[T3] Wipers

Joe Plowick III gtixpress at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 12:13:53 PDT 2021

Is it possible to run the 311 955 407 A arms on a '69.  I've seen some of
those for sale and have listed that they will work on 68-89 too.  If the
earlier cars had smaller wiper shafts, I would suspect they wouldn't fit

Joe P.

On Tue, Sep 14, 2021 at 1:25 PM Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:

> The clamp style, with the pinch bolt, are good. The set screw style are
> hard
> to keep working. If you can get a second pinch bolt style, that would be
> easy
> and keep the car "original." It will be hard to find the correct arm.
> I don't think there's anything special you have to do to swap in a '70
> setup,
> but it's a lot more work, and probably a lot more expensive.
> '68-9 cars all came with the set screw style, but VW did a recall to
> replace
> them with the pinch bolt style. As with all non-safely recalls, not every
> car got
> switched.
> For '68-9s:
> Left arm: 311 955 407 B
> Right arm: 311 955 408
> Earlier cars had the same problem, except that the stub the arm was
> supposed to grab onto was even smaller (6 mm?) For those cars, the pinch
> bolt arms are the same: 311 955 407 A.
> When I got my '69 the wiper arms were loose on the shafts, because the
> shafts were so buggered up that the arms could not slide all the way onto
> them. I managed to file off the high points so the arms could fit. They
> have
> worked fine, but I'm not sure if I have the L & R on correctly. I may even
> have two lefts or two rights. Too bad they're not marked.
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