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    1. Member DRW-CORRADO's Avatar
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      10-01-2011 09:20 PM #1
      Well, since the show season is over I am going to be starting my right-hand drive swap, bay shave and a couple of other things. I will be starting in a couple weeks; this is going to be a slow build. Just want to thank Jamie at Orchid Euro. Here are pics of the right-hand drive clip and the car it is going into. I will post up updates when I start.




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      10-02-2011 01:10 AM #2
      Nice looking 'Rado

      ...but I'm confused - why the RHD conversion???
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      10-02-2011 01:45 AM #3
      Left hand never fails for me but on your build brotha.whered you get the rhd clip from?

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      10-02-2011 03:31 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by g60301 View Post
      ...whered you get the rhd clip from?
      From here I assume \/......

      Quote Originally Posted by DRW-CORRADO View Post
      Just want to thank Jamie at Orchid Euro...
      Quote Originally Posted by dogger View Post
      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      10-02-2011 03:39 AM #5
      What a waste of time, but if it floats your boat then whatever

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      10-02-2011 01:56 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by RedYellowWhite View Post
      Nice looking 'Rado

      ...but I'm confused - why the RHD conversion???
      Because I have never seen another RHD in the U.S. Just looking to be different.

      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      What a waste of time, but if it floats your boat then whatever
      It does float my boat, thanks.

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      10-02-2011 02:01 PM #7
      There is an actual 16v rhd kicking around in Ontario

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      10-02-2011 02:09 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      There is an actual 16v rhd kicking around in Ontario
      cool, yeah this was a 16v too.

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      10-02-2011 02:42 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      There is an actual 16v rhd kicking around in Ontario
      and an RHD 16V Turbo RWD too
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

    10. 10-02-2011 04:50 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      What a waste of time, but if it floats your boat then whatever
      jealous much?

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      10-02-2011 05:00 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by GLX-VR6 View Post
      jealous much?
      Yes I am super jealous of someone paying a bunch of money to make a car worse for our roads. He is out JDM'ing me.

    12. 10-02-2011 05:16 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      Yes I am super jealous of someone paying a bunch of money to make a car worse for our roads. He is out JDM'ing me.
      not sure how a rhd car is worse for roads..........

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      10-02-2011 05:34 PM #13
      Cos you can't see to overtake anything. I hate driving LHD in the UK.
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

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      10-02-2011 06:02 PM #14
      I sense this is going to be an epic fail

      I will be by the shop regularly to check out the progress on this Doug
      Fender roller for rent! pm me for more info (sorry not willing to ship out)

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      10-02-2011 06:48 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      There is an actual 16v rhd kicking around in Ontario
      yep... owned by a buddy of mine "WrongSideDrive" on here... he's a local enthusiast in the Tri-Cities area


      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Cos you can't see to overtake anything. I hate driving LHD in the UK.
      overtaking is kinda ballzy... but left hand turns at a light without advanced left is about a hair trigger away from suicide!
      Last edited by BellCityDubber; 10-02-2011 at 06:51 PM.

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      10-02-2011 08:26 PM #16
      i see nothing wrong with doing this to a show car or even something you don't drive all that often. Not to mention most of the people on vortex make compromises to the drivability of their car just for "looks"

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      10-02-2011 08:29 PM #17
      I support this

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      10-02-2011 08:34 PM #18
      I think this is a pretty sweet idea Id love to just see another rado around here

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      10-02-2011 08:56 PM #19
      RHD=FTW
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      10-02-2011 08:58 PM #20
      Clearly a lot of people haven't driven a RHD on LHD roads.

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      10-02-2011 09:27 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      Clearly a lot of people haven't driven a RHD on LHD roads.
      is it really better? and i'm being dead serious, i've never heard someone say it was better, never even really thought it would make a difference really
      I <3 VAG
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      10-02-2011 09:28 PM #22
      I dont think he means RHD on a LHD road is better..... less visibility.

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      10-02-2011 09:37 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by JonD91 View Post
      I dont think he means RHD on a LHD road is better..... less visibility.
      haha oops i see his other comments now and it makes sense that he didnt really mean it, my bad!
      I <3 VAG
      VegasJetta: LOL I just clicked that video and my wife yells from the kitchen 'is that a motor with no oil in it? Tell him to shut it off!'
      DUBZAK: be gentle till you need to set the rings, then back it off a hair for about 400-500 miles. Change the oil, change again at 1,000, and beat it like it owes you money.

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      10-02-2011 09:38 PM #24
      Haters gonna hate......... Dougs car is amazing now can't wait to see this build
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      10-02-2011 09:41 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by g-rocco60 View Post
      Haters gonna hate......... Dougs car is amazing now can't wait to see this build
      agreed, love when people go out of the box

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