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Re: [oletrucks] Windshield Wiper Humor!!!

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Windshield Wiper Humor!!!
From: "Stephen" <slb1@humboldt1.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 23:07:40 -0800
HI all,

I solved this problem on the new wiper switch by cutting a couple of short
lengths of the small brass tubing you see at hardware stores.  I slipped the
tubing around the new switch shaft to make it fit the original chrome knob
snugly.  I squeezed the tubing with some pliers to get the flat spot that
the knob wants for its set screw.  Works great, simple, looks totally

'50 Chevy Suburban
'58 Chevy Fleetside
Arcata, California

----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Morris" <cmbcmorris@webtv.net>
To: <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 6:43 PM
Subject: [oletrucks] Windshield Wiper Humor!!!

>     Well I got my windshield wipers upgraded from a worn out vacuum
> system to a wonderful 2 speed electric system from New Port Engineering.
> It was actually a very simple process, and much easier than anticipated.
> All I had to do was catch my Brother on a day he was bored and needed
> something to do, and Boom they're in!!  However, heres the GOOD part.
> After I got them in, I couldn't get the stock knob to work on the shaft.
> So I decided I would use a little country boy ingenuity and make
> something work!!  After working for a couple hours I thought I finally
> had it made.  I was pushing my new invention onto the shaft, (rather
> forcefully I should add) when suddenly, POW!! the entire switch exploded
> into pieces!! I just sat in my truck for about 30 minutes staring at my
> NEW exploded switch, and contemplating which piece I could forcefully
> insert into my juglar vein!!!  Sometimes I'm just a plain idiot!!
> Anyway, I managed to rebuild the switch (and actually make it work). I
> put it back in, and now I have a very nice STOCK dash, with the
> exception of a very modern appearing windshield wiper knob!!!!  Aren't
> these old trucks fun????  See ya!  Curt Morris 55 2nd series pickup
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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