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RHD Column shift column
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  1. #1

    Question RHD Column shift column

    Hi

    Would anyone have any idea what I can use for RHD conversion on a Chevy '72 C10 if I want to retain the column shift?
    IDIDIT offer RHD but only in Floor shift...

    If I used a LHD shift Column, could I just rotate it 180 deg? Shift and indicators would be reversed obviously, but would it create other problems?

    I dont want to put a floor shift in it as I think they look wrong.

    Any other ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

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    http://retrorack.com.au/steering-columns


    Google is your friend Aussie RHD check with LVVTA about legality first!

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    Unfortunately they only offer LHD column shift. I rang them earlier.

    Thanks

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    sorry, I thought I saw something about RHD there .

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    Why do you need to rotate the column?

    Canít you just move it across to the right-hand side and leave the shifter on the right-hand side of the column?

    There should be plenty of room for the shifter between the column and the door.

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    This thread has a RHD C10 done in Aussie that has the shifter on the right of the column.

    http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=582778




    You will also need a cross-over linkage on the trans to hook up the RHD column-shift to the transmission.

    These were used on factory RHD Chevs and Pontiacs sold here.


    http://www.chevytalk.org/fusionbb/sh...php?tid/340428

    http://www.usmuscle.com.au/Forum/showthread.php?t=13047

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    Hi
    Thanks for the response.

    I didn't mention it in this thread but I'm going to be running a LS3/4L80e. Could I just operate it with a cable? If so I may not need a cross over linkage? Route the cable over the trans?

    Yep the lever should clear the door if I didn't rotate it. I was mainly concerned with the shift mechanism at the bottom of the column being on the right rather than the left or is this not really an issue either?

    Forgive me if my questions are stupid but this is the first time Ive attempted a project like this its always been 4 cylinders and bikes in the past...
    I told someone I was planning on using the LHD column shift and they said it wouldn't work but never told me why.

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    I don't see any reason why you can't 180 the stock column, stick it over on the right side & run a cable to the left side of the 4L80! That's what I'd be doing to keep the mirror image classic look. It's going to take a little surgery on the column for a seven position detent plate but I'd use the stock location that'll now be on the bottom then build a new pointer window up top.That sort of shit has been the Kiwi way for years!
    Go for it Mate, you don't need to re-engineer the wheel here.
    Sid.

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    OK thanks, I wont be able to get to the truck for another couple of weeks. Appreciate the advice.
    Mat

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