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Old 10-03-2018, 11:45 AM   #1
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Default Crack pipe or novel idea? Rear wipers on a 244

Ever since I lost my wagon (RIP Zoe) and had to downgrade to my 244 (cheapest M47 car I could find at a time when I was not doing so well financially - but I'm not complaining because its a daily nothing more nothing less......that's STILL a 240 ), Ive been lamenting the loss of a rear wiper, mostly because I'm a prima-donna who's only driven wagons from 2008 until the 244 fell into my lap, and I like having a droplet/snow free rear-view in precipitation conditions.

Is it theoretically feasible to find a sprayer, all associated fluid lines, wiper assembly/motor/stalk etc. from a parts wagon and somehow retrofit it onto the back of a 244 with some drilling, cutting, welding and ingenuity? Or am I totally cray-cray?
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:48 AM   #2
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Old 10-03-2018, 11:52 AM   #3
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Ya I'm sure it will add resale value when you go to sell it to get back into a wagon.

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Old 10-03-2018, 12:03 PM   #5
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Ya I'm sure it will add resale value when you go to sell it to get back into a wagon.

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Don't be so sure, if ratted out P1800s are going for 17k, think about what a 244 with a REAR WIPER will go for! I could get a whole THOUSAND dollars if the planets align properly! That can buy me 10,000 marbles, 4.6 shares of Berkshire-Hathaway (class b) stock or a Mono pressing of "The Velvet Underground & Nico"
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Old 10-03-2018, 12:41 PM   #6
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There are a bunch of Japanese domestic market sedans with rear wipers. I would try to find how those are attached, and maybe buy the parts off of one and adapt.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:03 PM   #7
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Don't be so sure, if ratted out P1800s are going for 17k, think about what a 244 with a REAR WIPER will go for! I could get a whole THOUSAND dollars if the planets align properly! That can buy me 10,000 marbles, 4.6 shares of Berkshire-Hathaway (class b) stock or a Mono pressing of "The Velvet Underground & Nico"


I think you're confusing asking price with sold price.
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:10 PM   #8
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this is such a stupid idea


and fix your defrost
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:13 PM   #9
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this is such a stupid idea


and fix your defrost
How horsepower sedan rear wiper can support?
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:14 PM   #10
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well then get one from a city bus and wipe your roof at the same time
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Old 10-03-2018, 02:36 PM   #11
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Well, some people did it

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Old 10-03-2018, 02:50 PM   #12
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this is such a stupid idea


and fix your defrost
Aaaaaaaaaand thats the reality check I need.

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Old 10-03-2018, 06:30 PM   #13
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Never seen rear wipers on a sedan before, but, that doesn't mean that it can't be done.
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Old 10-03-2018, 07:09 PM   #14
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I always like to add more electric parts sourced from a non-Volvo vehicle integrated with so so wiring. See my signature. However, I would hate to put a hole in the cowl area that is prone to leakage and potential decay.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:21 PM   #15
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^ No, you're doing it wrong. You need to punch a hole in the roof.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:34 PM   #16
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When I was in Jamaica there were a lot of regular looking sedans with a rear wiper. Here is a picture to get some motivation going.
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:53 PM   #17
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I have a picture someplace of a 240 with a rear wiper that was in the junkyard.
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Old 10-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #18
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850 sedan 'Police' version had rear wiper too.
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When I was in Jamaica there were a lot of regular looking sedans with a rear wiper. Here is a picture to get some motivation going.
That will require a custom glass with a hole for 240.
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I can make the custom hole in the glass for you. I just can't guarantee the size. Or additional cracks...
I do believe the glass is tempered, and no way to cut a hole in it without permanant damage.
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Old 10-09-2018, 12:40 PM   #22
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How much +hp is the wiper mod?
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How much +hp is the wiper mod?
Well if you point it straight up it lowers the drag Coefficiency by .01

When the wiper is down it adds drag by .08
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