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Chris Thauberger
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« on: May 17, 2017, 07:33:23 AM »

Hey guys

Did a search of this site and CMF and I am not 100% sure what arms and blades I should have for my car (68 GT500).

Could use a little direction please.


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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 02:20:55 PM »

since no one has responded. If you mean polished or satin finish. my car has satin finish. Its an Dec. car. I dont know if original. Branda sells the arms in satin or polished and also sells the blades.

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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 02:35:49 PM »

Chris:  Here is my input:
15" Trico blade in satin retainer, on a satin Trico arm which has a flared base and close rivits.

What say others?

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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 04:11:11 PM »

Chris:  Here is my input:
15" Trico blade in satin retainer, on a satin Trico arm which has a flared base and close rivits.

What say others?
Mustang/Ford after 66 production year were satin (except 252 carry over GT350's). It was the federal regulation. Both the arm and the blade /rubber assembly were marked Trico as mentioned. There are other details that are more in depth about nuance changes in the arm during 68 production as well as rubber refill that are more for premiere class. I will let others expand on those if they choose.  

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« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 07:40:36 PM »

Therepo trico 15'' blades don't have pat pend & date 63 on the center arm mounting clip.  I collected many good blades & arms in dry southwest cars since they don't getused much in a dry climate.

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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 02:59:28 AM »

Therepo trico 15'' blades don't have pat pend & date 63 on the center arm mounting clip.  I collected many good blades & arms in dry southwest cars since they don't getused much in a dry climate.

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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 04:26:25 AM »

No I carry a bag of tools & my old junkyard directory so I know where to go &what to look for but sadly the old junkyards are mostly gone like the old ford dealerships & not much shows up at swap meets anymore either.  Cry

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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 07:32:51 AM »

Thanks for all the responses. Looks like what I need to have is satin arms with satin blades. Both should have the Trico marking.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 11:29:21 AM »

This picture from previous post gives better detail on the wiper blade style:



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