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    1. 02-16-2006 05:47 PM #36
      who siad anything bout using another vin? i said using parts other parts from another car

    2. 02-16-2006 05:49 PM #37
      why would you wanna do that? Have you ever driven a right hand driver in the states. it's suicide. You cant pass any cars or make left hand turn decisions cuz the moron in front is going to always block your needed angles of view. Good luck.

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      02-16-2006 05:50 PM #38
      Quote, originally posted by lorettathejetta »
      def not......your using the same vin there buckwheat

      buckwheat?!

      is this some farmer redneck name calling technique i don't understand?

      you're the one that wants to do this not me...

      do you even know where Germany is, no they drive on the right side like us... well like you americans, us canadians drive skidoos to work.


    4. 02-16-2006 05:53 PM #39
      ha i am german......and i know how they drive....i want my carto be different

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      02-16-2006 05:53 PM #40
      Quote, originally posted by lorettathejetta »
      ha i am german......and i know how they drive....i want my carto be different

      you already drive around with a turd on your head,what else do you want to be different?


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      02-16-2006 05:54 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by lorettathejetta »
      is there a conversion to do it?....or what all parts do i have to import from germany?.....

      dude just stop talking and go to Iraq already


    7. 02-16-2006 05:56 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by dirk_diggler »

      [QUOTE=lorettathejetta]
      is there a conversion to do it?....or what all parts do i have to import from germany?.....

      You sure are German


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      02-16-2006 05:57 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by dirk_diggler »
      dude just stop talking and go to Iraq already



    9. 02-16-2006 06:01 PM #44
      wait, you want to convert a 4-door jetta to a 2-door and then, convert it to a right hand drive, and its a 2.0 well, i wish you luck

    10. 02-16-2006 06:08 PM #45
      no its currently in the shop getting the vr6 swap and 2 door conversion

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      02-16-2006 06:12 PM #46
      what is going on in this thread
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      02-16-2006 06:16 PM #47
      his car is getting the 2 door + vr swap done. he wants a rhd conversion. Someone recommended buying a rear ended english car. he said he could do that and swap the parts. the idiots on here cant read, flamed him for vin mismatching. now were all screwed.

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      02-16-2006 06:18 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by yeayeayea »
      his car is getting the 2 door + vr swap done. he wants a rhd conversion. Someone recommended buying a rear ended english car. he said he could do that and swap the parts. the idiots on here cant read, flamed him for vin mismatching. now were all screwed.


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      02-16-2006 06:18 PM #49
      Damn, listen to you guys...

      I live in St. Kitts in the Caribbean and we drive on the left here. I own a RHD car (Civic...not 1 VW here ) and it's nothing special.

      Plus I have driven USDM cars here (LHD) and it sucks! Unless this car is going to be a show car (not driven on the street) I wouldn't do it. It's more of a safety thing than a "cool" thing.

      You'd also need the whole steering colum. And I don't think you'd need a pedal cluster as the gas is still on the right. I could be wrong. It may have different mounting holes or whatever.


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      02-16-2006 06:23 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by yeayeayea »
      his car is getting the 2 door + vr swap done. he wants a rhd conversion. Someone recommended buying a rear ended english car. he said he could do that and swap the parts. the idiots on here cant read, flamed him for vin mismatching. now were all screwed.

      thanks. I think it would kinda be a cool mod. I love the way british dubs look.... it would be very unique

      ...........

    16. 02-16-2006 06:54 PM #51
      ok ok ok well i have driven a couple of rhd mr2's that come to my shop for federal inspections when being brought over from japan. (to canada) and i have to say its a **** load of fun to drive, but not in any kind of traffic. as a daily driver it would take a long time to get used to and you'd probably end up fawkin up your car in a big accident, when your insurance finds out that your car is now RHD or if you change the vin and the car has been "chop shopped" your ****ed. gl tho i'd love to see pics

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      02-16-2006 07:01 PM #52
      Quote, originally posted by Brewtech »
      why would you wanna do that? Have you ever driven a right hand driver in the states. it's suicide. You cant pass any cars or make left hand turn decisions cuz the moron in front is going to always block your needed angles of view. Good luck.

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      02-16-2006 07:13 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by yeayeayea »
      the idiots on here cant read, flamed him for vin mismatching. now were all screwed.

      no someone else was talking about the mismatching the vin and i said thats illegal.. you should read the whole post...

      plus whos the idiot here talking about importing a german car with RHD?!

      f who cares this thread is useless...


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      02-16-2006 07:20 PM #54
      I think it'd be great to see this done. Just as long as you're not daily driving it (for safety purposes). There might be problems having it inspected too. There's probably a loophole in the law somewhere so you can register it legally, as a showcar or something and drive it less than a certain mileage. You've got a lot of research to do if you're seriously considering this.

