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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:00 PM
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kind of in need of a favor.

hey guys it isn't so much of a favor but just kind of a lot of typing. But i am finally buying a defender! it will be a 84 ROW RHD with a 2.5 NA diesel. Now for the favor, i would like to convert it to LHD and i have absolutely no idea what i need for it. i know i need a LHD steering box and tie rods and stuff but could someone please please give me a list of what i need to make it completely LHD?
also down the road i will be putting a 200 TDI in the 90 as well so i wanted to know the same thing as the LHD what do i need to complete this?
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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:08 PM
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hey guys it isn't so much of a favor but just kind of a lot of typing. But i am finally buying a defender! it will be a 84 ROW RHD with a 2.5 NA diesel. Now for the favor, i would like to convert it to LHD and i have absolutely no idea what i need for it. i know i need a LHD steering box and tie rods and stuff but could someone please please give me a list of what i need to make it completely LHD?
also down the road i will be putting a 200 TDI in the 90 as well so i wanted to know the same thing as the LHD what do i need to complete this?
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Old June 28th, 2011, 06:30 PM
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what he said
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Old June 28th, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Does the engine have to be removed to do this swap? or is it just easier when the engine is out?
also are both axles front and rear 10 spline? sorry if this is a stupid question i am pretty new to the defender.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 07:48 AM
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No it's easy with it in place. When I wrote that years ago I was waiting for a tdi drivetrain that litterally took months to arrive. The lack of engine made it easier to document with pictures.
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Does the engine have to be removed to do this swap? or is it just easier when the engine is out?
also are both axles front and rear 10 spline? sorry if this is a stupid question i am pretty new to the defender.
Probably have drum brake rear axle on an 84. Might want to swap both axles out of a disco I into your truck rather than muck about with the drums in the rear and converting the front. Also lets you run alloys without the hub thing sticking through.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Old June 29th, 2011, 03:42 PM
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If you want to get technical, swapping a Salisbury for a standard LR rear axle reduces the weight capacity of the 110. It's not even legal in the UK. In common sense terms, a Salisbury (Dana 60 in LR drag) is a stronger axle and differential than the LR unit.

Personally I like the RHD. Unless you get stopped at toll booths every day (and I know you east coast guys have to deal with that BS), I wouldn't swap.
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Old June 29th, 2011, 04:13 PM
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Probably have drum brake rear axle on an 84. Might want to swap both axles out of a disco I into your truck rather than muck about with the drums in the rear and converting the front. Also lets you run alloys without the hub thing sticking through.
yes i will be swapping out both axles set ups eventually.

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Tom McCarthy, (tomaco1) is in the midts of a swap right now. He will have good, current, first hand experience.

I assume its a 110, and if so it should shave a salisbury in the rear. Do a search for the parts needed to convert the drums to disc.

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i tried contacting Tom multiple times .... but nothing. he lives farly close to me(few towns over) i used to go to the trade school next to his and i spoke to him a few times but i havent been able to get in touch with him...

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If you want to get technical, swapping a Salisbury for a standard LR rear axle reduces the weight capacity of the 110. It's not even legal in the UK. In common sense terms, a Salisbury (Dana 60 in LR drag) is a stronger axle and differential than the LR unit.

Personally I like the RHD. Unless you get stopped at toll booths every day (and I know you east coast guys have to deal with that BS), I wouldn't swap.
i have never driven a RHD vehicle so once i pick it up and drive it a few times i will decide if i want to or not. and i never go through any toll booths!
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Old June 29th, 2011, 08:25 PM
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find one! my truck doesnt have it. its a 90
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