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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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'62 Wiper Motor Rebuild

Hi all,
The single-speed wiper motor in my 1962 Impala died about 25 years ago. Now that I'm bringing the car back to life, it's time to get the wipers working again. Is there a recommended company to do wiper motor rebuilds? Can I take it to the local electric motor rebuilder? My local rebuilder is pretty good. I've run movie theaters for awhile and he used rebuilt some pretty esoteric AC and DC film transport motors that were manufactured as far back as the '40s. I did a search hoping to find a recommended rebuilder here. Granted, I am not the brightest knife in the drawer, but I couldn't find any recommendations. Thank you.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 12:29 PM
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There are on line specialists in low voltage low amp DC motors that rebuild starters, blower motors and wiper motors. I can not recommend any as i usually just buy a rebuilt one off the shelf at NAPA when I was working on muscle cars. Yours is a little too old for that to happen today (I've been retired now for decades).

Any rebuilder can do it as DC motors are not complex. Finding bearings or bushings and brushes might prove a slight problem for some one not familiar with doing it regularly (my local engine rebuilder rebuilds 40 to 600 horse motors for the phosphate mines so a car motor wouldn't even be considered as a job).

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-06-2020, 02:48 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the reply, Big Dave. I'll bring it to my local guy and see what he thinks. I've used him for 20 years so I'm feeling lucky.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-08-2020, 07:10 PM
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There is a guy in SC that rebuild them, here is his information:
Classic Wipers

21 Windtree Ct.

Travelers Rest, SC 29690

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-09-2020, 05:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks, Cesar. I contacted him and he is anywhere between $100-$200 to rebuild. I'm assuming that doesn't include shipping. I'm going to explore some local resources before shipping it off.
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