Ford F150, 2015 and later Year Models, Right Hand Drive – RHD - Conversions & ADR Compliance:

 

-Great price: $38,000*  

(*after input tax credits).

 

-Most experienced anywhere: RHD conversions since 1989  

 

 

We have performed hundreds and hundreds of Right hand Drive conversions, including (since 1989) Ford, GM, Dodge and other makes. 

 

We perform the Ford F150, 2015 & later Year Models, RHD conversion and ADR Compliance, in Low Volume-New compliance. RAW's used compliance in late 2016, call us to discuss.

 

Please also see the ‘Importing Your Own’ section of this site for more in depth information pertaining to purchasing a Ford F150 yourself, or see the ‘Order a New F150’ section of this site if you want our company to take care of that for you.  

 

Our exclusive RHD F150 conversion features everything you wish for in a truly outstanding professional Right Hand Drive re-engineered F150:  

 

          We utilise our own State-of-the-Art Rapid Prototype Development (RPD) equipment that we own and use in-house

            (not  outsourced), including our 3D scanning capability, 3D CAD design and CAD reverse engineering, huge format

            (biggest in the country) 3D printing machine and also our plastic injection machine technology, all performed in house.

            Truly cutting-edge Reverse Engineering technology capability for Right Hand Drive vehicle re-engineering for our F150

            vehicles, and other American models we do; 

  

          Electric Rack & Pinion Steering utilizing the factory internals and electronics for maximum reliability and correct turning

            circle and factory lock to lock turns, plus using the factory steering column unmodified right down the the new RHD electric

            rack & pinion steering; 

 

          LH Door Keyless Keypad is relocated to the RH Drivers side door post and the Left Hand passengers door post has no hole

            or fillerpanel, it retains a factory finish; 

 

          Exclusive Voice Activated Satellite Navigation with Australian mapping installed and Australian voice; 

 

          BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) and Cross-Traffic Alert Systemretains the Amber light in both side view mirrors, it is

            not deleted; 

 

          Transmission shifter in the console moved to RH Driver's side;  

 

          The transmission shifter retains the 'PNDSL' display, it is not deleted;  

 

          The 'PNDSL' transmission shifter display is relocated to the RH side of the shifter, not left on the left side of it, for a mirror

            reverse finish; 

 

          The factory LH drivers seat memory switch and related componentsare all relocated to the Australian drivers side so that

            the Australian RH drivers seat memory seat functions correctly;    

 

          The 4 Wheel Drive High/Low/2WD selector switch moved to the RH driver's side;   

 

          The 110 volt power outlets in the dash and rear of the centre consolehave been changed to Australian 240 volt power

            outlets (Australian Standards Compliant) and is powered for 240 volts supply through our exclusive transformer, installed

            by licenced electrician;   

 

          The dashboard retains the main and secondary factory glove compartments;  

 

          The dashboard tops feature factory stitching as original finish; 

 

          The passenger side airbag is unseen, as per the factory finish, not seen as some others may offer;  

 

          The passenger side airbag also has the 'AIRBAG' word embossed into it as per the factory finish for that extra professional

            touch;  

 

          We alter the Drivers (& Passengers) power window and mirror switches to function correctly through the use of a custom

            ECU module; 

 

          Exterior mirrors align with the RH side driver for a factory exterior look through a new mounting component, not by just

            modified fold-in adjustment 'click-stop'; 

 

          It retains the rear factory air conditioning system which functions as per factory and heated rear seats; 

 

          Our F150 RHD conversion has all 6 Safety airbags retainedand functioning; 

 

          Our F150 RHD conversion retains all 5 seats for Registration; 

 

          Our F150 RHD conversion retains all three factory rear seat Child Restraint Anchorages and they have been tested to  

            Australian Standards to comply, they are not deleted; 

 

          Our F150 RHD conversion retains the rear factory 'Hayman Reese' type towbar and has been tested to the maximum

            Australian rating (of 4.5 tonnes/4,500 kg's) and is placard certified as such;  

 

          Our F150 RHD conversion includes an Australian 7-pin electrical towing plug which is wired through our custom ECU

            module to function correctly;  

 

          Vehicle is RHD converted at our premises in Sydney, Australia, not overseas 

 

          We have decades of experience in the RHD conversion industry, 

          28 Years of Right Hand Drive conversion experience and more than  

          35+ Years of Automotive experience 

 

 

 

We’ll cover below the points that you need to know about our F150 pickup truck RHD conversions (& ADR Compliance) and RHD conversions in general. 

