USA Zed's - converting LHD to RHD....
Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:19 AM
Posted here on the site a couple of times...still looking to buy a zed. Value v's condition is still a big concern for me. Been some great cars available lately, but price in some cases has been higher than I would anticipate. Either that or condition and mod's (interior/engine) making the cars price unsuitable for me. This being the case, my eyes have wandered to more distant places. With Oz $dollar being as is it is, cars in the states have been looking better to me. Even with delivery (been quoted $1200 from LA), some of these cars are offering excellent value. Particularly, low-rust california cars.
Converting to RHD drive? Worth it? Too hard?
Been trying to think of the pitfalls...
Firewall - will it allow for conversion? Are the holes there already?
Brakebooster? Battery? Dash? Wiring looms? Accelerator? Clutch? There is a bit to move around/replace....just wondering if anyone has bothered before? Opinions? Stick with local purchase perhaps?
Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:44 AM
Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:18 PM
After some further thought I am thinking that getting a 240z from the USA is a bad idea. Forgive me for stupid post...the moment has passed ; ) Even if I can pickup something with everything I want at a great price for US, conversion will be a pain. Will continue to wait for the right Oz vehicle methinks...
Recently seen some 260z 2+2 pics that are making me think twice about 240z project anyway...
Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:32 PM
Posted 11 January 2010 - 12:48 PM
If you find a real clean 240 in the US, that's original as for a great price, might be worthwhile importing it and leaving it LHD. If I ever go there that's one thing I'll be on the hunt for...
Posted 11 January 2010 - 03:46 PM
Upgrading of some lighting [headlights to point in the correct direction ] ,seatbelts perhaps and on some cars indicators otherwise it can be kept as is.
Posted 11 January 2010 - 09:20 PM
Posted 12 January 2010 - 04:28 PM
Dimitri, I'm tipping your reffering to Georges car. Yep and you can still notice it's a non aussy car if youtake a walk around it. Reallyt cool to see a US spec'd 240 in person.
Yep Sulio, Not many people know of that or seen that car...I have some pics when he first brought it to Oz, it was in a sad state to say the least.... Some farm animal was sleeping on the roof and rust was in lots of places...the trick of importing a zed from the US is to bring one without the rust! Excuse the poor quality of the pics..back then I had a .36 Megapixel camera..
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