 PM   #2
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Yes . I got mine from Mac's 7 years ago , but it looks like the same one as Carpenter sells
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:27 PM   #3
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I think the kits are a good idea. I tried to save money by installing 2 electric 79.00 wiper motors like you see in a boat windshield or in a backhoe cab. A lot of swearing and butchery and in the end I had two switches, and two modified wipers with a mind of their own. There was a very special sequence to get the instrument panel back in, and though it was only six months ago, I have already forgotten what that is. I remember it was very difficult. Do yourself a favor and buy an engineered kit.
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Old 10-18-2020, 06:44 PM   #4
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I installed a conversion kit in an F1 some years ago.
I have forgotten where the owner bought the kit but it used a Volkswagen electric motor and was very easy to install and worked very well.
I really like the original vacuum wipers on my F1.
I can run the wipers very slow so they just barely move in a mist.
Whereas even on the slow speed electric wipers run too fast on a light mist.
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Old 10-18-2020, 08:49 PM   #5
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https://newportwipers.com/product/19...k/#wiper-motor
https://newportwipers.com/product/19...r/#wiper-motor

Not familiar with the DC units you mentioned. Used a Newport Engineering
on a '50 International Harvester pickup with excellent results. Bolted in with no
issues.
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Old 10-18-2020, 10:42 PM   #6
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I second the Newport kit. Used a few kits on different cars/trucks and they work great and last so far.
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Old 10-19-2020, 09:33 AM   #7
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Put a Newport kit in my Ranch Wagon. Fit like it was supposed to. Car isn't on the road but from everything I've heard about Newport their kits are top shelf.
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Old 10-19-2020, 10:11 AM   #8
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I put a Newport unit in my '57 Fairlane about 20 yrs. ago . Only got caught in rain a couple of times , but I was glad that I had good wipers ! Is your truck 12 volt now ? - F F
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:14 PM   #9
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So it's New Port Engineering, correct?
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:23 PM   #10
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I've got a Newport Engineering wiper system in my 40 standard, deuce pu, deuce 3 window and deuce 5 window and have one ordered for my current deuce 2 door project. All work flawlessly.
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:26 PM   #11
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Just checked and they don't appear to sell units for 33-34s, interesting.
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Old 10-19-2020, 02:55 PM   #12
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I think one of the last times I talked to Bob he said a 33/34 wiper kit was in the works?
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Old 10-19-2020, 08:41 PM   #13
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I sold the Newport conversion I had and rebuilt the vacuum setup. Has a Trico Electrovac too..... works pretty well.
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Old 10-20-2020, 07:36 AM   #14
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I sold Carpenter kits for years and no complaints and just recently put one in my 54 F-100. It works great, easily installed,( well as easy as a guy my age can stand on his head) and a well made kit.
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