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    The Japanese and other auto industries have coped for decades with the problem of making cabins and instrument panels and steering gear for both sides; they simply run multiple lines or run a factory floor dedicated to LHD or RHD, as required. Cars like the VW Golf have floors and instrument panels designed to accept either side steering wheel and associated linkage. In a lot of cases, the hardware is identical and all that changes is the plastic moulding for instrument panel surrounds and a few bits of trim. When the car is being built, it's future as a lefty or righty is decided well before metal is cut and the appropriate holes are made. In the case of AFVs, the location of the driving seat is determined by the location of the engine, drive train and routing of controls. Drivers tend to be able to get used to anything....

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    I well remember my old MGB had a symmetrical body-shell, with rubber grommets blocking holes as appropriate.
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    The Golf has / had cutouts stamped in the floorpan so that the left and right sides were mirror images and the appropriate cutout was then removed as the shell was being assembled.......the rubber bungs were always going adrift. I knew a few MGB owners in my time who always delighted at finding water inside the car;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneToTheCanner View Post
    The Golf has / had cutouts stamped in the floorpan so that the left and right sides were mirror images and the appropriate cutout was then removed as the shell was being assembled.......the rubber bungs were always going adrift. I knew a few MGB owners in my time who always delighted at finding water inside the car;-)
    If you wanted a watertight car, you didn't buy an MG!
    'He died who loved to live,' they'll say,
    'Unselfishly so we might have today!'
    Like hell! He fought because he had to fight;
    He died that's all. It was his unlucky night.
    http://www.salamanderoasis.org/poems...nnis/luck.html

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    Yep Rover SD1 had a strategically placed vent on the passenger side dashboard so the steering column could be passed through it for LHD conversions

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    Last edited by Rocinante; 10th March 2020 at 19:00.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UniSol View Post
    Yep Rover SD1 had a strategically placed vent on the passenger side dashboard so the steering column could be passed through it for LHD conversions
    I drove one of those for about a year and never noticed

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    Will they replace the Mercs and the Dafs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Will they replace the Mercs and the Dafs?
    Mercs, DAFs and Iveco's.

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    Have we 4x4 Ivecos?
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    Yes. Think they’re all in Dublin. Possibly 1 or two in bal
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    Quote Originally Posted by na grohmiti View Post
    Have we 4x4 Ivecos?
    Only for the last 10 years
    "Well, stone me! We've had cocaine, bribery and Arsenal scoring two goals at home. But just when you thought there were truly no surprises left in football, Vinnie Jones turns out to be an international player!" (Jimmy Greaves)!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truck Driver View Post
    Only for the last 10 years
    17 years. They are 2003 reg

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    Have not seen them. Are they tcv or gun towing? Only merc and scania down this way.
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    They’re TCV and the squadron have two as stores trucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by apc View Post
    Linky no worky.
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    That linky no worky neither
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    The Italians are flat out using their military trucks to deliver the dead to crematoria all around Lombardy. Apparently, the funeralhomes are stacking them high to keep up with the need for rapid cremation.

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