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Tamiya's Aston Martin    British Car done in LH Drive!!!! Could do with a RH Drive Dash. But then I live in the UK!

Why oh why don't kit manufacturers offer both dash options and windscreen wiper positions in their kits.....Especially if Kerbside models.

Also, cannot understand why Airfix still keep making 1/32nd scale car kits instead of 1/24th scale. Seem to be out of sync with everyone else.

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Hi Gregg,

I'm posting my conversion of the Scion Xb dashboard to left-hand drive. I'm also posting a shot of the back which shows some of the work/changes behind.

The conversion isn't perfect (or finished) but will get me past my aversion to right hand drive. (with the exception of replicating race cars.)

Would enjoy seeing more conversions, as there must be more out there.

Brian

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I know this is going to be me being stingy-mingy... But LHD for 32-34 Fords, 55-57 Chevy and '60s-'70s muscle cars. 

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Hi Gregg,

I'm posting my conversion of the Scion Xb dashboard to left-hand drive. I'm also posting a shot of the back which shows some of the work/changes behind.

The conversion isn't perfect (or finished) but will get me past my aversion to right hand drive. (with the exception of replicating race cars.)

Would enjoy seeing more conversions, as there must be more out there.

Brian

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I own the 1:1 2006 xB and I was thinking of doing this to the Fujimi kit. But even if I do that, the wiper blades face the wrong way, and are the wrong shape to just be able to flip them around, so I'm not sure it is worth the effort.

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I know this is going to be me being stingy-mingy... But LHD for 32-34 Fords, 55-57 Chevy and '60s-'70s muscle cars. 

???? These cars only came in LHD. And what is "stingy-mingy " mean? I've never heard that term before.

Scott

 

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I am quite certain that I have seen tri-five Chevys with RHD somewhere. Have I been dreaming?

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On July 7, 2015 at 3:41 PM, Russell C said:

Tamiya Honda CRX.

 

Converted mine to LHD decades back, should have had a resin cast done first, of course...

I did that kit too!  Yes Russell, shoulda coulda woulda.  Tamiya's Honda Civic (second generation) had both L&R.

I just did Fujimi's MINI Cooper, had to create LHD dash, which wasn't hard.  Don't know if that's considered popular enough to offer.

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My problem is always the opposite of this issue, in that I need to convert every Minicraft / Revell  1:24 scale Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud that I build from LHD dashboard to RHD dashboard for England. Really I should mould and cast a resin RHD dashboard which would make the whole process a lot easier of course.

David

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Are you still making dashboards?

 

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White/ Red 50g Mould Making Silicone Putty Rubber Mold RTV Food Safe SugarcraftI've ordered some of this to see if I can make a dashboard mould myself, stay tuned!

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I found similar stuff at the local craft store. Was going to try it also.

As for the article on the dash boards, it's gotten bigger from when I started, and now I'm trying to find someone who can help with the 3D design part of the article.

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14 hours ago, Gregg said:

I found similar stuff at the local craft store. Was going to try it also.

As for the article on the dash boards, it's gotten bigger from when I started, and now I'm trying to find someone who can help with the 3D design part of the article.

Ace-Garageguy has posted a lot of information about 3D printing and seems to have some intimate knowledge of processes involved, per chance he can help?

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I don't think they ever existed in LHD, but I would like a LHD dash for the Tamiya 71/72? Skyline GT-R.

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