1937 Lasalle Wiper Blades

Started by frank37, January 27, 2020, 12:16:27 PM

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frank37

Wanted----Can anyone tell me who sells new or repro wiper blades for a 37 LaSalle ? They measure 7 1/4 inch and have an "eye/hook" to fasten them to the wiper arm(see attached pic). If you have 2 to sell or can suggest where to buy. Include price/shipping.  thanks

Tom Boehm


carlhungness

   I just took Tom's advice and  wrote to Ficken, will let y'all know if  they can supply as I need a pair for my car too. They claim to respond to e mails within 48 hours so I'll post their reply.
       I think this post belongs in  the Technical  and or Restoration section for future reference.

55 CDV Fan 82


Carl I wish I had known you needed a set of these.  I just threw a set out from when I had my 37 because I didn't know anyone who needed them.  They were new in the box too.
Tim

CLC Member #30850

1955 Cadillac Coupe Deville "Evelyn"
1967 Buick Wildcat Convertible "Joyce"

Past Cars

1937 LaSalle Opera Coupe "Adeline"
1940 Chevrolet Coupe "Scarlett"
1941 Ford 11Y truck
1954 Buick Special 48D
1955 Packard Clipper Super Panama
1957 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
1962 VW Bug
1962 Dodge 880
1966 Mercury Montclair
1968 Chevrolet Chevelle SS
1968 Plymouth Barracuda
1977 Lincoln

frank37

Update--according to Ficken @ wiperman.com , my blade is made by ANCO which he does not carry. Apparently there were Trico blades and Anco blades.  I assume the arms are different to accept different blades. Anyone know where I can get ANCO replacement blades?? (See picture attached to original post)
Thanks

carlhungness

Here's the reply I received:
I have reproductions of the original style blades. I never assume a car of that age has original arms. It may be safest if you send me a picture of the tip of your wiper arm where the blade connects. Rob

Contact is sales@wiperman.com

39LaSalleDriver

Jon Isaacson

1939 LaSalle 5019

Brad Ipsen CLC #737

Reproductions of this type of blade are available at many places.  They are most likely only made by one or two different people.  If you really want a blade that works in the rain it will take some experimenting to find one that works.  Last September on an annual week long trip, it rained a great deal here in the PNW so the wiper blades got tested on our car.  They were the typical modern reproduction type.  The rubber on the blade was too stiff.  The crimp in the middle for the hook made the blade arch just enough combined with the hard rubber to leave a bad place right in the middle in the line of sight.  I have since found a NOS one which still had soft rubber and it works.  Most likely when they make these reproduction parts they never tested them in the rain to see if the actually work. If you don't drive in the rain then any blade can work.
Brad Ipsen
1940 Cadillac 60S
1938 Cadillac 9039
1940 Cadillac 6267
1940 LaSalle 5227
1949 Cadillac 6237X
1940 Cadillac 60S Limo

carlhungness

       Rain-X  (liquid you slop on to the windshield)is also a very commendable addition, the stuff works extremely well. I use it on the visor of my crash helmet with good results.

frank37

WIPERS found--I found the wiper blade replacements at :  sales@wiperman.com  They are repros of the original Trico blades measuring 7.5 inches used on 37 LaSalles and probably others close to that year  .  So mystery solved and thanks to all that replied.  FPezzimenti

carlhungness