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Vehicle Conversions

RHD CONVERSIONS AT AMERICAN VEHICLE SALES

 For over 20 years, American Vehicle Sales have been Importing and supplying American Cars and Trucks to Australia. We also convert them to right hand drive. In this time we have moved with the trends, changes and developments that come with the conversion process of a vehicle from left hand to right hand drive. As a result, this allows us to deliver a high class quality of vehicle conversions to our customers.

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SERVING LOCAL & INTERNATIONAL MARKETS

American Vehicle Sales provide right hand drive vehicle conversions to customers in Australia. We also serve the International market and supply vehicles to customers that also drive Right Hand vehicles throughout the world.

Furthermore, we pride ourselves on maintaining our customer satisfaction throughout your purchasing and driving experience.
The conversion process plays a major part in this.

VEHICLE PREPERATION

Major changes are involved in the right hand drive conversions. It’s not just a matter of swapping a steering wheel over.

Our right hand drive processes begins with the removal of the vehicles interior, along with the front end sheet metal, radiator and headlamps. As well as grille and bumper. As each part is removed it is safely stored in a protective, purposely designed storage system.

PRE-INSTALLATION

Once the vehicle has been prepared, our qualified staff then install a variety of specially designed jigs to validate the original vehicle. This ensures each vehicle is consistent. Consistency is key to ensure both a professional finish and ISO accredited uniformity of production.

A series of production jigs are then used during the process.

These Jigs do vary from model to model, however they all serve the same purpose of aligning key components These include steering, firewall, dashboard frame and air conditioning to name a few.

We take great care in our Right Hand Drive Conversion design process to ensure that the serviceability of our completed vehicles either matches or improves on the factory units where possible.

A FULL STEERING CONVERSION

American Vehicle Sales conversions are full steering vehicle conversions.

We do not use any linkages or chains to join left to right.

We apply many changes to right hand drive conversions. These include: A New dash, Wiring loom, Heater unit and Wiper conversion. As well as Seat and window control panels, Rear vision mirror re-alignment and Metrication of all dash gauges. As a result, this produces a final product that meets or exceeds the finish of the original factory units.

Our dashboard housings that are completely new. We do not “cut and shut” the old plastic dashboard. “Cutting and Shutting” involves cutting an original left hand drive dash into sections. Then plastic welding and gluing it back together. As a result, such a product often does not fair well over time on our harsh Australian roads.

Also, our one piece right hand drive dash housing provides excellent rigidity. As well as a factory type finish while retaining driver ergonomics with the steering wheel centralized to the drivers position.

Furthermore, our vehicle conversions team consists of specialists in welding, fiberglass and sheet metal. As well as auto electrical, motor mechanics and pattern making.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM A CONVERSION

American Vehicle Sales is a Registered Automotive Workshop. They hold current compliance. They meet or exceed Australian Design Rules. The following are just a few of the many items installed. Keep in mind, these items may vary from model to model:

  • Australian compliant headlight system
  • New Dashboard (manufactured in house). We do not re use and/or use the old dash
  • New right hand drive power steering is installed. It uses General Motors steering arms for ease of service life
  • Full windscreen wiper conversion to allow the wipers to sweep to the right hand side
  • Australian Design Rule Compliant safety belts (front and rear) and Australian compliant child seat anchorages where applicable
  • New windscreen in compliance with Australian Standards
  • Re-manufactured air conditioning system
  • Australian Standards immobilization system fitted
  • Original firewall insulation is re installed for a quieter ride
  • New side indicators fitted
  • New tyres fitted in accordance with manufacturer specification
  • Metrication of all functions such as Temperature gauge, oil pressure and Speedometer
  • Exterior mirrors are re aligned to compensate for the driver who now sits on the right hand side
  • Window switch controls converted to allow original functionality for the driver
  • Center console lids are converted to allow easy access by the driver where possible
  • Also a range of minor new components and purpose designed components are installed

COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN

American Vehicle Sales utilize many forms of modern technology. This includes 3D digital scanning and computer aided design (CAD). As well as subsequent computer aided production of parts. Our sophisticated design and production process ensures you get a factory finish product designed to last the distance.

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