Love your car saw it at bug out in manassas can't wait to see the final results
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....
Late doorcards, early spec rado... it's got a VR hood, and small breaks w/ 4 bolt...
it's a mixed bag alright
Last edited by BellCityDubber; 10-12-2011 at 11:09 PM.
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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?
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?
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.