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    Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Hi guys , i'm new to the forum and have just got myself a LHD Mk1 project car - originally from Portugal .

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    I've already got myself a RHD wiper motor assy , and have made the new holes in the right place on the scuttle panel . I've spent the day sorting that out & even managed to get hold of the matching RHD wiper grill panel.

    I'm struggling to find a RHD steering column - even just the outer would do , as i believe the inner columns are the same (?)
    and also this little bracket in the pictures below

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    It's normally spot welded behind the dash under the heater bowl panel . It supports the steering column brace that runs behind the clocks (2x bolt holes) and bolts to the lower edge of the dash . It also secures the windscreen wiper motor (1x green clip nut) . The pics are of my LHD one that i've just un-picked from my shell - i'd imaging the RHD version is the same but symmetrically opposite .

    Can anyone help ?

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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Try Darren at Escort Tec, they cut up shells that are too far gone to save.

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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    There's a column on eBay at the moment but can't you just cut the bracket off,turn it and reweld it on?

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    Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Thanks dave , got a link for the column ?

    I can't just cut the brackets off and turn them around - they'd be facing the wrong way . I've tried 😕


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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    401381477369
    Here is the item number

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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Thanks Dave , i hadnt spotted that one.

    Question - this is a 'short' column , intended to go with a 'long' stem steering rack (as fitted to the mexico / twin cam / bda)
    I have a 'long' (LHD) column , and a 'short' stem steering rack - it's a brand new Mk2 quick rack (i understand the only difference between Mk1 & Mk2 is the track rod end threads ??)

    So , are the outer columns the same for both the 'short' & 'long' type ? can i use my 'long' shaft in the ebay column assy to mate with my Mk2 Quick rack ?

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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Hi.
    Don't know the answers I'm afraid. What I can tell you though is I've got mine on a bench and my outer column measures 648mm and shaft is 1003mm.
    Could ask seller the length of his!
    Ooh er...
    Sounds rude.
    Cheers Dave

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    Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Thanks dave , I'm slightly reluctant to ask the seller the length of his shaft - but hey , what's the worst that can happen ? Lol

    Thanks again


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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    I'm looking at the bracket on mine and can't for the life of me see why I couldn't cut it off and twist it a few degrees the other way to make it rhd

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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Just looked at it from a different angle and I can now see why it won't work

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    Re: Converting a LHD to RHD - Need some parts but cant find them :-(

    Quote Originally Posted by uklee View Post
    Thanks dave , I'm slightly reluctant to ask the seller the length of his shaft - but hey , what's the worst that can happen ? Lol

    Thanks again


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