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Unread 12-03-2007, 07:12 PM   #1
wann495909
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right hand drive XJ

so im pretty interested in seeing some right hand drive XJ's... also is it pretty hard to comeby these or do a conversion? Thanks!

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Unread 12-04-2007, 04:02 AM   #2
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Loads in the UK!!

Here's mine:-



This was taken at a charity event in Wales earlier this year and before the AJ Super Rails and the Snorkel were fitted.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 07:00 AM   #3
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there's one a few miles down the road that i see every two weeks or so. I'll try and snap some pics next time i see it..
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Unread 12-04-2007, 08:02 AM   #4
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my friends mom is a mail carrier in a rural area and has had three right hand drive jeeps. 2 XJs and she just picked up a new wrangler . She orders them straight from the factory that way. Sorry but no pics for right now, but go to ebaymotors and search under "mail" or "postal" and sort by highest prices first and youll find yourself a couple XJs and couple TJs
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Unread 12-04-2007, 08:49 AM   #5
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I can't find the danged link - but there's a guy in the US who bought a bunch of "never assembled" RHD XJ's and is selling off all the components for them - they're factory fresh - in the crate. I suppose you could get the dash, pedal assembly and steering gear and convert one from LHD to RHD.

I stumbled across the link a few weeks ago and apparently didn't bother to save it ....

Belay that - www.discountjeepparts.com/
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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:50 AM   #6
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so im pretty interested in seeing some right hand drive XJ's... also is it pretty hard to comeby these or do a conversion? Thanks!
If you want to do a conversion from RHD to LHD or vice versa I wouldn't advise it. I have a RHD and from all the info and factory service manuals I've seen the differences are way more than just the dash, steering and pedals.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 10:08 AM   #7
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hi all in the usa here is a link to ebay uk with pics of a rhd xj for sale

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1998-JEEP-CHER...QQcmdZViewItem
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Unread 12-04-2007, 11:15 AM   #8
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If you want to do a conversion from RHD to LHD or vice versa I wouldn't advise it. I have a RHD and from all the info and factory service manuals I've seen the differences are way more than just the dash, steering and pedals.
True - unless you use a bell crank and some levers the brake MC will have to move, throttle cable routing could be a real pain, your steering box will have to be relocated as will the PS hoses, if it's an airbag vehicle there might be some complexity in which airbag gets activated under what circumstance, if it's a manual you'll be dealing with the clutch - you'll be fabricating various brackets and such - I doubt that it's a "bolt up" job. RHD will also complicate trail beta as your perspective from the drivers seat will be totally different from what others have seen passing through tough areas.

If you had (say) a wrecked or rusted RHD and a clean LHD shell so everything you'd need would be right THERE it'd be easier than trying to figure it out bit by bit -

However - RHD's are kinda neat to drive in the states - then again - a conversion (not indicated as RHD on the title) may have interesting legal implications - depending on where you live. I'd research that before I started - nothing like spending a ton of time and money modifying a vehicle and then discovering that you can't drive it on the road ...

I converted an old (1966 if memory serves) VW Bug from LHD to RHD - it was pretty simple (a bit of fabrication on the steering box, master cylinder, pedal assembly and steering column mounts) - but it was a far less complex vehicle than a somewhat modern Jeep. I did it 'cause I was bored and wanted an RHD VW.
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Unread 12-04-2007, 09:35 PM   #9
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Check out this link. There aren't any XJ's but still interesting.

www.postalpete.com
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Unread 12-05-2007, 01:45 AM   #10
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Other things to consider with a conversion are that with the steering rack change, the pitman arm would now be on the opposite side, its possbile that the draglink could just be swopped over and the same with the tierod, but the trackbar on a RHD mounts on the pumpkin side on the axle and has a different shape to the LHD model. Because the draglink would connect to the left hand side's front wheel hub, you'll also be in for a hub change. Also, the arrangement of the alternator, powersteering pump and aircon compressor is different on a RHD model and it also takes a different radiator and hoses to the LHD one.
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Unread 12-05-2007, 04:03 AM   #11
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Check out this nice Postal Jeep...and the cool Clayton bits on the front suspension: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/showt...2322&highlight
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