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#827468 - Sat Feb 18 2012 11:27 AM introduce myself and a question
Laureano Offline
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Registered: Thu Feb 16 2012 07:48 PM
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Loc: Villa Ramallo, Buenos Aires, A...
Hi everyone, my name is Laureano from Argentina.
First of all I want to say thanks for receiving me here. My english isn't very good so sorry for that.

I need you to help me because two months ago I've bought a 1939 master deluxe car. Nowadays it's not a car anymore such as the previous owner cought the cab and made it a light duty truck with it.
The problem is that it has the steering wheel and the pedals on the right side, here in Argentina we can't drive like that. So i'd like you to help me to change that.

What do I have to do to acomplish that mission secret? jeje


i hope you can help me.

Thanks again.
Laureano.

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#827514 - Sat Feb 18 2012 03:43 PM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: Laureano]
tcox Offline
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Loc: East Tennessee
That will be a boatload of work - huge project. You may need a "donor" frame with left side steering on a compatible wheelbase. I'm already lost just trying to imagine how to do that. Good luck with your project.

By the way - welcome to the Bolt !!!


Edited by tcox (Sat Feb 18 2012 03:44 PM)
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#827520 - Sat Feb 18 2012 04:14 PM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: tcox]
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From what has been done already, I assume you are not concerned with originality. This one might be a good candidate for a Mustang II front suspension if that kind of thing is available in Buenos Aires.
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#827722 - Sun Feb 19 2012 07:14 AM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: FriedGreenTmater]
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Hola Laureano. Bienvienido a la pagina Stovebolt.

El Ingles es mejor que mi Espanol.

You know, this is an interesting situation as I was just looking at the Blue Funk's frame. The area where the steering box bolts to the frame has holes in exactly the same spot on the opposite frame rail. I thought wow- that must be for other countries that use opposite steering. Am I wrong?

Entiendes Laureano? Yo no hables Inglish del todo bien.

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#827931 - Sun Feb 19 2012 05:35 PM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: Davey Do]
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FriedGreenTmater:

obviously you're right, originality is not the most important thing form me, however, i'd like to mantain the original mechanical parts (engine, transmision,etc).
Even if I wanted to do what you said, its impossible to get mustang parts here in Argentina. jeje we just see yours on tv and dream.

Davey do:

I've noticed what you said too. I think that as the same trucks where sold in England and here, they should use the same frame.
I'm going to try and if I get succes I'll do a tutorial of that.

Thanks everyone for receiving me!
Laureano.

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#828739 - Wed Feb 22 2012 09:45 AM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: Laureano]
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From what I've seen most manufacturers (especially Ford who is big in England) design cars to be right or left drive and seem to be compatible to the switch. Some parts (steering) must be exchanged. You'll gain a lot of engineering experience before your task is finished.
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#829141 - Thu Feb 23 2012 05:14 PM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: BIG CHEVY 3600]
Laureano Offline
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Im sure I will!!
Im looking for the manuals, (owners and garage one)because it has a lot of missing parts. And i dont know wich.
If any of you has them for downloading woulkd be great.

Thanks again.

Laureano.
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#829522 - Fri Feb 24 2012 09:21 PM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: Laureano]
randy luton Offline
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Passenger car 1939 owner's manual and other info here
http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/index.htm
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#829997 - Sun Feb 26 2012 01:55 PM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: randy luton]
gazim Offline
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Well I can't help Laureano but we welcome all foreign bolters.
Nice to hear from you
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#830042 - Sun Feb 26 2012 05:11 PM Re: introduce myself and a question [Re: gazim]
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AFAIK all the right drive cars and trucks were assembled in Canada for overseas shipment, although there may have been an assembly plant in Brazil that did it too .... for the years that I've seen the assembly manuals, they show details for both right and left drive ... don't think I've ever seen a 30's assembly manual tho

Bill
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