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      10-12-2011 10:34 PM #76
      Love your car saw it at bug out in manassas can't wait to see the final results

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      10-12-2011 11:04 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by FROZEN337 View Post
      Lord help people that push the modding envelope.
      I thought I was having a good read until I had seen this.

      welding a RHD Front clip isn't "pushing the modding envelope".... realistically it can be boiled down to bodywork.

      Now, if it was going AWD, or FR setup, or MR or something... then yes... maybe... perhaps the modding envelope may be pushed due to the necessity of custom parts made for engine/driveline purposes. Since the motor and driveline would no longer be in a stock orientation.

      or even going as far as using an unconventional supercharger, turbocharger, management, suspension, braking system or other type of system used on another engine, build for another purpose, in another brand of auto manufacturer and adapting it to fit.

      Welding on a front clip because the driver wants to be on the other side is like doing an engine swap from a 2.0L to a 1.8t because the driver wants "something different". You still end up with the SAME car with the SAME number of cylinders albeit MORE EXPENSIVE.
      and the rule is.... don't swap what you can buy off the shelf.

      But welding on an RHD front clip...... is NOT pushing the modding envelope.... I'm sorry... it just isn't. it's conventional welding for a body and frame guy....


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      ^^Weird mixup...late-spec doorcards into early-spec C....I like it
      Yep, that's Jay's car....
      Late doorcards, early spec rado... it's got a VR hood, and small breaks w/ 4 bolt...
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      10-13-2011 01:42 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by JamesS View Post
      Clearly a lot of people haven't driven a RHD on LHD roads.
      THAT.


      Drove a RHD for years. Loved it as long as there was absolutely no traffic on the road. Hated it at all other times, especially on windy country roads... couldn't see to overtake, couldn't see what was coming around a right hand turn.
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      10-13-2011 04:58 PM #79
      Why would you bother welding in the bulkhead? The panel is the same between LHD and RHD but with different holes punched out. Weld up the LHD ones and cut out the RHD ones surely?
      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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      10-13-2011 05:50 PM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Why would you bother welding in the bulkhead? The panel is the same between LHD and RHD but with different holes punched out. Weld up the LHD ones and cut out the RHD ones surely?
      That is what I am doing.

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      10-13-2011 05:54 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by DRW-CORRADO View Post
      That is what I am doing.
      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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      10-17-2011 10:38 PM #83
      you made a mess.

      btw why do some corrados have hoods that the center section rises, while others have hoods with a lower center section?
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      10-17-2011 10:39 PM #84
      i cant believe you are parting it out...
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      10-17-2011 10:48 PM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by Kiddie Rose View Post
      you made a mess.

      btw why do some corrados have hoods that the center section rises, while others have hoods with a lower center section?
      VR's have a raised hood, G60's have a indent.
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      10-18-2011 12:46 AM #86
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      10-18-2011 07:26 AM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by VRDubssat View Post
      i cant believe you are parting it out...
      I can't believe it's all going into my shell

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      10-18-2011 07:29 AM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by Kiddie Rose View Post

      btw why do some corrados have hoods that the center section rises, while others have hoods with a lower center section?
      Figured that question would have to come from the kid that wants to buy a S2000.

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      10-19-2011 09:56 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by BellCityDubber View Post
      I thought I was having a good read until I had seen this.

      welding a RHD Front clip isn't "pushing the modding envelope".... realistically it can be boiled down to bodywork.

      Now, if it was going AWD, or FR setup, or MR or something... then yes... maybe... perhaps the modding envelope may be pushed due to the necessity of custom parts made for engine/driveline purposes. Since the motor and driveline would no longer be in a stock orientation.

      or even going as far as using an unconventional supercharger, turbocharger, management, suspension, braking system or other type of system used on another engine, build for another purpose, in another brand of auto manufacturer and adapting it to fit.

      Welding on a front clip because the driver wants to be on the other side is like doing an engine swap from a 2.0L to a 1.8t because the driver wants "something different". You still end up with the SAME car with the SAME number of cylinders albeit MORE EXPENSIVE.
      and the rule is.... don't swap what you can buy off the shelf.

