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Which LHD model year and its original market?  But why? Are you going to use it as a daily driver?

Minimum items to replace or modify are:-

Timber dash

Metal dash

Steering column support

Pedals

Rack

Clutch cyl mount bracket etc

Hydraulic pipework

Loom

MPH speedo perhaps?

No doubt there is more

 

I used to look after a very early Damson '69 LHD USA spec TR6 and it was a delight, had not been messed with in any way.   The only mods the owner required were overdrive and a 3.45:1 axle. He did toy with converting to RHD but concluded it was expense for very little gain as driving on the UK roads was not a major issue.  Car now sold and lives somewhere in France.

Cheers

Peter W

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I’m in the process in swapping mine. It depends on how much you can do yourself. 
 

I have converted the existing metal dash and you can but a “refurb required” wooden dash for next to nothing. 
 

rack swap is easy- just but a RHD version

steering relocation is metal bashing and welding. 
im replacing my loom so commuted to a new one. 
 

pedal box is most difficult. I’m yet to do this so I can’t report on that. 
 

all in all not an arduous task, just time consuming. 
 

im doing mine as part of the restoration. 

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10 hours ago, Ian Eppel said:

Thanks.

Just looking at importing a 1979 from the usa.

So LHD in the uk no a problem I think.  What about adding value to the car? to convert?

Ian

 

Are you sure it's 79? AFAIK production ceased in 1976.

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I m driving a rhd in france. No problem. When i sit in the tr6 my brain swichs... I will keep it rhd as triumph are uk cars,then rhd

converting a car does nt add any value, as tr6 are so many that there is no value. It can help to sell, but it is more true for a rhd converted to lhd ad the market is much bigger for that

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My TR3 is LHD as it came back from the USA many years ago. Not a problem driving in the UK and nice when I drive it elsewhere. I would leave it as it is, drive it lots and enjoy it.

Mick

 

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few things driving RHD in LHD country would annoy me

1. passing another car

2. going thru parking garage or toll booth and ticket stub comes on LH side

3. going thru McDrive

Jochem

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29 minutes ago, Rod1883 said:

If anyone ever sees me going through a McD drive through, in LHD/RHD or any vehicle at all, then you have my permission to shoot me as it will prove I have finally lost it.

LOL food for the gods not!

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1 hour ago, JochemsTR said:

few things driving RHD in LHD country would annoy me

1. passing another car

2. going thru parking garage or toll booth and ticket stub comes on LH side

 

1 isn't a problem. 

2  isn't too bad as long as you can run round the car fast enough after paying,  to get in and drive off before the barrier closes again......... 

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4 minutes ago, RobH said:

1 isn't a problem. 

2  isn't too bad as long as you can run round the car fast enough after paying,  to get in and drive off before the barrier closes again......... 

sounds like an “it’s a knockout” game

should be added to the auto test at IWE

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I am driving a RHD her ein Germany even my first rollout with that TR ended in a frontal crash with a Volkswagen Golf. I got a new frame and was seriously thinking about a LHD-conversion. But I decided to let it like it is or get a new car. After driving that RHD-car for sixteen years now with trips covering whole west Europe including trips to its homeland I am very happy not to converse it and stayed with RHD.

Passing a car is a problem? For sure not.

But a parking garage is a problem and it pisses me off every time. But better getting upset about that than about my wife, so a perfect displacement activity.

But what I like: on small roads your are so much quicker because you can use the whole width of the street much better. And - if you are a extraordinary good looking guy like me with a tendency for a overestimating vanity - the show is always yours.

LET IT BE!

 

 

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