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benherron
05-12-2009, 02:17 PM
Pantograph Arm

Anyone got one spare or know where to purchase a new arm / linkage assembly?
Cheers Ben

Alzax3
06-12-2009, 11:31 AM
I think you'll find Jim of Nena fame (jim73vw) sourced new parts for his car, there's almost certainly a thread on it somewhere too..... :)

benherron
06-12-2009, 12:52 PM
Yeh I had read that one but from the website that jim got them off you're looking at roughly 200 for the lot?!? I admit it does look very tidy but I'm looking for a cheaper option for the moment. I may have to get myself down the coach depo and see if they have any going.

benherron
06-12-2009, 02:04 PM
There's 2 lots of pantographs on ebay adm (thanks to fastjetphil for pointing them out) they're 24 inches long.......is that too short?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180440096490&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT#ht_500wt_1182

bushboy
06-12-2009, 09:50 PM
ben,
i don't want to bost but mine is 26 inches long!!!
the blade is a 21 inch job.
short rep.y as i am doing thhs on the wii.
bushboy

jimcub
06-12-2009, 11:27 PM
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short rep.y as i am doing thhs on the wii.
bushboy

surfing in more ways than one

CyCo
07-12-2009, 05:40 AM
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short rep.y as i am doing thhs on the wii.
bushboy

surfing in more ways than one

Nah, his bladder has gone with the stress of a 16 year long rebuild.

:tongue:

Peter
07-12-2009, 04:14 PM
Check out the Toyota Yaris unit.

letterman7
07-12-2009, 06:55 PM
And if all else fails, let me know. I think I still have a handful of OEM Sterling arms laying about. No blades, though... you'll have to improvise there!

benherron
07-12-2009, 10:05 PM
That's good to know, cheers letterman7.

Slightly off the pantograph wanted thread (move it if so)
I may try and find a v.cheap a merc single sweep wiper as per below, the thought came to me while in my gaffer's merc. If i can find it for cheaps I may experiment to see if it will fit / give a good sweep.
Anyone see any issues other than sweep (which ill have to find out), will electrics be an issue? does it need a special ecu thingy or will i be able to just wire it up?

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/benherron/MercedesBenz-Gearunitcoverforwindsc.jpg

bushboy
07-12-2009, 11:08 PM
I have one sitting in the shed. Had the same Idea a few years ago.

Issues. size of mounting hole. Position of motor, you will need to cut a hole in the glass as well. I started to pull it apart to see how it works and couldn't get it back together again.

But others have triumphed where others have failed. Pentagraph is the easier route.

bushboy

benherron
07-12-2009, 11:17 PM
rats.....
i knew the mounting hole might have to be rather large but why a hole in the glass? is that due to it/the blade not being long enough?

bushboy
08-12-2009, 08:26 PM
The curvature at the bottom of the screen and from memory the Merc screen was shaped at the bottom to go around the mounting.

bushboy

rabs
12-01-2010, 02:15 PM
I have an old one .... if you're still looking

Rabs

jim73vw
09-03-2010, 10:57 AM
Just reading the thread, and yes you are right I did source a new set up.

Letterman kindly sent me over an original arm, but the spindle cam/toothed connector only suited older motors. I found the newer motors at thetoolboxshop.com to be stronger and have a better sweep.

I tried old parts from various sources, and eventually realised the new route was more reliable !

I have a 2 speed auto park solution which works in even driving rain and needed no modification to the car.

May be quicker in the long run !

Peter
09-03-2010, 01:01 PM
I have a Merc 190E 2.3-16v and looked at the idea too but angles all wrong.