RHD to LHD conversion - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Thread Tools
Old December 8th, 2006, 11:32 AM
evilfij's Avatar
Status: Offline
I have never seen a rover in person
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
RHD to LHD conversion

Hello All,

Sort of a long term plan, but what is needed parts-wise for a RHD to LHD conversion of an 1984 110?

My biggest concern is interior and electrical. Do I need a new harness or will the one I have work?

Interior questions:

It looks like the dash is not handed except for the grey backing plate, the grab handle on the passenger side, the trim piece on the edge of the shelf, and what else ??????

Stuff I know I need and have:

LHD axle assembly complete.
Panhard rod???
Panhard rod bracket
Steeering box (will a 4 bolt box fit to a three bolt collum)?

Stuff I need to do to the frame:

Weld on damper mount.
Weld on panhard mount holes.
Drill for LHD steering box and sleeve holes.

Stuff I need to do to the bulkhead:

Cut holes for clutch and brake pedal boxes on LH side (maybe patch heater holes?)
Patch holes on other side and fit heater holes in place.
Drill for steering colum???????

Can I take the gear shifter off and reposition like on an R380 (it has an LT95) or do I need to bend or buy a correct LHD one?

I don't care about the parking brake. I prefer it on the other side.

Stuff I don't have:
Brake lines
Clutch lines
anything interior
anything electrical

How much time should this take? Could it be done in a week?

A website detailing the project would be great.
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old December 8th, 2006, 02:21 PM
ECR's Avatar
Status: Offline
East Coast Rover Co.
Just Defenders, nothing else.
D-90 Source Vendor
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Rockland, ME, USA
Posts: 4,614
You can make your harness work with mods. Wiper motor wiring, brake light switch wiring etc. You have to shorten some wirea and make others longer, but it can be done.
A lot of Defender frames have all the mounts for either RHD or LHD, unless its a really early frame you shouldn't need to do any fab on the frame.
The upper dash pad is uni-sex, but the lower dash pad, the wiper motor cover, the insert and even the dash face is different. The gauges are the same, but not much else in the dash.
Most axles are uni-sex, you just use a LHD panhard rod and such and you'll need the RH swivel hosuing for the drag link pick up.
Don't forget a new heater. If you have all the parts it can be done in a week. Usually some small part will trip you up though and it takes longer.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

I do not check PMs. Call or email if you need something.

ECR is not a parts source. We are not in the mail order business.
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

conversion, lhd, rhd

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
RHD / LHD Td5 Dash Kits New Take Off FS SafariHP The Vendors Loft 11 September 26th, 2013 06:29 PM
RHD to LHD conversion question Gkase Defender Technical Discussions 14 September 14th, 2008 08:01 AM
Are there LHD and RHD transmissions? jessejames4 Misc. Chit-Chat 10 January 11th, 2008 02:03 PM
RHD vs LHD drop arm azD90 Defender Technical Discussions 0 July 16th, 2006 08:57 PM
RHD to LHD conversion Reefminis Defender Technical Discussions 5 May 21st, 2005 05:23 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:58 PM.