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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 29th October 2007, 21:40
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Hi all,

I need to source a wiper arm for my car (my test wiper arm is a mk2 golf one, which is much too short), and I'm wondering what people have used.

I'd quite like to fit a more modern style blade (like they have on Lupos for instance), and I know Ric H has one like this - does anyone else?

Suitable donor suggestions would be very welcome!

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John.
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Old 29th October 2007, 22:59
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Why not try the Rover 200 arm with ebay No 140170353539
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Old 30th October 2007, 05:29
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I used the original rear wiper arm from the Rover. But cannaballised a metro rear wiper motor so the jet squrts either side of the blade as it moves. Needed someone to weld it though.
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John

I used the rear from a rover 216 of the earlier pre bubble shape.

Steve
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I went for a citroen ZX arm as it's a single symmetical arm, and takes the new style retro-fit blades pretty well. The citroen takes a 24" blade; I've fitted a 26. Coverage in the rain is very good.
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Cheers Rich.

When at the scrappers I was hoping to find a car with a single front arm, but no luck - my intention being to find one for couple of quid to try.

On the back of your advice I bought a zx arm from the local dealer, and coupled it to the 25" (?) blade I'd already bought - seems to work pretty well.
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