      I remember seeing a video of a Skyline going through a McDonalds drivethru backwards. The employees had no idea wtf was going on. I thought it was funny as hell.


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    21. 02-16-2006 07:35 PM #56
      Quote, originally posted by Vdubb86 »

      to be more EURO.. duh

      Duh euro cars are left hand drive.. england japan and australia drive on the wrong sie of the road.... and that not Europe. get it right Cory


    22. 02-16-2006 07:48 PM #57
      i have a friend who owns a RHD 97' ITR. it's mad funny seeing him drive on the highway in the left lane.

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      02-16-2006 08:16 PM #58
      I have driven both RHD and LHD in the states and i agree that the RHD is hard to pull off everyday, drive thrus, banks, what not. They are fun for looks and that is about it. Now if you want to do something fun pull off the McLaren F1 driving position

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      02-16-2006 08:18 PM #59
      that would get too hot...

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      02-16-2006 08:20 PM #60
      Do this...

      Turn down for what?

    26. 02-16-2006 08:25 PM #61
      my buddy is currently doing this rhd swap in his mk2

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      02-16-2006 09:02 PM #62
      to the OP: what shop os doing all this work?

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      02-16-2006 09:12 PM #63
      heres a bit of a laundry list:

      - youll need the firewall, or at least a template to make one
      - mounting point for booster/,aster/pedal cluster on the right side
      - full dash and trim
      - rhd headlight switch
      - steering column/mounts
      - heater core
      - necessary heater core lines to run to LHS of bay


      maybe more? idk, i looked into this a while ago, but the firewalls are very different, perhaps too different


    29. 02-16-2006 09:37 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by GTi Punk »
      heres a bit of a laundry list:

      - youll need the firewall, or at least a template to make one
      - mounting point for booster/,aster/pedal cluster on the right side
      - full dash and trim
      - rhd headlight switch
      - steering column/mounts
      - heater core
      - necessary heater core lines to run to LHS of bay


      maybe more? idk, i looked into this a while ago, but the firewalls are very different, perhaps too different


      booster stays on the same side.. or atleast every rhd vw i've seen has been that way

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      02-16-2006 09:43 PM #65
      really? hmmm. i may be thinking mk2, i know they switch everything over

    31. 02-16-2006 09:53 PM #66
      Quote, originally posted by GTi Punk »
      heres a bit of a laundry list:

      - youll need the firewall, or at least a template to make one
      - mounting point for booster/,aster/pedal cluster on the right side
      - full dash and trim
      - rhd headlight switch
      - steering column/mounts
      - heater core
      - necessary heater core lines to run to LHS of bay

      maybe more? idk, i looked into this a while ago, but the firewalls are very different, perhaps too different

      the labor is the hardest part. i do know of a handful of people who have done RHD conversions on cars, using various methods. The best method is the firewall chop. Some people chop the A pillars and weld the entire new front end on, but I wouldn't trust that.

      You're looking at at least a hundred hours of labor.

      At least you're on the east coast, so you can have the front end shipped from germany to your side and not have to pay another $1k in cross-country shipping fees.

      does anybody know if UK cars have VIN numbers ? I know the Japanese ones don't...

      ps - registering it really isn't as hard as people think...


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      02-16-2006 10:08 PM #67
      pssh when you go to register that ish tell em your a mailman
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    33. 02-16-2006 10:23 PM #68
      i think a RHD coupe would be cool and unique for a show car...(sarcasm)but why would you want to be unique in the VW scene? i think you should just slam it with a VR lip and a set of RS's with dish(sarcasm)


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      02-16-2006 10:25 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by HockeyDork »
      the labor is the hardest part. i do know of a handful of people who have done RHD conversions on cars, using various methods. The best method is the firewall chop. Some people chop the A pillars and weld the entire new front end on, but I wouldn't trust that.

      You're looking at at least a hundred hours of labor.

      At least you're on the east coast, so you can have the front end shipped from germany to your side and not have to pay another $1k in cross-country shipping fees.

      does anybody know if UK cars have VIN numbers ? I know the Japanese ones don't...

      ps - registering it really isn't as hard as people think...


      Yeah just import one. Easy

      VIN Europe http://www.vehicleidentificati....html

      I don't see why you couldn't register a RHD vehicle in the states.

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      02-16-2006 10:46 PM #70
      i just dont see why you guys are flamming this kid....seems there are a few of you who cant read at all

      he has a 98 jetta 2.0 (vr6 swap)

      doing a 2 door conversion

      wants info about doing rhd setup.

      now everybody breath

      relax

      as far as i understand from what he wrote was:>>>>that he and his friends use a parts car, take parts they want and put it on their own car...no vin changing...

      how about some of you take the extra 2 mins to read the entire thread before bashing someone for your own stupidity

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