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    I have the chance of an "as new" lhd 1.3 mk1 car. Can I build my rhd parts into the shell ? My experiance tells me that all rhd cars are lhd conversions. am I correct and if so has anyone done it ?

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    get it any way, LHD cars arnt that bad.

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    I read somewhere that the left hookers actually drive better anyway

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    lhd MK1s are the best i wish i had one get it and keep it lhd plus its rarer

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    the brakes are better on LHD ones.

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    As AxlFoley says the brakes are a bit better, becuaes the master cylinder is on the same side as the pedal on LHD cars, rather than connected via a linkage as on RHD cars.
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    Nah, the brakes are a LOT better Especially when you add 16V servo, calipers and discs

    IMO keep as LHD, but conversion is pretty straight forward save for a few brackets for pedals (inc cross linkage), steering column and elongated dash loom.
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    LHD Cars can handle better as they tend to be better balanced left to right.

    Some guy in the VW Cup converted his RHD to LHD for balance.

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