Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

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Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Surge23 » Sat Jan 15, 2011 11:06 am

Thanks bro
My bud says the LHD pedal cluster is different, because he had to orderone for his LHD cabrio.

Not sure of the price of the steering rack, but I will go check up at VW Mooi street next week

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by maranou » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:13 am

On the clutch cable,just use the newer velo clutch cable that's mutch shorter than a normal mk1 so wil work,and the pedal box should be the same and the booster braket then bolts just directly too the brake pedal with 2 bolts,just cut the not needed bits of,the wiring all run from the fuse box so all the wires wil now be too long , the steering rack should also be the same,u just need the lhd steering rack,and to drill a [email protected] load of holes in the firewall.

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Dj lost » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:21 pm

Surge23 wrote:My bud hooked me up with a LHD pedal cluster.

The following will be needed.

LHD steering rack
LHD brake booster
LHD steering column
new clutch cable
wiring might be an issue

apparently there is a guy who specialises in this conversions and I believe a MK1 is easy to do this on

and now for the good news,all these parts can be ordered from VW SA at around double the price of RHD parts, the clutch cable cost about R 300.

Price on a rack?

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Surge23 » Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:48 pm

My bud hooked me up with a LHD pedal cluster.

The following will be needed.

LHD steering rack
LHD brake booster
LHD steering column
new clutch cable
wiring might be an issue

apparently there is a guy who specialises in this conversions and I believe a MK1 is easy to do this on

and now for the good news,all these parts can be ordered from VW SA at around double the price of RHD parts, the clutch cable cost about R 300.

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Dj lost » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:16 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:And if I follow what you are saying correctly then that will also very neatly reverse the direction the wheels turn. So when you twirl the wheel to the right the car will turn left. THAT Should take a bit of getting used to.

I had this thaught...would need a bit of modifying....hmm. Easyer to import.

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by infiltrator » Fri Jan 14, 2011 1:12 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:And if I follow what you are saying correctly then that will also very neatly reverse the direction the wheels turn. So when you twirl the wheel to the right the car will turn left.


+1

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by panic-mechanic » Fri Jan 14, 2011 10:10 am

And if I follow what you are saying correctly then that will also very neatly reverse the direction the wheels turn. So when you twirl the wheel to the right the car will turn left. THAT Should take a bit of getting used to.

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Dj lost » Fri Jan 14, 2011 9:08 am

Looks like mabye this rhd rack could also work. From just briefly looking as one of my spares, you cut all the gear linkage bracket off, flip rack around and we'll em back on. Then just a bit of a mod with the one mount to round the square side and square the round saide so the mount will fit correctly and wala...

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Dj lost » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:18 pm

BlueBlob wrote:
panic-mechanic wrote:The MAIN thing you need is the rack. The rest I suppose you can adapt.


Yep, that's the main thing.

There are going to be loads of little fiddly things though, like a shorter clutch cable for one. That you'll also have to import, or get made.

Cool. So I might do it one day. Little bit of fabrication but this is simple. Jusyt a rack....

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by BlueBlob » Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:07 pm

panic-mechanic wrote:The MAIN thing you need is the rack. The rest I suppose you can adapt.


Yep, that's the main thing.

There are going to be loads of little fiddly things though, like a shorter clutch cable for one. That you'll also have to import, or get made.

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by panic-mechanic » Thu Jan 13, 2011 3:17 pm

The MAIN thing you need is the rack. The rest I suppose you can adapt.

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Dj lost » Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:57 pm

This is something I've been thinking bout for my racecar. What would be needed?

Steering rack, and?

I know I'd need to mount the steering column and pedal box. But what else? Just the rack?

I don't care for a dash etc. For racecar...

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Surge23 » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:49 am

I have the late westy front, just need the fenders now...

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Abnormal » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:39 am

No 4 lanes + left hand drive citi!

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Mojo » Thu Jan 13, 2011 7:10 am

:hijack:

WOAH

5 lanes :twisted:

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by araf69 » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:32 pm

It depends which westy front you got, early fender are same, late fender are different to accommodate indicators

Early westy - small tails pre 80 (same as european pre 80)
Late westy - large talis post 80 (longer than europrean post 80)

Read on vortex, hella was selling the late westy tails brand new (NOS)

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Abnormal » Wed Jan 12, 2011 1:15 pm

Spotted on beyers yesterday morning

Looked like it had a velocity dash lhd (edit to add it looked like a new spec dash)

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Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Neuk » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:52 pm

Surge23 wrote:Sorry Nic,I forgot to mention,I have American rabbit fenders, grille lights which I bought off Vortex....

So LHD conversion makes sense to me...

Westys Rule!


And the rear Rabbit lights? Completely diffferent from MkI Golf lights...

And Sinbad may be right...

Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Sinbad » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:39 pm

Lhd cars are illegal in SA unless they're already registered and all sorts of other rules. You'll never get it road legal.

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Surge23 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:17 pm

Sorry Nic,I forgot to mention,I have American rabbit fenders, grille lights which I bought off Vortex....

So LHD conversion makes sense to me...

Westys Rule!

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Jetta2 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:04 pm

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EL SALVADOR LHD
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LAOS LHD
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TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS RHD
TUVALU LHD
UGANDA RHD
UKRAINE LHD
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES LHD
URUGUAY LHD
UZBEKISTAN LHD
VANUATU LHD
VENEZUELA LHD
VIETNAM LHD
VIRGIN ISLANDS RHD
WALLIS & FUTUNA LHD
YEMEN LHD
ZAIRE LHD
ZAMBIA RHD
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Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by infiltrator » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:13 pm

Neuk wrote:And what, may I ask, makes a LHD car, American spec?


was waiting for that bit....

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by Neuk » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:07 pm

And what, may I ask, makes a LHD car, American spec?

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by tamper_man » Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:59 pm

VDUB GP wrote:LHD rules!
Until you get to access-controlled parking in the rain :evil:

Re: Conversion from Right hand drive to Left hand drive

Post by VDUB GP » Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:27 pm

LHD rules!
But then I am a little biased...... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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