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    Fellow Frogger! yawood's Avatar
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    I would like one of these:



    Does anyone know if they were made in RHD for any African markets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yawood
    Does anyone know if they were made in RHD for any African markets?
    I'm almost certain that they didn't.

    There are a couple in New Caledonia and other Pacific French colonies. They would be pretty rusty but would make ideal donor vehicles for a conversion on an Australian 505 wagon. I think this is the way to go, because you'd have less hassles registering it. All you'd need would be an engineer's certificate for the 4x4 conversion, which should be relatively easy since you're just swapping from shell to shell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemcbean
    I'm almost certain that they didn't.

    There are a couple in New Caledonia and other Pacific French colonies. They would be pretty rusty but would make ideal donor vehicles for a conversion on an Australian 505 wagon. I think this is the way to go, because you'd have less hassles registering it. All you'd need would be an engineer's certificate for the 4x4 conversion, which should be relatively easy since you're just swapping from shell to shell.

    Dave
    I remember looking into dangenel a litle while back. Apparently they don't believe in RHD

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    Quote Originally Posted by davemcbean

    There are a couple in New Caledonia and other Pacific French colonies. They would be pretty rusty but would make ideal donor vehicles for a conversion on an Australian 505 wagon. I think this is the way to go, because you'd have less hassles registering it. All you'd need would be an engineer's certificate for the 4x4 conversion, which should be relatively easy since you're just swapping from shell to shell.

    Dave
    Great idea Dave. I had thought of that but was thinking more of Africa or Europe for a donor. I can't afford to do anything just now but will put the idea away for the future.

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    Bruce

    Currently owned:
    1988 505 GTi S2 Familial
    1999 E46 BMW 328Ci, 2002 Falcon AUIII Ute
    Previously owned:
    ('78-'81) 1970 504 (with the beautiful French seats)
    ('81-'89) 1977 504 (took the family on postings to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra)
    Brother owned:
    203,403,404,504 (each when they were current vehicles)

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    If you want some clearance you can always put the air bags in the rear springs. You can adjust it to suit the load and conditions, and if you also install an on board compressor you can do it on the run.
    Lifting the front is not so simple. For most of the roads having 4wd is not really neccessary. Its knowing how to drive thats the key.
    My 505 wagon has gone places even 4wds have trouble with. Steep hills are the biggest problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Gordon
    If you want some clearance you can always put the air bags in the rear springs.
    Yeah I realise that but it would be fun to have something that no-one else has.
    Bruce

    Currently owned:
    1988 505 GTi S2 Familial
    1999 E46 BMW 328Ci, 2002 Falcon AUIII Ute
    Previously owned:
    ('78-'81) 1970 504 (with the beautiful French seats)
    ('81-'89) 1977 504 (took the family on postings to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Canberra)
    Brother owned:
    203,403,404,504 (each when they were current vehicles)

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