 

We will cover these relevant topics: 

  • Price:                 Everyone always wants to know ‘how much?’ and what it does and doesn’t include.   
  • Experience:         How much conversion experience do we have?  
  • Warranty:             Is there a warranty and what is it if so?  
  • Time it takes:     The time it takes to do one?  
  • Paperwork:         What do I need to know before buying an F150 in relation to the RHD conversion? 
  • Quality:                 What is the quality of the finished product? 
  • Quality control:  How is the quality controlled over time?  
  • Benefits of ours:  What are the differences to other conversions out there?  

Our current pricing is $38,000*  

(*after input tax credits)  

 

Price:

We convert your F150, 2015 and later Year model for: $38,000 after input tax credits* *see bottom of page ($38,000 + GST).

 

We can offer reasonable prices due to increased efficiency relating to our all ‘in-house’ design and manufacturing capabilities, we do not ‘farm out’ componentry such as dashboards, HVAC systems, etc, to other suppliers. It is also due to other factors, such as our own 'in house' 3D scanning, 3d huge format printing and reverse engineering capabilities. Our components are not ‘one-off’ items, we utilise laser cut and OEM type componentry in all of our Ram conversions. All of the above brings the total ‘man-hours’ and cost required down considerably, and we pass those savings onto you, the customer.  

 

Experience: 

Our RHD conversion experience dates back to the late 1980’s, we have been performing Right Hand Drive conversions ever since then.  

 

Warranty: 

If you are buying your own F150 and importing it, and having us perform the RHD conversion and ADR compliance, then we also provide a 12 month warranty, backed by US Autos Sydney. Please call us for more details. 

 

We also have online access for: 

  • Parts   
  • Service Manuals  
  • VIN decoding   
  • RRT’s/Recall’s  
  • And more Ford F150 direct data information systems.  

Time it takes?: 

With the F150 pickups, it depends on our workload but around 8 weeks or less is what you can expect. So please call us as it does depend on when you think your F150 is arriving if purchasing your own and importing it. Some shops quote 5 weeks and in reality we’ve seen 6 to 12 months elsewhere over the last 20 years or so of being in the RHD conversion business. Be informed, don't be misled or BS’d! 

 

Paperwork?: 

Each and every RHD Conversion and ADR Compliance customer we deal with has a written agreement in place, which ensures what the customer receives, no handshake deals like some others. 

 

Before buying your F150, please call us as once it is purchased, you need an Import Approval, which you cannot do yourself (as you can in pre-1989 vehicles). Please see the ‘Import Your Own F150’ section of this site for more in depth information pertaining to this subject. 

 

Quality: 

Below is how we, after nearly thirty years of performing RHD conversions, do our conversions to the highest standards, so that it not only is cosmetically correct, but even more importantly drives correctly and does everything it should do as it did when it was Left Hand Drive, and still does so for hundreds of thousands of kilometres of driving and use: 

 

Steering system: 

Our steering system utilises part of the OEM electric steering rack that is standard on these new Alloy Body F150's.

It uses billet parts and incorporates the ESC factory functions so it is a seamless transition to RHD. 

It has the same feel, steering lock to lock, steering geometry, durability and turning circle of the original vehicle.  

 

The system though does not, by design, use the following (like some others out there): 

  • It does not move components on the F150 engine, which can result in thrown serpentine (fan) belts, at the worst possible times, and it does not utilise a non-genuine Ford F150 serpentine (fan) belt, it uses the original F150 belt.  
  • It does not utilise ‘home-made’ or ‘one-off’ steering parts  
  • It does not utilise modified tie rods, or tie rods from different makes/models, which besides possibly causing incorrect steering geometry, could be a real hassle when maintenance or replacement of these ‘one-off’ items is required.   
  • It does not use two right angle mitre boxes behind the firewall that some use. This can cause issues such as less room for the HVAC system (air conditioner) which can result in a lower flow rate, can also cause the steering wheel not returning to centre after turning a corner. We have seen these systems with excessive amounts of wheel alignment negative 'camber' in a crotch to attempt to compensate for this possible issue, which still does not work as factory and can cause excessive front tyre wear. 
  • It does not have a non-factory steering geometry, or incorrect steering geometry (ours is exactly factory specs), which can cause bad driver control of the vehicle through ‘bump steer’ issues and worse, right down to high rates of premature front tyre wear and scrubbing.   

