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Old 11-27-2011, 10:30 PM   #1
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Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

Thought I would post again.

If anyone knows where I can get one... used or new.... I need a driver side wiper for a 1983 Ward bus. The only part I need is the tension spring that keeps it against the windshield but I seriously doubt they sell that alone.

So if you know a donor bus that has one.... Let me know. I will try and post a pic of mine and what I need.

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Old 11-27-2011, 10:38 PM   #2
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

You might look here: http://commerce1.cera.net/tacbusparts/s ... cat_id=120 .

For springs: have you tried a hardware store? Some have an assortment of springs.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:41 PM   #3
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

Ill give them a call all they can do is tell me no?
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Old 11-28-2011, 04:16 PM   #4
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

Ditto the above.

I went out and took a look at mine, it's a Thomas, but I'd guess they're at least similar, and it looked pretty much like the spring I got at Ace for my door.

They have a cabinet with a coupla drawers full of different sizes, tension, end configuration, etc.

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Old 11-28-2011, 07:12 PM   #5
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

I will snap a pic here shortly and see if this is possible.


No bungie for me? I dont do things half hearted. These are all steps to get it inspected here down the road.
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

Finally got a pic of the wiper.. no its not the best but here ya go....



By the looks of it. It has a nut on the outside of the wiper that keeps the whole arm one. Im going to take both of them off and take them to the hardware store and put something on there. It looks like a pretty simple spring.

Thanks for all those who have helped.

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #7
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

Well I took the wiper off today (both of them) and it seems a few parts are more broken than first thought. So I am going to have to have a new or used assembly.

Here is a pic of the wipers







Here is a pic of the splined side...


Front side


I am thinking of using these guys. Seems they have a few things plus they are semi local.

http://www.onestopbusstop.com/buspag...-frameset.html



Another source that looks like they have what I need is this

http://www.directbus.com/URLrewrite....p/16-44020.htm


Not sure if these arms are semi universal on what they can attach to but this will be a major step in getting it inspected. Only other part needed.... exhaust pipe work.
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

I would use the second one. They have free shipping on orders over $1000.
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

quit being a cheapo and go to NAPA and buy a set,than u'r set and know there good,gezzzzzzzz
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:59 AM   #10
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Re: Wiper arm for 83 Ward bus

Keith

These were on the bus when I bought it. It has been missing a spring the whole time. I am just trying to get it "right." Im not one to use cheap crap. It may take me forever to get what I want but doing things half assed is not my deal.

I dont have much experience with bus wipers. Being a 1983 model I would imagine there are not tons of them still on the road or arround?
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