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I am starting a new project, making left-hand drive dashboards for some current and kind of current import kits.

Here are some of the possibilities:

Fujimi Lexus

LS600hL

#038797

Aoshima Toyota Van

Garson Alphard ZX

#048535

Aoshima Crown Hybrid

Royal Saloon

#008454

Aoshima Odyssey Wagon

Fabulous 19”

#031261

Aoshima Datsun 720 Truck

Cal Look #028438

Fujimi Datsun 311 Fairlady

Dayhatsu Datsun 311 Fairlady

Aoshima GRS204 Crown

Athlete Aimgain

#048740

Aoshima Accord Wagon

2.3VTL 1997 CF-6

#028995

Aoshima Hilus RN30

Cal Look Truck

#027783

Tamiya 350Z NismoZ

#24304

Aoshima Crown Athlete GRS214

#008485

Sorry, the link doesn't open to a new window. Have to see what makes that link work.
I know, "target_blank" or something like that...

Thoughts?

Any other ones to add, that are popular, not just a car you want to see.

Thanks.

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Perhaps a 1967 Toyota 2000 GT? And a Datsun 240Z?

Edited by Greg Wann

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The Tamiya RX-7 (First Generation) - The dashboard could probably be used for any of the first gen RX-7's.

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Yes, it is left hand drive. I'm not really sure about my 2000 GT kit

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Jonathan, that's a good one, the Tamiya and the other one, Fujimi or Aoshima, can't remember which ones.

I had dozens of those, curbside ones.

The Tamiya is nice, has the motor, but the other ones had those wild body kits.

Thanks on that!

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ALL the kits I buy already have left-hand drive dashboards. B)

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Updates:

Aoshima

Mazda RX7

VeilSide

Aoshima

Harrier 350G

(Lexus R350)

Aoshima

S15 Silvia

Aoshima

HiLux Truck Lifted

1995 4WD Long Bed

Tamiya

Scion Xb

I'll find that CRX.
I have one, somewhere.
Bad vibes on that car.
That was the car I was in when I got totaled in Denver way back when.
Rear bumper gave me a massage in passenger front seat.

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The CRX is a good candidate. I have one of those kits somewhere myself. I actually bought it for the wife. We had an 84 that was nice.

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My top list so far:

Aoshima Datsun 720 Pickup

Aoshima Toyota Hilux RN 30 Pickup

Aoshima Mazda RX7

Tamiya Scion Xb

Aoshima S15 Silvia

Honda CRX (have to pull out the kit today)

then maybe some of the Aoshima Crown/Lexus ones, so can do new Lexus US versions

I have four different ones of these.

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Just pulled out CRX kit

No need

The Fujimi Mugen one has the LHD dash in it!!!!

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Aoshima Toyota Van

Garson Alphard ZX

#048535

Just as an FYI, its mainly a Japanese market vehicle , so a LHD would be pointless.

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My top list so far:

Aoshima Datsun 720 Pickup

Aoshima Toyota Hilux RN 30 Pickup

Aoshima Mazda RX7

Tamiya Scion Xb

Aoshima S15 Silvia

Honda CRX (have to pull out the kit today)

then maybe some of the Aoshima Crown/Lexus ones, so can do new Lexus US versions

I have four different ones of these.

Ok, you might want to do some research before you go an do LHD for the Crowns, some of them are going to take more work than just a LHD to make a US spec version

And another FYI, the Nissan Silvia S15 would not have a LHD period, it was only sold in Japan, Australia and New Zealand

And one more FYI

Tamiya 350Z NismoZ

#24304

Has a LHD in the kit

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One I forgot, the Toyota Levin (Corolla).

That's a good one.

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...That was the car I was in when I got totaled in Denver way back when.....

Didn't know, only caught secondhand info one why you were smiling less some time after that. Put the vibes on the car that creamed you instead, maybe.

Just pulled out CRX kit

No need

The Fujimi Mugen one has the LHD dash in it!!!!

That's good to know.

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The Revell/Monogram Datsun 720 could be a starting point for an LHD dash for the Aoshima 720. The Fujimi CRX is a secondgen, the Tamiya is a firstgen; Tamiya's (recently reissued) mid 80s Civic 4-seater hatchback has an LHD dash that might get you closer.

I did one for the Fujimi Prius but it was something of a hack job and the center console relies on painting the interior one of the lighter colors.

Edited by Yoda

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Just as an FYI, its mainly a Japanese market vehicle , so a LHD would be pointless.

The Alphard has LHD model for the China market.

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Don't think anyone has mentioned it yet but I'd really like a lhd dash for the Tamiya Isuzu Vehicross

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Don't think anyone has mentioned it yet but I'd really like a lhd dash for the Tamiya Isuzu Vehicross

Yea! I'd go for a vehicross one as well!

 

The toyota bB/scion xB would work. Needs a new lhd cowl tho, also. 

There are already a few different lhd dashes for the 90s hilux kits . In resin, and styrene. 

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Thanks for the updates.

I'll look  into that Revell dash, I think I had tried, and it wasn't going to work, but I'll double check

There a few Accord wagons I want to do.

VehiCross?

I think they sold six of those kits, yes? :-)

 

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Sample quick flip

 

Dash1.JPG

DashFlipped.jpg

So, with a quick flip, only have to change the gas and brake pedals.

This is not to be a perfect exact mod.

It's a quick way to get a LHD for a RHD car.

Yeah, it's not perfectly exact.

But, brah, so what?

It's a model car

It's a hobby

I don't count rivets.

I don't care.

It's something quick, easy, and from a distance, it will look great

Yes, the left hand door panel will only have one switch for the windows/locks, not two or four like an import version, or the wipers will go the wrong way.

SO WHAT?
If you want to count rivets, or prove you know so much more than me, or anyone else, so what?

You are missing the point.

Big time.

 

k den

I pau...

Edited by Gregg

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Oh, man!  If you do end up doing a LHD dash for the 1st Generation RX-7 (Tamiya or Monogram),  please let me know!  :)

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I my self have projects planned with the Aoshima Toyota HiAce H100 van:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10257721

And the Toyota Corona Mark II Granda (or Cressida as it was known as here)

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10153537

And the Aoshima HiLux

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10074795

And the Corolla KE70

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10270940

And the Hasegawa Nissan Sunny pickup

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10321592

All of these are kits that will need LHD conversions in my plans. The HiLux could possibly use the dash from the Aoshima 4Runner (HiLux Surf Wide)

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10075837

 

 

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