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Old January 10th 2003, 16:52
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Question single wiper conversion

I have mounted a wiper motor that was taken out of a scricco in the center of my 1303 and wondering what type of wiper I should use? If anyone has already preformed this conversion pictures or other methods would be appreciated.
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Old January 10th 2003, 17:57
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I was looking for info on this mod too. If you can, could you write a small article on how you did it, with pictures ? We could host it in the tech article section of the main site @ www.germanlook.com

Of course, you will get full credit.

Thanks and welcome to the site !

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Old January 11th 2003, 05:22
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I thoght about that at one stage also. I was thinking of using an Uno wiper motor. It looks small enogh, well from the outside anyway. Never actually got around to doing it though
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Old January 14th 2003, 17:13
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I've seen the single wiper conversion done on a superbeetle from Germany.

The feature article said that the guy used a stock beetle wiper motor and arm, the linkage was from a Scirocco and the blade is a rear blade from a MkII Golf.

There are videos of this car on the Volksworld webpage, it's a silver GL with gold painted three piece BBS wheels.

The article is in the April 1997 Volksworld magazine.
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Old August 10th 2006, 09:18
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Digging old posts...again

A Scirocco windshield wiper motor is not that easy to find...Does any other VW share the same part? Or which would be the next best alternative??
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Old August 10th 2006, 15:12
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Audi made a single wiper on some of their models. I am not that familiar with Audi so I cannot be more specific.
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Old August 10th 2006, 16:07
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I've got a scirocco wiper that I modified to fit my mk2 gli that is now going into the 1303 that I'm building. If your motor is toast or if you simply want a better motor, a mk3 motor bolts right up to the mk1 scirocco unit. I have yet to sit the whole thing in my 1303, but with this thread I may check it out this afternoon and post up some pics for everyone. In stock form, it doesn't offer a full rubber to rubber sweep on the jetta, but with about 10 minutes worth of cutting/welding you can fix that no prob. If you're cool with how much sweep the stock mk1 scirocco offers but can't find one, I can guide you in modifying a front mk3 unit to become a single wiper. I've built one of those too.
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Old August 10th 2006, 16:58
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ok, perfect time to pull this thing out of my mk2...

Here's the assy with the mk3 motor.



Here is the assy flipped over and the problem that will require you to drill your center hole a touch lower than the stock positions. the arm with the arrow pointing toward it needs more room to operate...



Here the assy is sitting in the stck location with that arm in the 12oclock position (where it hits the firewall and at it's outermost position). As you can see, it's close enough that putting that hole slightly lower would remedy the situation.


Clear as mud?

Since I've got it out now, I'll drill the hole tonight or tomorrow and get it all mounted up.

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Old August 10th 2006, 23:25
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that's a sweet deal I'm going to run to the junk yard tomorrow and get me one
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Old August 11th 2006, 14:31
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cool stuff, so is that scirocco or golf bits? got loadsa both in scrapyards and i'm quite happy cutting and welding, please let us know what where how.
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Old August 11th 2006, 16:16
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that unit is from a MK1 Scirocco (74-81).
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Hi

Im thinking of doing this as well. We didnt get Scirocco down here so I will do what a friend did with his Mk 1 golf, he just moved his stock wiper motor to the middle and extended a linkage to give it the extra travel to cover the whole screen, this also speeds things up as well.

Of course you all realize, that if these cars came with single wipers we would be converting to dual wipers.

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Old August 13th 2006, 11:28
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Of course you all realize, that if these cars came with single wipers we would be converting to dual wipers.

Steve

hehe, I'm going with THREE wipers on the front!

Should I tell everyone now that I'm working on a rear wiper?
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Old August 14th 2006, 01:52
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The rear wiper from a mkII golf works perfectly on a 1303. I made new mounts for the scricco motor and it works awesome.

I had a mkII jetta a while ago that i converted to single wiper. If you extend the linkage arm coming off the motor by 10mm it will give you full windscreen coverage.
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I'm going with THREE wipers on the front!
That's funny. I saw an MGB for sale in Newport News, Va., today and seeing its front three had me visualizing the same on the 1303 I don't yet have.
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