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1955-56 Chevy Car Units


1955-56 Chevy Car Units


Pacific Western Design’s Raingear windshield wiper system for the 1955-56 Chevrolet passenger cars is a rugged, time tested lever and link type system specifically designed to replace the sloppy spool & cable system.  The powerful 12 volt, motor mounts under the dash allowing for a clean firewall.  Standard is a two speed switch.  An optional variable speed delay switch is also available.  This replacement unit is an easily installed series of assembled components designed to work with your original arms and blades.


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 Chevy's 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 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.