      But welding on an RHD front clip...... is NOT pushing the modding envelope.... I'm sorry... it just isn't. it's conventional welding for a body and frame guy....
      While this is all very true you can't belittle the amount of work that has to be done. Even when I finish a tough quarter, b pillar, couple doors job at work it can be overwhelming at first yeah you work slowly and go at it one piece at a time, but 95% of the time it doesn't involve wiring or anything mechanical. He's pulling the engine relocating things and doing that body work all at the same time, pushing the modding envelope, No. A **** ton of work just to flip the steering wheel, that's serious stuff.

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      11-01-2011 12:22 AM #90
      BUMP. Let's see some updates
      Quote Originally Posted by FROZEN337 View Post
      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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      11-01-2011 01:04 AM #91
      you have waaaaay to much free time on your hands
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      11-01-2011 11:20 AM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by somebodynowhere View Post
      While this is all very true you can't belittle the amount of work that has to be done. Even when I finish a tough quarter, b pillar, couple doors job at work it can be overwhelming at first yeah you work slowly and go at it one piece at a time, but 95% of the time it doesn't involve wiring or anything mechanical. He's pulling the engine relocating things and doing that body work all at the same time, pushing the modding envelope, No. A **** ton of work just to flip the steering wheel, that's serious stuff.
      I'm totally NOT belittling the OP's original intent or the amount of work it's taking him.
      and you're quite right on a number of your points, BUT...

      It's putting a STOCK engine into a STOCK car with a STOCK LAYOUT that existed elsewhere in the world.

      Ultimately if the OP gets "stuck" on something, he can have someone on the other side of the pond help him out by looking, describing, or even taking pictures of the original RHD setup, and hell, there's probably some specific sections in the Bentley manual for RHD setups. Which in their own regard are very neat, and quite obscure. Which is why I hold the respect for this build. It's unconventional and it's what the OP wants. Would I do it? Probably not, but that's neither here nor there.

      What prompted that statement was that FROZEN337 claims "it's pushing the envelope of modifying".

      If it was stock somewhere, then NO. It does not. Period.
      Modifying to me is taking something that either exists, or doesn't yet exist, and alter it in a way such that it's no longer using parts which could be purchased by the original manufacturer or were not designed or intended for that specific use by that manufacturer. Or have been fabricated by hand to suit a purpose that is not, or has not been explored by others in a casual basis. (bolt on turbo kits, or fly by night chiptunes)

      If I can go out and buy/import the car with that setup somewhere else in the world. it's not pushing the envelope of modding. that's like every 15 year old kid calling everything EPIC....

      Is this a good build?
      Most Certainly!


      To be able to take a an exact make and model of car from another worldwide market, and adapt what you have, in the original donor car to the new Grey market vehicle. And have it work out the way you want. Using hard to find or non-existent (on this side of the world) parts and finding out the little quirks between the two is quite a feat and it IS a bargeload of work.
      Last edited by BellCityDubber; 11-01-2011 at 11:34 AM.

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      11-01-2011 01:25 PM #93
      This build is EPIC

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      11-01-2011 01:30 PM #94
      car is finished. i saw it the other day.
      just wont post it due to the epic drama it will cause
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      11-16-2011 10:03 AM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by FROZEN337 View Post
      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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      11-16-2011 10:17 AM #97
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      11-16-2011 11:43 AM #98
      I would have just welded that front clip in and called it a day. Better yet, I would have paid a very reputable body shop to do it for me.
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    24. 11-16-2011 12:13 PM #99
      soooo sick!!!

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      11-16-2011 12:16 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by HavokRuels View Post
      I would have just welded that front clip in and called it a day. Better yet, I would have paid a very reputable body shop to do it for me.
      Why? The RHD swap is almost a straight bolt in besides drill a few holes in the firewall and filling a few other. The clip is just what all the parts are coming from to do the swap.

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