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Old 04-19-2006, 08:44   #1 (permalink)
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LHD to RHD conversion

Hi there, this is more for Australian Mustang owners. I am wondering about what is involved in a do-it-yourself LHD/RHD conversion for a mustang. I know I can get it done through a shop but I am thinking of tackling it myself. Does anyone know what is needed to be done and how to do it etc, or better still have any plans showing what is done. Any info would be appreciated.

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Re: LHD to RHD conversion

Well,
first of all, you need to specify the year of stang you wish to convert.
Second, this is NOT a job for the DIY handyman. There is a damm lot of work, sectioning the firewall, building a new pedal box, making brackets for accelerator cables etc, and if its a manual!!!!....weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, then add brake lines, hand brake cables etc

Third, is the Engineers certificate. Pain in the arse if you aren't qualified, or doing them all the time...and if you goto an engineer who isn't familiar with stang conversions.

I am a panel beater, and am HEAVILY involved in mustangs. I stick to what i know best, and thats structural repairs/restoration. I leave the conversions to the guys that know how! They have all offered to teach me, lord knows there is plenty of work available in this area), but i decline because i have enough on with out a job that requires such a LARGE increase in my knowledge base.

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Old 04-20-2006, 07:56   #3 (permalink)
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Re: LHD to RHD conversion

Hmmmm. thats all I needed to know. Cheers Jas. I havent got a mustang yet. Just doing alot of research before I buy, while increasing the funds. Sounds like, if I do end up getting a car, that I'll keep it LHD. I would rather spend money on other bits and pieces, than cutting up a classic. Cheers for your input Jas.

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Re: LHD to RHD conversion

hi eb danno i have done quite a few mustang conversions ,models 64to 70
the amount of work to be done is major surgery,and if your engineering dept,in nsw are as strict as they are in melb .let the fun begin
honestly if you decide to do it when the time comes let me know and i can guide you through it ,
it looks harder than what it is ,,,,,,or you can pay roughly 5 grand drive in drive out fully certified with engineering reports that will allow you to register her in any state in australia .............cheers glenn
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Old 06-15-2006, 05:59   #5 (permalink)
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Unless its a late model car leave it left hand drive. The laws here in Australia in relation to left hand drive cars hark back to WW2 and where put in place to prevent cheap surplus cars/trucks messing the economy. They have nothing to do with safety. Leave the car LHD.

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Re: LHD to RHD conversion

And those laws always seem to be changing - for instance - you can now legally drive your LHD drive car here in WA, without the need for "LHD Stickers" or an annual inspection anymore. i'd suggest you have a perve through the newly formed "National Code of Practice" regs, as these are the most current guidelines:

http://www.dotars.gov.au/transport/s.../vsb_ncop.aspx
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