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#1 OFFLINE   Tonz

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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:32 AM

A friend of mine has recently bought a Jaguar X type real size, Its been a long dream to have one although I just found out.

There are several on Ebay at present but all LHD

Is any one game enough to convert this to RHD ?

There a couple at good prices, shipping to Australia is the killer and then hopefully someone will do this conversion for me at decent price.
I do have a couple of projects that have gone very wrong so perhaps I might try and destroy them further and try doing it myself.

Edited by Tonz, 28 January 2012 - 03:22 PM.


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Posted 28 January 2012 - 08:20 AM

View PostTonz, on 28 January 2012 - 04:32 AM, said:


Is any one game enough to convert this to RHD ?
Iam willing to pay as long as the whole package isnt stupid total price

Well that leaves me out, LOL but it is doable. I have done it at least 3 times over the years and found that resin casting the dash then doing some chopping cutting gluing and sanding will allow for the conversion to work. I have not however converted the steering system but everything else is done. I would be someone on the forum will help you out at a very reasonable price.

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

The difficulty depends also on how "OEM" you want things to look / work.

Cosmetically, if the dashboard contour is symmetrical between the left and right then you can do some cutting and putty ing (and repainting). I did this LHD-RHD conversion on 1/24 Tamiya's Jeep Wrangler.  The X-type dash doesn't look too bad although you may need to recerate the wood grain. Then you have to relocate the brake's master cylinder under the hood to the right, etc.

Funtionally, it'll be easier if you don't need the steering wheel to turn.

PM Raidou, he may have some suggestions



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