RHD TO LHD conversion

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RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby claudiu_rem » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:17 pm

Hi guys! I am new to the forum. I have just purchased a V6 turbo alpine, 1989 registered from the UK. I would like to switch from rhd to lhd. Has anyone did this? I found a dashboard and steering rack in Italy, but he is asking 5000 euro for it, and i think it's very exagerated. I know that the Alpine has front mechanics from the Renault 25, but i don't know if the steering rack is the same as in the 25. Any breakers that have reasonable prices? Thank you
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby stephendell » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:20 pm

Clee can help with the all important inner front bulkhead and general guidance having just done this.

Think it will be cheaper for you to buy another car though...
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby clee » Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:36 pm

It's quite involved but doable.
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I have a LHD bulkhead panel but you can't just chop that in.I made panels as required using the new bulkhead as a template/mould.
You will need steering rack,gear linkage and stick,pedalbox,fueltank,wiper linkage ++ bits I forget and a lot of time to do it ;)
SimonAuto in Germany should be able to supply most parts you will need .
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby clee » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:09 pm

+ steering uj is also lhd specific
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby claudiu_rem » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:02 pm

Thank you for the fast reply. I will try to find another car for parts. If not, i will let it rhd. Does the steering rack fits from a Renault 25?
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby clee » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:12 pm

claudiu_rem wrote:Thank you for the fast reply. I will try to find another car for parts. If not, i will let it rhd. Does the steering rack fits from a Renault 25?


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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby BIG_MVS » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:32 am

The blue one from ebay?

May I suggest you start by fixing the engine before converting it to LHD? Bargain by the way, well bought.

Shame that another one will leave the UK. :(
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby purches graeme » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:22 pm

My understanding is that the steering rack is from the Fuego, not R25. Hope that helps.
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby Georgi Galabov » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:41 pm

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BIG_MVS wrote:The blue one from ebay?

May I suggest you start by fixing the engine before converting it to LHD? Bargain by the way, well bought.

Shame that another one will leave the UK. :(

This one left the country three weeks ago, but went to Bulgaria for full restoration, the steering wheel will not be changed.
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby BIG_MVS » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:48 pm

Wow Towbar!!!!

What's the UK Reg if you don't mind telling us Georgi so we can update the register?
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby Georgi Galabov » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:58 pm

BIG_MVS wrote:Wow Towbar!!!!

What's the UK Reg if you don't mind telling us Georgi so we can update the register?
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby BIG_MVS » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:06 pm

1994 A610 - Montana Red
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby Georgi Galabov » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:09 pm


that's right, but when it's finished and ready for a new life I'll get her back here to drive it and enjoy it! If someone gave some info about her, I would be very grateful!
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby BIG_MVS » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:29 pm

Paul Godfrey had it last I think was Martin Guard's prior to that.

No it's good news it's getting restored and used.

Tell us more about the rest of your collection?
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Re: RHD TO LHD conversion

Postby stephendell » Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:41 am

Eastern European restorers way to go for much cheapness while we are still in the Eu. As recommended by Mr Brewer for his e type. Make sure you bring it back before Brexit to avoid customs!
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