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Author Topic: Is a LHD to RHD conversion a practical proposition?  (Read 551 times)
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GerardJPC
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« on: 15 December, 2020, 01:49:41 PM »

Hello all.  Has anyone ever switched a Series 3 Appia from LHD to RHD?  Apart from sourcing a dashboard, what other issues might you face?

Even if this is do able, I am far from sure that I would do it, but I am curious as to the possibility.

Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: 15 December, 2020, 07:49:10 PM »

It is possible you would need a lot of parts, steering column and box, pedal assembly throttle linkage come to mind.
The purchase of a donor car would make sense. it's a lot of work may be better to buy righthand drive car. 

A man in Australia converted a lefthand drive convertible (vignale) to right hand drive using a right hand drive berlina as the donor car.
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« Reply #2 on: 15 December, 2020, 11:21:34 PM »


Gear change on the column.
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GerardJPC
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« Reply #3 on: 16 December, 2020, 06:12:53 AM »

Thanks all, probably too much hassle all round!

LHD is not too big a deal anyway, although I have actually overtaken a couple of dawdling modern cars in my Appia!

My previous LHD car was a Talbot Matra Murena 2.2 S, a car in which you wanted to overtake everybody, so I had to get used to sighting along the inside on long straight bits.   No doubt Integrale drivers are used to that.
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« Reply #4 on: 16 December, 2020, 07:27:26 AM »

Hi Gerard
I read your post with interest as I think we possibly have all the parts but it would be a lot of work but the idea of a donor car sounds a better one.
Jim
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« Reply #5 on: 16 December, 2020, 05:13:56 PM »

If you want an RHD I am opent to offers for mine.
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« Reply #6 on: 17 December, 2020, 11:09:18 AM »

Does it have a thread here?  I shall PM you.   When I was in Jersey two weeks ago someone left me a note about buying my LHD Appia.
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« Reply #7 on: 18 December, 2020, 05:04:07 PM »

No thread pm me with your email

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