78 Camaro

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 10:25 am
simso wrote:Yep, converted, pretty big job to get done actually

My other chev is a factory right hand drive.

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I never understood the want to convert too right hand drive.
I have driven right hand side drive cars and been to country's that drive on the wrong side of the road. even their most all new cars sold in those country's are left side drivers.

To do that conversion would be a very big deal though, did you find a reversed Camero dash board for it? I would think that would be one of the hardest parts to find?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2021 6:10 pm
Legal requirement, when vehicle is new to 15yrs of age it must be right hsnd drive

Yes dash was very difficukt, we chopped original one up and laid it back down amd fibreglassed the joins then reskinned it, some people have made dashes out of australian rhd vehicle donor cars



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:03 am
Got any pics of it like to see the work

Like you said this was not an easy mod to make\.
The dash is primarily cosmetic problem the steering and brake pedals are also all custom I am sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 6:57 pm
Nope, steering and brake pedals are all from the left, just relocated, same with emerg hand brake etc, most people un plug the wiring harness and remount it on the right hand side as well, typically the only non original part used is the power steering pump and drag link, these are typically locally sourced from a righ hand drive car of equivelant year, for us thats a hq holden or similiar

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:26 pm
Again love too see pics of work involved along the way thats a Major deal.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:24 am
I got two of these camaros.

This one is sitting down at the paint shop

Here is an interior shot showing the hangar for the steerign column has been relocated and the steering column re-attached

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:27 am
Opposite side

The firewall gets beeefed up with some thicker steel so the brake booster can pivot of it
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:33 am
Steering box from local vehicle (hq holden) is fitted to the right hand side frame rail, we put solid tubing into the frame for mounting bolts, the drag link is reversed and redrilled and the old mounting points on the left hand side are closed off, some people mount the heater box here, I find aircon unit gives a cleaner look to the firewall

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