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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???
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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 \/......

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      Just want to thank Jamie at Orchid Euro...
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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.

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      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
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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!
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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
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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!
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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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      10-02-2011 09:50 PM #26
      Again, I don't see how this is "out of the box". It is more of one of those things that hasn't been done before for a reason. I guess if you lived in the states and weren't used to seeing RHD cars it might be a bigger deal, up here everyone would just assume that it was Japanese and your resale would plummet since most people don't want a RHD.

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      10-02-2011 10:12 PM #27
      Aside from the visual safety aspect, there's other hang ups I have about most swaps/conversions. I for one love modifying, but there's a rule of thumb that has to be followed. If it came like that out of the factory somewhere in the world. What are you prepared to do to get it? or how much time/money are you going to commit to build it?

      If you can buy something like a RHD corrado out of the box, it's just better... Props to those who can build it. but it's like all these mk4 kids who bought a 2.0 auto and want to swap in a 1.8t 5spd..... why bother when it can be found with a little searching.


      that's my take on it.

      but RHD does have a coolness factor to it.

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      10-02-2011 11:03 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      up here everyone would just assume that it was Japanese and your resale would plummet since most people don't want a RHD.
      Conversely, if you buy a Corrado and you're concerned about resale value to the world of people who don't know/care what a Corrado is, you probably shouldn't own a Corrado.

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      10-02-2011 11:30 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by DRW-CORRADO View Post


      i was just checking out the dash differences. none. then I started thinking about how awkward and exciting the test drive will be...

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      10-03-2011 12:04 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      Again, I don't see how this is "out of the box". It is more of one of those things that hasn't been done before for a reason. I guess if you lived in the states and weren't used to seeing RHD cars it might be a bigger deal, up here everyone would just assume that it was Japanese and your resale would plummet since most people don't want a RHD.
      for you dude!! but i am not sure he was asking for opinions... if this is such a common thing lets see some pics from north america... not saying there is not one or two around but why such negativity here??? This is gonna be different for our area so i can not wait to tear into this thing

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      10-03-2011 01:42 AM #31
      it'll be cool for the owner/builder for about a month.... then driving it will begin to take it's toll.... and it will become sickening.... and then when a RHD specific part breaks... they'll really be pissed...

      WrongSideDrive's heater core went in his last year and took quite some time locating one from across the pond (and at quite the expense too)

      give it a while, the novelty will wear off...
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      10-03-2011 10:12 AM #32
      I think its cool when someone does something they want to their car because its their car... I'm just sayin.
      I would have gone with the 3 seat, center drive, that's just me!
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      10-03-2011 10:27 AM #33
      I would only be impressed if the A/C and Heat actually worked with the RHD dash. Otherwise meh..... novelty.

      Car is looking better every year though.
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      10-03-2011 10:58 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      I would only be impressed if the A/C and Heat actually worked with the RHD dash. Otherwise meh..... novelty.
      Since we never got factory AC its unlikely Heat is easy enough though.
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

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      10-03-2011 11:02 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Since we never got factory AC its unlikely Heat is easy enough though.
      A/C is overrated IMO, lol
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