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New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
#1357416 Mon Apr 27 2020 12:50 PM
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Hi Just went through a bunch of parts I had bought from the filling station when I first bought the truck a year ago, and found a replacement knob for the wipers. My current one, is really beat up, like a previous owner had painted it, and removed the paint multiple times, and is rough and kind of nasty. SO, I go to put the new knob on, and it is very loose. Looking at the bottom, you can see that it's not an exact match for the original.
Before I start bending the the arms on the switch itself, any good ideas or tricks for making the new switch fit tight ?

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1954 Chevy 3100
Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1357424 Mon Apr 27 2020 01:57 PM
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Bubba
Keith, can you attached an image of the top side of both knobs?
Do you remember where you bought your new knob?

I had no problem using the knob from Classic Parts and from Jim Carter (and, Chevs of the 40s looks correct).

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Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1357434 Mon Apr 27 2020 03:31 PM
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I bought it from the Filling station last year. Here are picts of the top.

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Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1357435 Mon Apr 27 2020 03:31 PM
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can you post the picture of the underside on the one you received that works?


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Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1357436 Mon Apr 27 2020 03:53 PM
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Bubba
I'll guess that the new one is on the left (too thin a "divider"), resulting in "it is very loose".


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1357449 Mon Apr 27 2020 05:08 PM
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yes, that's what I am finding.


1954 Chevy 3100
Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1357456 Mon Apr 27 2020 05:50 PM
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'Bolter
I would think if you cut a small piece off of a business card and fold it over, the to thin part of the knob, push it on the switch you probably just solved the problem.


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Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1357557 Tue Apr 28 2020 12:00 PM
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'Bolter
Simple enough, I'll give that a try.


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Re: New Switch Knob for Wipers on 54 truck
Kevin13Shaw #1358086 Fri May 01 2020 02:30 PM
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It mostly worked. I think ill but a but of Playdoh, and try to fill in the hole a little bit


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