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Old 01-06-2006, 05:59 AM
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hello again. can any1 here help me, I want to know who to change the firewall from left hand drive to Right.

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What kind of car ??

If you are talking 1932 Ford ( My favorite car ) .......it would be simple.....they just bolt in and bolt out..
But I know you are not.....as they have the cutouts in them for both right hand and left hand drive....( see photo )




This is a borderline question....a body forum question almost.......but since it involves the steering...I am going to leave it here....for a while and see how much response it gets.

If it just slides off the page, I will move it.....

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Yep, what kind of car? Most early cars up into the fifties have previsions on both sides. My 48-53 Chevy pickup has a "hump" on the right side that matches the left where you would cut it out.

Funny you should ask this, back in the seventies I worked at a full on restoration shop (specialized in model 40s 1933-34 Ford) and we came very close to getting a contract to convert Mustangs from left to right drive for sale in Australia.

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Brian, "go for it"....his first intro post says he is just starting on a 65' Mustang.

only took me one minute to get a headache just thinkin' it thru with the stock USA steering parts

mickbirk,
be aware that the USA 65' Mustang is the same as/based on the Falcon chassis/steering =find a donor RH drive 60's Aussie Falcon for parts??

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hello again. can any1 here help me, I want to know who to change the firewall from left hand drive to Right.
For the steering work I think moving the steering box would be the hardest part. You would have to swap the steering box and idler arm to different sides of the frame.

Many Saginaw steering boxes are made in configurations to bolt onto either the inside or outside of the frame. Of course I'm sure you could also just find some "wrong" side drive parts to swap in.

Why would you want to do it? Isn't it cool to have something different?
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