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1990 Pickup Rear Window Windshield Wiper Assembly

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by wsmm, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. wsmm

    wsmm Member
    Messages: 80

    Has anyone ever rigged up a windshield wiper blade for the read window of a pickup. I'm getting tired of constantly having snow or moisture block my rear view when I'm backing up. If you have devised a system, other than getting out every so often to clean it by hand please let me know.
  2. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    what happened to your side mirror's? sound like an expensive, odd project.:confused:
  3. wsmm

    wsmm Member
    Messages: 80

    Sdieview Mirrors

    They're not heated so they buildup with snow ad ice the sme as the rear window. Also passenger side mirror is a long reach from dirver's seat. My arms aren't quite hat long.
  4. mikes-plow

    mikes-plow Senior Member
    Messages: 103

    now that i cant stand! i've got an '04 2500hd and i'm looking to upgrade to the newer tow haul mirrors and put power to them some how so i can have heated mirrors. could care less about having power mirrors but i want the heat for sure
  5. Winter warlock

    Winter warlock Junior Member
    from toronto
    Messages: 4

    What kills me is it's a plow truck it's ordered for plowing snow you think they have heated Mears and heated Glass
  6. 2006Sierra1500

    2006Sierra1500 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,758

    Someone here has a rear wiper on all his pickups, he used the rear wiper from a Range Rover if I remember correctly
  7. Antlerart06

    Antlerart06 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,437

    You can buy heating grid and put on the glass Works like rear defroster
  8. 'Rude Dog

    'Rude Dog Member
    Messages: 56

    Just put in a rear slider window... put one in my 1989 k2500 reg. cab- also helps cool off the cab- always gets too warm when plowing... just a thought...
  9. Dogplow Dodge

    Dogplow Dodge PlowSite Veteran
    from NJ
    Messages: 3,699

    You guys must get some really bad storms out there, as once my truck is warmed up, I don't have those issues of the windows freezing up.

    Prior to every storm, I use RAIN-X on all the exterior glass, including the mirrors. I never get any real build up on the surfaces which the rainx is on...

    Cheap and it works very well, although you really need to re-do it after each storm to make it work effectively.
  10. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I think if I was gonna set up one of these, I'd use an electric wiper kit for a boat. Compact, self contained, easy to mount, and under $100 brand new!
  11. REAPER

    REAPER 2000 Club Member
    from 60050
    Messages: 2,230

    Go to an RV store or good parts store and buy a quality 12V plug in 6" oscillating fan with a clip. Clip it to the hand bar above passenger seat for reg. cab or on the hanger hook for ext cab pointed at rear window.

    Problem solved Thumbs Up
  12. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    Is this stuff still available somewhere? I picked up a rear window defroster kit (of this style) a long time ago for a few bucks at a flea market, but the box looks like it was printed in the 70's... a little afraid to use it, to be honest...
  13. derekbroerse

    derekbroerse 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,377

    I had this set up in my 3/4 ton last winter when the defroster flaps quit moving. Worked really well for foggy moisture from wet clothing...

    Hint: Check the scrap yard for old school buses, most had at least two of em and can be had for next to nothing since no one needs bus parts...