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My last Z had good rubber on the wipers so never paid much attention to them, this new car that I'm just about to put on the road doesn't even have old blades to go by, are there ready made blades that will fit these arms or do I have to go to a Z specific store?

Oh, and how long should they be?

Thanks, Chris

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Chris,

The early style blade frames with the twin parallel bars are usually available on eBay if you want to pay the price.  I think generic frames will fit the OE wiper arm - your local auto supply can probably confirm.  The length of both blades is 18".

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@grannyknot

May not need to be said, but---- that is for 1 blade not a pair.

The part number is good---I've bought several from Courtesy in the last 6 months.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Genuine-Datsun-Wiper-Blade-Set-240Z-260Z-280Z-1970-1976-NEW-/232342420358?hash=item3618affb86:m:m5yZRsTfaOA4JHMI4hLNfbQ&vxp=mtr

The-z-connexion on E-bay is a solid source if you chose that route.

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That sucks eggs!  :tapemouth:

Whatever happened with this "Nissan commitment" to the early cars and the parts we need that we'd heard was true??

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Banzai used to have them.....not sure if they still do.

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Just looked last night--they're gone there too!

Mike used to have those offered as his "loss leader" and sold them at cost as a customer appreciation item.

Now it seems the only "appreciation" will be the cost of them as the current supply dries up!  :angry:

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Damn, I thought about ordering 3 sets from Banzai because the price was so good but only ended up ordering 1, but there is a huge variety of just the rubber blades, there has to be one design that will fit or made to be fit.

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Yes, even Banzai no longer has them. It's important to remember that Nissan doesn't discontinue an item out of meanness. If an item doesn't sell - those are too expensive, I can get a set of blades from Advanced Auto Parts for half of what Nissan charges - then why should Nissan reorder 10,000 from their supplier? Pure supply and demand.

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The refills are also NLA. I bought the last set from Nissan 2 weeks ago. The container was very dirty and it came from the Master Depot which always means that it is the last of a breed. However, Grannyknot may be right. There may be a refill - does the aftermarket still offer refills? that will work and fit. Be careful as an ill fitting refill could end up scratching windshield!! OUCH! 

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