The process of a full
conversion from left to right hand drive is extremely involved, thus,
In order for the job to be
done correctly you have to do an 80-90% mirror conversion.
A power steering box is used
rather than reusing the power ram system. This is important because
the old power ram system gave a very poor feel to the driver in that
the wheel felt as if they were following the joint/cracks in the road,
whereas the power steering box does not.
The heater box and air
conditioning case are moved to the left side, a new air conditioning
case is used which we fabricate. A system of vent adapters are used to
reconnect the ducts back up to the dash. The heater box is not
altered. We have also managed to boost the vent pressure for the air
conditioning through improvements in the basic design. This was
necessary because the original system was very poor in this area.
The engine position is not
altered, and the park brake system remains unchanged.
The brake booster is fitted to
the right side and is not modified.
If the vehicle is manual a
hydraulic clutch master cylinder is fitted rather than the mechanical
linkage system used by the factory.
Engine bay and under dash
electrical wiring is professionally modified to suit the relocated
multi-plug and dash arrangement.
Fibre-optics, if fitted, are
separated from the wiring loom and are retained as originally
The steering column is mounted
on the right side and is not modified in any way.
The power steering box is
mounted on the inside of the right chassis rail. A Ford or the
original Corvette idler arm is used depending upon the type of
conversion the owner requests i.e. Big Block or Small Block.
New dash boards are fabricated
and colour coded to match the existing interior colour
Pedals are moved to the right
side and reshaped to fit, they are also shaped to fit the driver
allowing for maximum comfort and the proper toe to heal operation.
At this point the right
firewall may be extended for more leg room should the owner request
The original exhaust system
remains unchanged. This does not include side pipe systems or big
block engines which have to have extractors fabricated or modified)
A new accelerator cable is
fitted. This cable is adjustable. A new
accelerator cable mount at the carburettor is fabricated for optimum
fit and angle to carburettor.
New power steering and air
conditioning hoses are fabricated. Each vehicle has the hoses tailor
made for neatness and durability.
When completed, the vehicle
undergoes extensive testing to check the operation of steering,
braking, and ventilation systems.
A fault list is given to the
owner of repairs and adjustments that may be required and which are
not to do with the conversion. By doing this, the owner knows what is
wrong with their vehicle and can attend to it before it breaks down or
the owner can request that the repairs or adjustments be done by
Corvette Alterations & Conversions. They would be done and tested
before the vehicle is collected.
The time to do a conversion
varies from three (3) months to six (6) months depending upon the type
of conversion requested i.e. a simple standard conversion up to the
fully optioned conversion. This does not include mechanical,
electrical or body repairs.
For all jobs over AUS$1,000.00 we are
paid in advance. If extra work is
requested to be carried out, it too has to be paid in advance. We do
this because we have found that constant delays are incurred with work
in progress due to late progress payments or no payments. This causes
extensive delays in the workshop in that jobs that have been booked in to arrive at a specific date will need to be delayed. This penalises everyone, a situation that we would very much like to avoid.
As a rule we do not add extras to a quoted job once that job has started. However, providing that the extras would not slow the job down, these may be included. CONSULTATION IS A MUST HERE