1955-1956 CHEVY RAINGEAR WIPER UNIT - 2 speed
- Item #: WP0036
- Condition: New
New. Replace your old cable system with an all new mechanical "Raingear" Hidden Wiper Unit. Solid arms and two speed electric motor. Use your original arms and blades. All mounts under the dash. for Passenger Cars Only.
The RainGear system will fit all 1955 and 1956 Chevrolet cars with the following known exceptions:
- Air-Tique air conditioning system in a '55 Chevy only. The 4-outlet defroster duct included in their '55 kit will not clear the RainGear unit. The easiest solution is to use Air-Tique's standard 2-outlet defroster duct for '56/57 Chevys in order to provide the necessary clearance for your RainGear unit. Call us if you need more information on this modification.
- Cross-mount master cylinders (under the dash) will not fit with our RainGear system installed.
The 1955 and 1956 cars have two 3/8" diameter rods suspended from firewall fittings which support the steering column where the column attaches to the dashboard. The left rod is removed (and not reused) during installation.
The kit comes complete less assembly lube, arms and blades, escutcheons and model-specific knobs for the switch. All those stock pieces will fit on our system. Escutcheons are the exterior trim bezels which cover the pivot posts in the cowl and are available separately, see below.
Please note that the RainGear unit cannot be controlled by any General Motors column-mounted wiper switches. You must use the included switch. This is due to the fact that GM switches control the wiper motor via the ground wire and our systems must be controlled by switching the positive wire.
Wiring diagrams and installation instructions are available, just email us for them at 509-745-9567.
This is the most reliable Wiper System For Your Classic.
Replaces Unreliable Cables With Steel Arms.
Will Clear Vintage Air Conditioning Systems.
This Chevy Raingear wiper kit completely replaces your original wiper system with all new state-of-the-art components. The old wiper transmissions are replaced with new splined shafts and steel actuating arms for positive operation. The new wiper motor mounts completely under the dash, hidden from view outside or inside. A special trim plate is provided (we also sell a polished Stainless Steel one as well) to cover the hole in the firewall where the original motor and center drive was attached. New wiring and a 2-speed (off, low, high) switch also come with the kit. You may even adapt your original wiper knob to the new electric switch for a finished, original look. If you've ever been caught in a heavy rainstorm with non-functioning or poorly functioning wipers, then you will agree that our Chevy Raingear wiper kit is a must have on any driven classic!