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Correct colour and style wiper blades for my 1969 1750 Spider

I have three sets of blades and none of them work with 13" wiper blades. The black blades were on my car when I purchased it. I no longer have the blades that were on the car, so am not certain what sized blades where mounted.

I found an older post that mentioned an over all length of 13 1/4". This is the last thing that I need for my car.

In the mean time, I will use some 12" blades, just in case I hit a rain storm or blizzard.
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Just so we are on the right page....you are showing wiper "arms" and asking about wiper "blades". I have a 67 that is original and I can measure for you. Not saying that they are the same as 69. As you are aware of the multitude of differences in the two years. If I can be of help in any way
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Just so we are on the right page....you are showing wiper "arms" and asking about wiper "blades". I have a 67 that is original and I can measure for you. Not saying that they are the same as 69. As you are aware of the multitude of differences in the two years. If I can be of help in any way
Cheers, Jon
Thank you for the prompt reply. As far as I know, there are different part numbers for the wiper arms between the 1600 and 1750. I seriously doubt the average person, including me, could tell the difference.

I would appreciate any information and documentation that you could provide.

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Brian,
My parts book doesn't list wiper arms.
There is no part number or manufacture stamp on anything
My wiper blade is just short of 13", about 12 7/8"
The wiper arm is as shown against tape.
Hope some of this helps.
If you are going to use the repro wiper blades...great for show, but carry RainX
Cheers, Jon
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The difference might be the ends of the arms. I polled a pair of flat ended arms from a '66 and these hook end arms from a'69 1750. The arms on my '67 are the hooked arms, and the blades are 13 1/2. Now to make things clear as mud, I have one wiper blade holder from the '66 (flat end arms) and it's 15 1/2 inches long. I'm willing to sell the chrome hooked ended arms, but it looks like you have a pair.
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The difference might be the ends of the arms. I polled a pair of flat ended arms from a '66 and these hook end arms from a'69 1750. The arms on my '67 are the hooked arms, and the blades are 13 1/2. Now to make things clear as mud, I have one wiper blade holder from the '66 (flat end arms) and it's 15 1/2 inches long. I'm willing to sell the chrome hooked ended arms, but it looks like you have a pair.
Thanks, Tom. 15 1/2" will be too long and I won't be able to put 13" blades on them. I mounted a set of anti lift blades on the flat end pair of arms that I have. The fit and get stuck on the windshield gasket. So, the arms are too long. I might be able to get by with 12" blades.

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Brian,
My parts book doesn't list wiper arms.
There is no part number or manufacture stamp on anything
My wiper blade is just short of 13", about 12 7/8"
The wiper arm is as shown against tape.
Hope some of this helps.
If you are going to use the repro wiper blades...great for show, but carry RainX
Cheers, Jon
Thanks, Jon. That looks to be the right length arm. None of the arms I have display any sort of part number or name of manufacturer.

As for the blades, I found a ton of vintage Anco blades. I'll take your advice on the RainX blades.

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