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Paddy gti
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yeah i could bodge one but id prefer the genuine thing with the correct straight wiper arm as in that picture you can see the kink in that ford wiper arm whats point in putting a wiper straight up the middle and having a bent wiper arm


Like so with the chunky straight wiper arm

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee454/Superdream84/Mobile%20Uploads/19E7A61B-B873-45AB-8775-2579BEEDBA1E_zpsthpyqpzb.jpg

http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee454/Superdream84/Mobile%20Uploads/2CEB3C16-8466-4819-8294-52C4B985507B_zps04hshrvs.jpg
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This cover should make a home made conversion look less of a bodge. http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/performance/wiper-accessories/storm-smooth-wiper-arm-cover

Not so much the cover that I'm bothered about if I just put one wiper in middle on standard setup it will only wipe about 90 degrees of screen I want proper conversion so I get the extended links and it wipes the full screen

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It's is illegal for wipers to park in vertical position and it's an MOT test fail.

 

Nothing can obstruct the drivers view.

 

If window stickers, chips and cracked screens are a reason to fail an MOT test, then why would a 50cm long object thats at least 2-3cm thick & parked vertically in the centre of the screen be acceptable.

 

The wipers must park in the correct position.

 

I believe there's also a concern in regard to injury should a pedestrian be thrown onto the windscreen during impact.

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It's is illegal for wipers to park in vertical position and it's an MOT test fail.

Nothing can obstruct the drivers view.

If window stickers, chips and cracked screens are a reason to fail an MOT test, then why would a 50cm long object thats at least 2-3cm thick & parked vertically in the centre of the screen be acceptable.

The wipers must park in the correct position.

I believe there's also a concern in regard to injury should a pedestrian be thrown onto the windscreen during impact.

Escort is being garaged only going to come out 4-5 times a year for shows il unbolt the arm and set it to one side for the mot just want it upright for shows

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Escort is being garaged only going to come out 4-5 times a year for shows il unbolt the arm and set it to one side for the mot just want it upright for shows

If you want one fitted, that's your choice, no need to justify; like yourself, I think they look good and even if everyone had them fitted on the modding scene, it's still kinda different.

 

I initially replied as it appears they're not available to purchase anymore, thus maybe being illegally to park vertical being why.

 

During MOT test, all wipers must park automatically if such a feature fitted as standard and if so, wipers can't park vertically on the screen.

 

I don see why a single wiper can't be fitted, meet current MOT test legislation, thus park off screen but when at shows, just turn ignition off when wiper in middle of screen.

 

It can only be an issue with the Police if a car is driven with wiper parked in a vertical position.

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If you want one fitted, that's your choice, no need to justify; like yourself, I think they look good and even if everyone had them fitted on the modding scene, it's still kinda different.

 

I initially replied as it appears they're not available to purchase anymore, thus maybe being illegally to park vertical being why.

 

During MOT test, all wipers must park automatically if such a feature fitted as standard and if so, wipers can't park vertically on the screen.

 

I don see why a single wiper can't be fitted, meet current MOT test legislation, thus park off screen but when at shows, just turn ignition off when wiper in middle of screen.

 

It can only be an issue with the Police if a car is driven with wiper parked in a vertical position.

 

One will pop up eventualy

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Single wipers reek of poorly modified saxos from the 90s...

 

and theyre useless at actually wiping the water off the screen. Ur left with the corner of the screen (right in front of your face) still covered in water

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