 

Air-conditioning and Demister system (HVAC): 

Our RHD F150 conversion utilises the factory HVAC box, modified to retain the original (OEM) F150 evaporator and heater core. It also utilises the original servo motors for air ducting control. The demister system retains the factory system in place, including the important demisting to the front-side drivers and passenger’s windows so they demist the windows so the driver can still see out of the exterior mirrors high humidity times. The original ducting is retained. Flow rates are comparable or higher than the OEM flow rates. The air conditioning system also retains the volumetric efficiency, in other words it keeps the original HVAC volume to cool (or heat) the volume of the interior cabin of the Dodge it was originally designed for. It retains the original temperature rates for cooling (& heating) as original. It also does not, when in cooling mode, heat up in conjunction with the engine temperature, as inferior RHD systems might due to poor design. It also retains the ‘split’ system of the original F150 models (when so equipped), with correct orientation of the dial Left and Right, enabling the front system to be independent, Left to Right sides. It also retains the OEM Ford F150 pollen filter, which is serviceable from the engine bay very easily.

 

In point form, our air-conditioning/demister (HVAC) systems do: 

  • Retain the original (OEM) flow rates through all of the dashboard air conditioning vents, and the demisting system.  
  • Retain the OEM Ford F150 pollen filter and in a serviceable location.   
  • Retain the original heater core and A/C evaporator core  
  • Retain the OEM HVAC box, modified to RHD, and original servo motors  
  • Retain the original volumetric flow for the cabin as originally designed by the factory  
  • Retain the original ‘split’ system functions of the F150 factory split (Left and Right side) climate control (when so equipped from the factory) 

The system though does not, by design (like some others out there): 

  • It does not (the cooling part of the air-conditioner/HVAC system) heat up (temperature rises) in relation to engine temperature, which a poorly designed system will do.  
  • It does not have decreased flow rates through the dash vents.  
  • It does not combine the split system (when so equipped from the factory) into one system, unlike the original OEM split system works  
  • It does not have hand bent aluminium A/C lines, all new A/C lines are purpose manufactured from new lines. Hand-bending of aluminium A/C lines can result in cracking from fatigue, causing loss of refrigerant and the stopping of the A/C system functioning.   

In short, it functions in every aspect the same as what it did when in Left Hand Drive form.

 

Dashboard/Instrument Panel: 

Our Right Hand Drive (RHD) dashboard/instrument panel is not a one or two piece fibreglass dash as has been around the industry over the years.  

 

Our RHD F150 dashboard retains the factory features, such as all demisting vents, hidden passenger’s airbag, the factory Integrated Trailer Brake control (when so equipped), the factory placement, in exactly mirror location, of the steering column, the factory mirrored placement of the handbrake release, the factory leatherette and ‘soft-touch’ feel of the upper dashboard assembly, and the factory gaps and tolerances of the dashboard. It also has the 4-wheel drive and power outlet mirrored in placement so the driver can easily reach the 4 wheel drive electronic selector switch, as per the factory dashboard.  

 

Our Right Hand Drive F150 dashboard/Instrument Panel does not have the following:

·          It does not utilise a fibreglass dashboard.

·          It does not delete the hidden passengers airbag as produced by the factory, our RHD dashboards utilise the same hidden passengers airbag on the top left side of the dash, no ugly airbag ‘lids’ that are very noticeable and/or of poor quality design. Our dashboard retains the hidden airbag on the passenger’s side. 

·          It does not delete the factory ‘Integrated Trailer Brake Controller’, it retains it, and locates it in an exact mirrored placement, just as the factory placement was when in Left Hand Drive form. 

·          It does not delete the ‘soft-touch’ feel of the upper dashboard, our RHD F150 dashboards retain the padded section beneath the factory type leatherette material. 

