Are LHD and RHD van parts compatible?

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by FrCrilly, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. FrCrilly

    FrCrilly Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2008
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi All,

    I’m thinking of buying a left hand drive Ford Transit Motorhome. Just a query, are dismantled parts for a right hand drive Ford Transit compatible with those of a left hand drive. I’m concerned that all parts will be mirror imagined and hence many may not compatible.

    Any help with the above will be greatly appreciated. Thanks In Advance for all responses.
     
  2. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,547
    Likes Received:
    5,600
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Ther will be many parts that will be LHD only. and not all conected with the steering,
    a comprehensive list is not possible
    However the vast majority will be generic and suit both LHD and RHD
    the main ares for concern will be steering obviously but a few engine and bulkhead mounted componants too
    If we can keep all the Yank RVs on the road a LHD Ford Transit should be relitivley simple:thumb:
    Geo
     
  3. bevo

    bevo Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2008
    Messages:
    218
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    north west
    lhd

    in my humble opinion.
    all the parts under the bonnet and along the chassis will be more or less the same just in different places.
    and as geo says the difference will be in the steering column where things can get complicated.
    but any good mechanic would have no problem whatsoever.
    if it's a good buy don't be afraid.
     
Loading...

Share This Page