Wipers won’t fit. Suggestions needed

1962 - 1965 Mopars

  1. 1962 Dart

    1962 Dart Member

    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2019
    Location:
    Ohio
    Local Time:
    11:50 AM
    Hi all. I went to replace my wipers on a 62 Dart and found NO one around here sells anything that will fit mine. The new blades come with the black housing attached. The housing won’t attach to my arms. Plus my wipers are chrome and I would like to keep them. So just take the blade out of the black housing and put it into my chrome housing I thought. Well that doesn’t work as these new blades are very skinny compared to my thicker/wider blades. When I did a look up on the blade for a 62 dart it gave me a number that doesn’t seem to be right. Something like 37-260 ( that may be a little off). Would anyone have any suggestions for blade refills?
     
  2. Fran Blacker

    Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    7,267
    Likes Received:
    6811
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2016
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Local Time:
    11:50 AM
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • khryslerkid

      khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      19,790
      Likes Received:
      28650
      Joined:
      Mar 10, 2010
      Location:
      Hanover, Pennslyvania
      Local Time:
      11:50 AM
      Gee Thanks Fran! :lol:

      I used 16" refills, probably bought them from NAPA.

      Yes they are plastic and narrower. You want to gently pinch the tabs a little closer but not tight. The blade needs to slide in them. Adjust the tabs at each end also. I still have the red button Anco blades.

      20200213_231725.jpg 20200213_232125.jpg
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • Agree Agree x 1
      • Big Bad Dad

        Big Bad Dad FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        1,558
        Likes Received:
        2342
        Joined:
        Jun 11, 2011
        Location:
        Fincastle, Va.
        Local Time:
        11:50 AM
      • Bill Monk

        Bill Monk FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        2,159
        Likes Received:
        2502
        Joined:
        Feb 27, 2017
        Location:
        West Virginia
        Local Time:
        11:50 AM
      • YY1

        YY1 Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        14,438
        Likes Received:
        6698
        Joined:
        Jun 26, 2010
        Location:
        FL
        Local Time:
        11:50 AM
        NAPA sells correct width blades

        ebay too, but many are WAY overpriced
         
      • Don Frelier

        Don Frelier FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        1,917
        Likes Received:
        1967
        Joined:
        Oct 11, 2016
        Location:
        Ionia, NY
        Local Time:
        11:50 AM
        You can get them through RockAuto.
         
      • khryslerkid

        khryslerkid FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

        Messages:
        19,790
        Likes Received:
        28650
        Joined:
        Mar 10, 2010
        Location:
        Hanover, Pennslyvania
        Local Time:
        11:50 AM
        The early "B" bodies didn't use the pin on the wiper arm like the newer ones. The Anco vintage ones don't work unless you want to pay the price and remove the refill. Another piece us early model owners have to work around :D

        20200215_094925.jpg
         
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • Fran Blacker

          Fran Blacker FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          7,267
          Likes Received:
          6811
          Joined:
          Sep 23, 2016
          Location:
          Connecticut
          Local Time:
          11:50 AM
          See what I mean, more good info from you.:D
           
        1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
          By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.