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Old 04-15-2009, 09:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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MetroMPG -

Those pictures change everything. I vote Frank's wingnut + helical-spring tightener. For it to be "tight", I think you'd still need a torquing tool of some kind. Soooo, the "cost" would be the extra weight of the tool.

It looks to be "easily adjustable" with all those little "slats" (EDIT: I meant splines). Clever.

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I wonder if there is some way to fashion the quick release by leaving the nut & splines in place, but cutting the wiper arm itself. Making some kind of sleeve arrangement to slide it on & off the "stub" (and then lock it with a cotter/lynch pin)....



With two of these, one on each side of the arm, maybe could cannibalize hinges & hinge pins for the purpose...

Just thinking out loud.

And yes, I realize more thought is going into this than it's worth.
I disagree. You may find a solution that you use for something else.

How about this Dzus thingy? :

Pegasus - Dzus 1500 Series Sliding Latch and Bushing


The question would be whether the sliding latch would be *designed* to take the lateral stresses of the wiper in action. I think the sleeve would still need to be there, and super-snug.

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I'll wager the splines won't wear if you keep them lubes with a light grease. Especially if they aren't going on and off that often.

My first thought was a wing nut as well.
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There is retail options available now

Michelin silicone wiper have a quick release will not last many cycles though as it's plastic


might as well leave them on they made them "aerodynamic" there is no lift even when going 80mph
less drag compared to the old mutibeam style

it only takes seconds to take it off and steal them

one of the reasons why i bought 24" wipers as they don't fit many cars

but they do fit my tahoe they got a nice sweep range

it cut right threw the snow like a razor blade that was heavy wet snow too

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