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Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« on: April 22, 2008, 01:13:18 PM »
Has anybody ever worked with windshield wiper motors before? I acquired two identical ones for my project but can't seem to find the right hubs for them ???. I'm looking for something thats DD, and in a little less that half an inch wide (I measured the shafts). Does anyone out there know how I might find something like that. I've browsed Google all over. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2008, 07:46:50 PM »
when / if  you find hubs please post em up. Thats one of the reasons I didn't buy windshield wiper motors. Now if  you have a CNC machine and can make custom hubs ............

Also , where did you buy the motors from.
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Re: Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2008, 08:48:34 PM »
these are a little more than half an inch
http://www.servocity.com/html/clamping_tube_hub.html
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Re: Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2008, 11:09:11 AM »
I bought them both for $20.00 all together from a local auto junk dealer. I do know that some battle bot builders use them...but I wonder how they get the hubs/or how they make them.

Airman, I have a friend whose father has tons of tools for construction...I'll have to ask if he has a CNC machine.

ed1380, those hubs just might work...if they're still not too big (5/8").

I've also emailed AndyMark Inc. to see if they can custom design the hubs I need. I have yet to hear from them though...
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Re: Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2008, 11:01:40 PM »
Okay, I have a plan!

The ends of the windshield wiper motors are DD 1/2" x 1/4". What I do is I take a really thick or strong piece of metal in flat stock form, such as steel or thick aluminum. I take a 1/4" drillbit and carefully drill two holes directly next to each other. I file away the sharp edges and the result is a DD bore the right size I need it! I drill a couple holes of the ends of the flat stock steel or aluminum, and I've got a hub I can mount to my wheels!

What do you guys think?
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Re: Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2008, 05:53:11 AM »
make sure that its perfectly perpendicular to the metal
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Re: Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2008, 10:44:26 AM »
Of course! ;D That's why I have a drill press. 8)
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Re: Need to find right hubs for windshield wiper motors!
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2008, 04:51:29 PM »
Hubs are really easy to make - you dont need a CNC!

A bandsaw, mill, and/or drill press combination can do it.

 


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