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57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT TO LEFT

Post by Fixer » Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:31 pm

My PG/SG Bus,
After seeing JohnTC's Bus my mind was made up! I am going from LHD to RHD moving the cargo doors from RHS to LHS.
Off we go to Autocraft, with a very big list, to see what panels are about for moving the cargo doors over.
I returned home with a full long side panel for a right hand drive, a small side panel and an outer B post panel to waist line
but no C post, inner and outer sills for cargo doors, out riggers and top hat sections and a very big hole in my pocket.
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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by blink » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:50 pm

sounds like a big project mate cant wait to see it come together.

But i need to know one thing if you going to all this trouble why not make it a double door?

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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by mik+nik » Tue Jun 24, 2014 2:59 pm

Looks like a big project breaking out :lol: definitely rather you than me just doing pedals, seats and dash has been a pain and still got sheds load more bits.hope it's not a walk through as that's a whole world of hurt :lol: keep on plodding and remember no pictures it didn't happen.doesn't seem to be too many conversions about that are well documented but rocket bus has loads of pics that will help.all the best and keep up the build thread.
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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by Fixer » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:26 pm

Made a start with the angle grinder, cut the long panel off, the cargo floor and the wheel arch out.
Got the inner sill on and the short panel. Its all going quite well.

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Thanks for the comments guys, I didn,t want to make it into a double door because it limits
the camper interior.


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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by mik+nik » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:41 pm

decide not to change the cargo doors on mine as i felt all the extra work out weighed the fact i'll just park up drivers door to the curb(yep i know your not meant to park that way but my neighbours been parking "the wrong way" for 20 years and nowts been said :lol: )plus i'm not brave enough to open that can of worms.how you doing the pedals?(C/E), red 9 front end for r/h/d steering or old school? keep up the good work.
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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by Fixer » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:33 pm

Had a couple of busy days on the van, getting on well. It is much easier than I expected.
Cut the windows from the left side to make room for the cargo doors, these windows will
be used on the right hand side. The bottom section of the cargo doors need to be repaid.

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Back to Autocraft this week for more panels.

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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by John TC » Sun Jun 29, 2014 8:35 pm

Proper Job :D
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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by Fixer » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:37 pm

More work on the bus today, got the inner and outer repair panels on the cargo doors, theres a bit more
welding and grinding to be done but I am quite pleased with it.
Cut the lower front off and fixed the new inner valance, trial fitted the outer valance and front panel
there fitting nicely, Well done autocraft.

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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by Jrnbru » Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:13 pm

Looks good dude,

I'll 100% have to pop round soon been so busy looks like your flying, mines a tip compared.

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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by Fixer » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:35 pm

Done a bit more work on the bus, long panels and front wheel arches on.
I have to fit the window in the off side which has been taken from the nearside.
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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by wejjy » Sun Aug 10, 2014 10:48 pm

Wow, I am converting mine from LHD to RHD but leaving the doors as they are, fair play for taking this on and nice one on the skills side of things, very very impressive.

Can I ask, on the front panel where the swage for the V is on yours, is there a little bit of a alignment issue, mine was out by about 2-3mm either side, and try as I may, there was just no way to get it to fit better, from the photos, and I may be wrong but yours looks similar? If so, what are you planning to do? Thanks.
Stock is good, its just that low and fast is better!!


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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by Fixer » Mon Aug 11, 2014 7:47 am

Hi Wejjy
Yes there was an alignment issue but I cut in the centre of the V, I put a plate at the back and welded it in place.I
had to cut near the light as well to get it to fit, its the only autocraft panel I have had to alter.
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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by nige1171 » Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:14 pm

Awesome work 8O

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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by grant » Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:46 pm

Wow!!!!!

I have a 56 pgsg and wouldn't dare take on that job. Nice work

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Re: 57 LEFT TO RIGHT RIGHT LEFT

Post by markp » Wed Aug 13, 2014 7:47 am

wow 8O 8O 8O 8O 8O

Love it


Just loving seeing good skills on show ...well done buddy


Ya really cracking on .... nice and fast ( I like that )

Keep those updates coming


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