·          It does not have non-factory gap’s, our RHD Ford F150 dashboard retains factory gaps for an overall very high quality look.    

·          It does not have non-factory steering column placement, which results in the steering wheel being out of centre to the driver and the driver’s seat. It is in centre to the driver’s seat, as per the factory.  

 

Other parts of the RHD conversion: 

  • Firewalls: laser-cut and folded, fully welded and factory colour painted  
  • Factory metric instrument clusters utilised (200 km/  
  • Engine bay wiring is not reworked, is as original and tidy as was factory.  
  • No A/C lines hand bent, all are purpose manufactured new.  
  • Wiper system is mirrored and new RHD arms are utilised, not hand-made wiper arms.   
  • The passenger exterior mirror is altered for drivers view by utilising a factory looking ‘wedge’ which repositions it for correct driver viewing, without having to re-do the locking system, for a factory look, or worse, not having it modified at all.

 Quality control:

We are an ISO 9001:2008 Quality Assured Company with which means that our Quality Management System has been developed and implemented to the highest standards. We have regular Quality Control audits, which ensure consistent quality methods. 

 

We are also: 

  • A Federally Licenced ‘Test Facility’ (by V.S.S. Department of the Federal Government)   
  • A Federally Licenced ‘Production Facility’ (by V.S.S. Department of the Federal Government)   
  • A Federally Licenced ‘Design Facility’ (by V.S.S. Department of the Federal Government)   

 

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Our conversions go through a rigorous standard of quality control on all systems. This starts before, and then during the conversion process. Once RHD converted however, it is then checked several times, firstly by one of our staff, then by our Engineer or Vehicle Inspection Signatory, then by an RTA approved AUVIS station (if to be registered in NSW), and then again by the State or Territory registration authority with a 'third tier'  inspection (RMS if in NSW). Our conversion company is ISO9001:2008 Accredited, which means you have another fifth method of quality control.

 

 

Benefits of our RHD Conversion?: 

  • Resale value. Our RHD Converted F150’s will retain a high resale due to the quality and longevity of our company in the RHD conversion industry. We’ve seen many companies come and go since 1989 when we first began it all, few have the experience and longevity to be there down the road in years to come, and that affects resale value in a positive light for our customers and their vehicles. There are a lot of new companies coming into this market to make profits, how long will they be around? who knows…  
  • We back up what we do. Our RHD conversions are performed by our experienced RHD conversion staff, and are not ‘farmed out’ to someone else partly or wholly, or overseas. Any warranty work, if that should arise, is performed by our staff, unlike some who are just ‘salesman’ selling a conversion performed by someone else, here or overseas. A few have likely never converted anything themselves ever, so how do you expect to have them perform specialist warranty work by them farming it out to generalised non-specialist mechanical workshops and have it correctly performed?      

 

In short, our RHD conversion experience has enabled us to deliver a factory experience for the owner after our RHD conversion. It retains: 

  • All of the road feel, drivers steering feel, for hundreds of thousands of kilometres, as proven by hundreds of vehicles we have RHD converted since 1989.  
  • The factory turning circle, steering geometry, and original parts replacement. The steering system is just as the factory steering for feel and road performance and geometry.  
  • Factory air conditioner and demisting vents, and factory air-conditioning performance.  
  • Factory finish and cosmetically correct RHD dashboard, without deletion of vital parts needed by the driver for safety, and mirrored placement of controls for easy driver reach, for comfort and safety.  
  • Other factory items, such as hidden passengers airbag, soft touch dash feel, factory dashboard gaps, are not deleted but retained.            

 

We have a very high level of customers who come back year after year to have us do their next American vehicle, and a high level of referrals by prior customers to new customers, so we know we can do the same for you. 

Call us for your next Ford F150 to be RHD converted by the Right Hand Drive conversion specialist’s!  

Great price - $38,000, after input tax credits. 

Most experienced - since 1989.    

 

*GST credits (input tax credits): You can claim a credit for the GST included in the price of goods or services (the inputs) you buy for use in your business, unless you use the purchase to make input-taxed sales. 

If you use the purchase partly for private purposes, you will not be able to claim a credit for the full amount of GST, only for the amount that relates to business use.