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#1816591 - 05/01/15 05:27 PM `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood
67R/T4speeder Offline
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Not mine but helping a guy replace his wiper blades on his `71 Charger since the big bulky plastic Rain X ones hit hood and wont let them return under hood. So I bought Anco factory fit and seem allot better but still hit hood. The hood looks to not be bent, but cars pretty roughed up and if I pull up on hood the go in but then hood is not aligned with fenders anymore.

Did these cars have some special low profile blades?


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#1816596 - 05/01/15 05:32 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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Those aren't the right ones either. You need the ones that were made for the car from back then. Look on ebay. Are the arms all of the way down on the post?


Edited by 71birdJ68 (05/01/15 05:33 PM)

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#1816633 - 05/01/15 06:14 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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I had the same problem with the Imperial. Grab the original wiper and go play match up at the stores. In my case, the solution was some sort of RV wiper blade at Car Quest.

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#1816647 - 05/01/15 06:33 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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#1816651 - 05/01/15 06:40 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: BDW]
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#1816796 - 05/01/15 10:09 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: dart4forte]
ahy Offline
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If you have the original wipers, ANCO brand refills are available at least in my area. AZ keeps them behind the counter. No clearance issues.

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#1816833 - 05/01/15 11:17 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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Go to O'Reily Auto Parts. They can order you original replacements! up up
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#1816992 - 05/02/15 10:01 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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Ok I just clearly picked up the wrong ones from the sounds of it.

Anco Direct fit my A$$ lol


Thank you for all the suggestions
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#1817037 - 05/02/15 11:30 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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Don't feel bad - Just bought exact fit blades for a 1 yr old journey - they don't fit either

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#1817515 - 05/03/15 03:46 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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Here's the problem I have - new (to me) car came without wiper arms. Got the arms from a member here & they look perfectly straight. Got the blades from Autozone, put it all together & they barely touch the windshield but they fit under the hood just fine.




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#1820021 - 05/06/15 08:17 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: shocktrp]
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Originally Posted By shocktrp
Here's the problem I have - new (to me) car came without wiper arms. Got the arms from a member here & they look perfectly straight. Got the blades from Autozone, put it all together & they barely touch the windshield but they fit under the hood just fine.






Looks like your post locks are still out…….. That won't allow the arms to pull against the windshield.

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#1820165 - 05/06/15 10:38 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 71 Charger R/T]
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Also, it looks like the arms aren't all the way down on the post. Open the lock, and push the arm to see if it will go down anymore.

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#1820180 - 05/06/15 10:55 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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Most all generic replacement wiper blades are too high for this application. Need to find a closer match to the originals.
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#1820410 - 05/06/15 04:34 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 72roadrunnergtx]
67R/T4speeder Offline
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Originally Posted By 72roadrunnergtx
Most all generic replacement wiper blades are too high for this application. Need to find a closer match to the originals.


Thanks for the pic I will get those
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#1821034 - 05/07/15 11:47 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 71 Charger R/T]
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Originally Posted By 71 Charger R/T
Looks like your post locks are still out…….. That won't allow the arms to pull against the windshield.


That's what it was - so that problem is solved.

Now that they are working correctly the blades don't clear the hood so I'll be getting a new set like other have suggested.

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#1821036 - 05/07/15 11:52 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: shocktrp]
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how long are those blades? i may have a pair like those in the last picture.

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#1821038 - 05/07/15 11:54 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: mopars4ever]
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Originally Posted By mopars4ever
how long are those blades? i may have a pair like those in the last picture.


16"

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#1821648 - 05/08/15 03:05 AM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: shocktrp]
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ok, i will check the length of the blades I have.

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#1836807 - 05/29/15 03:55 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
67R/T4speeder Offline
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Our parts counter help around here is useless, anyone have a part number for those Trico classics?

I punch in the application on there website and it shows all but the classics.

`71 Charger

thank you
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#1836811 - 05/29/15 04:00 PM Re: `71 Charger replacement wiper blades hit hood [Re: 67R/T4speeder]
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