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Old 10-10-2008, 01:50 PM
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Right hand drive ?

Maybe a silly question but on a stock '30 model A chassis, could I use a reverse Corvair box on the right side frame rail if I run the drag link to the drivers side hub ? I have no clearance on the drivers inside for the Vega box and don't want external steering box. I would just run the column and brakes on the right . Any ideas on this ? Thanks

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Henry Ford made some right hand drive Model A's so I would imagine it is possible but my question is

WHY ...
do you not have room for the Vega box on the left frame rail




There are tens of thousands of early Fords running around with Vega steering boxes
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Yes, tens of thousands with SBC's in them, mine has a 440 with the oil pump and filter hanging ( and a relocate kit doesn't fix the problem) right there in the spot where the Vega box needs to be to match the geometry of the drag link. I don't want to run a rack or external rail box- just preference. I'm under the impression that the drag link and tie rod need to be parallel with a Posies cross steer front end kit. So why not something different than the common standard left hand drive. Tried to line up the stock Model A column / box but it'd have to sit just behind the starter boss of the 727 trans. The steering wheel would be back about 1 1/2 feet from where it should be. This is a tudor sedan with filled rear side windows so there'd be no vision otherwise I may go for it. Looking at a postal Jeep for some help with parts for a conversion. I figured someone out there has done this along the way- I certainly couldn't be the first to conjure up this idea of hacking in a right hand drive.
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