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Saloon rear wiper

Postby Doive » 17 Nov 2005, 17:05

I'm considering doing this to my car:

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The wiring and such should be simple enough, what I really need to know is if the glass will be able to take the strain? Obviously I would manufacture some supports and brackets for the motor, but will cutting the glass weaken it substatially? Also I assume I won't be able to just hack away with a hole borer, will I need a glass specialist to cut a hole for me? Haven't decided what wiper to go for, I'll just see what the scrappy has in stock!
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Postby Shellysowner » 17 Nov 2005, 17:17

Will you not find that the wiper won't get anywhere near either edge of the glass due to the lack of height of the read window Doive?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 17 Nov 2005, 17:19

the ends of the rear screen curve too much for a wiper blade anyway.
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Postby Doive » 17 Nov 2005, 17:46

All I want really is a reasonable patch cleared in the middle of the screen. Renault have the same problem with the latest Megane because of the ridiculously shallow rear screen, meaning the blade only sweeps a very small area in the centre of the screen. There are hatches out there with screens that curve at the edges, the other solution is to get a blade small enough to only sweep the flat area.
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Postby Harry Flatters » 17 Nov 2005, 18:16

Doive, I'm not sure you can do it on a toughened screen.

When I've had holes done in safety glass either I've used laminated or the holes are made in the plain glass before the pane / screen is toughened; I understand the toughening creates stress which boring a hole through afterwards relieves in a way you don't want!
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Postby Doive » 17 Nov 2005, 18:27

Ah. Buttocks.
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