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1947-54 1st series Chevrolet and GMC trucks

1947-54 1st series Chevrolet and GMC trucks

Pacific Western Design’s modern RainGear lever and link electric windshield wiper systems for 1947 to 1955 1st series Chevy/GMC pickups provide a direct mechanical link from the powerful 12 volt motor to the wipers, replacing the old tired motor and linkage.  The result is a much more dependable and positive system.

The modern RainGear Kit installs under the dash and is designed with simple, built-in, adjustments.  The new wiper pivot shaft installs in the original position and uses your original or reproduction escutcheons to maintain the stock look.  The RainGear kit includes a 2-speed Wiper/Washer switch or an optional 2-speed Wiper/Washer/Intermittent switch.

If you're looking for a modern, dependable wiper system for your 1947 to 1955 1st series Chevy or GMC pickup, this is it.


The RainGear system will fit all 1947 to 1954 Chevrolet and GMC trucks with the following exceptions:  

On 1954 trucks only, the stock defroster ducts will not clear our system.  When installing our system into a '54 either use the ducts from a '47-'53 truck or ducts from one of the aftermarket A/C system suppliers.  Original radios in the upper dash board mount location will not clear our system.  We have one report of an aftermarket radio interfering as well.  Cross-mount master cylinders likely won't fit with our RainGear system installed.

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.

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.