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
----- Original Message -----
From: "Curtis Morris" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
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