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Left Hand Drive conversion

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front subframe, steering column, steering box and all steering links (idler, control rod, etc) dash, binnacle, pedal box w/LHD booster, brake lines brake master brake booster, clutch fluid reservoir w/lines, clutch master clutch fluid line, etc etc... Best to get a complete car as a donor, good luck on the affordability factor  


why list 'em...they're all projects anyways!

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I have done both LHD to RHD and RHD to LHD.... stupidly I discarded my LHD spares after the first conversion and had to source again for the second (unexpected) conversion.


I think @dp lists the parts quite completely, be aware that LHD tii brake boosters are quite expensive.. .. to do it well you'll need a wiring loom, at least the dash section...otherwise you'll need to extend ~20 wires that go to the cluster. The exhaust downpipes are also different to clear the RHD steering box.


90% of the job is bolt-on changes, but there are bulkhead holes that need to be cut (Pedal box and steering column) and the RHD holes will need to be closed. Also, be aware that the dash metal 'shelf' (the bit the plastic dash sits upon) is different LHD-RHD and will need to transplanted from a donor (cut out & weld-back).  if no donor available, you could cut new apertures for heater controls and cluster etc from a template.  The other small thing is the throttle pedal pivot which is welded to the floor (you can buy the pivot from specialists, as most originals have corroded away).


A good source of parts is the german eBay Kleinanziegen .. unfortunately most sellers only ship in Germany... it might be best to make a friend in Germany who can collect the shopping and help with one consolidated shipment.


Might be easier to buy an LHD shell/non-runner/partial resto and build that up to tii spec.

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