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datsun 510 lhd to rhd conversion help

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Hi , I've just bought my first datsun a 510 2 door sedan from America , it's going to take a few weeks to arrive in the UK but I want to convert it from lhd to rhd , I have already found a rhd dash with clocks from a sss but what else would I need , sorry I'm new to doing up cars so apologize for any stupid questions

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Well.. your going to need a new steering gear, pedals, complete dash, likely steering links, a welder, you'll need some new brakes lines. I'm probably forgetting a few things.

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Steering box, idler arm, steering center link, steering column with interior covers, ignition switch, pedal box, dash frame, dash, (don't know if existing wiring harness can be used with some wiring extensions or not). Cut new holes for the master cylinders and steering column, welder to transfer necessary hardware welded on the firewall and to patch old holes, possibly more I can't think of.

 

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Any good places where I might get those parts

 

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Hi , I've just bought my first datsun a 510 2 door sedan from America , it's going to take a few weeks to arrive in the UK but I want to convert it from lhd to rhd , I have already found a rhd dash with clocks from a sss but what else would I need , sorry I'm new to doing up cars so apologize for any stupid questions

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Thanks snappingturtle

 

Are LHDs illegal there? Keep it LHD.

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Are LHDs illegal there? Keep it LHD.

 

If it's anything like Australian rules, either convert or bear a visible marker denoting LHD, depends on the age of the vehicle.  Newer cars - convert.  Collectable cars - place the required warning device and take your chances that someone surprised at a vehicle with a front seat passenger and no driver will be so surprised that he/she will wind up in your trunk.

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LHDs can't be illegal given the chunnel and all the mainland European visitors.  Now for a full time resident, I don't know!

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Yeah given all the LHD cars coming over on the ferry or tunnel to the UK, I'd be surprised if he couldn't just keep it LHD.

 

For RHD parts, I think you'll be finding those in Australia. www.ozdat.com should be able to net you those parts, but most steering boxes are flogged these days, so be aware.

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