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Old October 18th, 2009, 08:25 PM
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Talking LHD Conversion

Half way there... LOL!
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Old October 18th, 2009, 08:41 PM
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Old October 18th, 2009, 08:45 PM
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You're almost there! Keep up the good work
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Old October 18th, 2009, 09:03 PM
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That's excellent!
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Old June 14th, 2010, 09:46 PM
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Finally made some progress on my "LHD Conversion" which is now much, much more...
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, I notice in the first pic it does have a LHD steering box!
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Old June 15th, 2010, 12:22 AM
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Good eyes Ron... did you notice the ABS RRC front axle that I had to swap out later for a non-ABS D-90 axle? That was a hard lesson. It goes quicker the second time though...
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Old June 15th, 2010, 11:16 AM
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Good eyes Ron... did you notice the ABS RRC front axle that I had to swap out later for a non-ABS D-90 axle? That was a hard lesson. It goes quicker the second time though...
No, why? They both would work.
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Old June 15th, 2010, 09:12 PM
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You're right, it did bolt up, but the ABS axle had a wheel speed sensor protruding from the top of the upper swivel pin. It was in the way of the bracket that holds the brake line, and removing it left a hole into the swivel ball. I thought I would just swap the non ABS swivel pin from the 90 axle I had, but when I tried that it was different (different diameter and different bearings). There might have been an easier way but at that point I just put the 90 axle in.
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Yes, there was an easier way.
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Man, I should have consulted the expert! Feel free to share what it was, because I still have the other axle and would like to use it in something that doesn't have ABS...
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Well, I have not looked at it up close, I would either use the axle bracket off the new axle or take out the wheel sensor and cut the end off it and then right stuff it in flush with the outside. I can't believe it is insurmountable. I know Doug C has done a number of these swaps.
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The non-abs stuff is stronger though, if that's any consolation for your busted knuckle blues.
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You're right, it did bolt up, but the ABS axle had a wheel speed sensor protruding from the top of the upper swivel pin. It was in the way of the bracket that holds the brake line, and removing it left a hole into the swivel ball. I thought I would just swap the non ABS swivel pin from the 90 axle I had, but when I tried that it was different (different diameter and different bearings). There might have been an easier way but at that point I just put the 90 axle in.

Mike, you can buy the top dust shield bracket for a d-90. They cover the holes. I did this on the series coil truck build. I also siliconed under it to keep the water out.. At least you are using all stock rover parts and once completed, you could never tell...
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Randy, any idea on part number or the source you landed them from? I still have my ABS sensors post engine swap, ziptied to the axle. Would love to clean that up.
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Old June 16th, 2010, 01:14 PM
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Ron/Randy,
I thought about doing something like you suggest, but wasn't completely comfortable with it. Also, the RRC axle I had was unknown mileage and the 90 axle only had 70,000 on it so I decided to swap it out (I didn't have the 90 axle when I first put the RRC in). I'll do something like that when I use that axle.
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I will get the parts #'s for you later today.
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