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Old October 31st, 2018, 07:32 AM
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Correct if I'm wrong, but is the wiper arm length on a 72 Supreme 16 inches both sides?

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Old October 31st, 2018, 08:45 AM
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Wiper refill replacement..

I need to change the refills in my wiper blades and according to the body service manual there is some sort of release tab. I have included pics of my wiper blades as well as the page in the manual that describes the procedure. I don't see any release tabs so could I just bend the tab on the end to get the refill to slide out?








Also, (for reasons I can't explain) I have two different length blades. (16 and 18). I'm pretty sure they are supposed to be 16 inch, so I will have buy another 16 inch. Question is, were the OEM frames black or bare metal? Cuz as you can see, mine are black.

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Old October 31st, 2018, 09:00 AM
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On that type of blade, you have to bend / remove one of the end tabs to slide the insert out, then get new inserts with pinch clip style retainers

OEM was silver and 16" length.
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Old October 31st, 2018, 09:04 AM
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Yes, as I posted in your other thread they are 16" length and silver blades.
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Old October 31st, 2018, 01:06 PM
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I don't even know if you can buy the wiper refills at the auto parts store anymore. I have modern replacement wipers on my 71 98. I kept the OE style wipers.
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Old October 31st, 2018, 01:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Olds64 View Post
I don't even know if you can buy the wiper refills at the auto parts store anymore.
Most quit selling the replacement inserts years ago.
I buy replacement inserts in bulk for all of my vehicles from Rock Auto - most are around $3 or so per pair.

https://www.rockauto.com/en/tools/wiper+&+washer,wiper+blade+refill

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I actually ordered them from a local parts store...but now I need the metal frames...sheesh...lol
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Old October 31st, 2018, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 72455 View Post
I actually ordered them from a local parts store...but now I need the metal frames...sheesh...lol
NAPA sells a "classic series" complete blade, as does Trico. I usually order mine on line.
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NAPA sells a "classic series" complete blade, as does Trico. I usually order mine on line.
I checked these out Joe and the connector piece doesn't look like it will work...ideas?
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You might try Kanter or Fusick too for the OE style wipers.
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Originally Posted by Olds64 View Post
You might try Kanter or Fusick too for the OE style wipers.
I bought several spare silver blades/arms for my '72s from Scott Winn (oldspackrat) at Nationals this summer. He had a decent stash of them in August.

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My O'reilys in the town I work in had re-fills in stock. As of last year.

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