1. Do you do
Right Hand Drive conversions only, if I wanted to import my own F150, and if so, how
Yes. We complete these
in-house at our 10,000+ square foot Sydney facility.
We perform Right Hand Drive
conversions on new F150 pickup trucks. We currently now do the 2018 F150's trucks. The F150's, 2018 Year
Model and later are currently are $40,000 + GST ($44,000 after input tax credits) for the RHD conversion
with full ADR Compliance.
2. Can you
Right Hand Drive convert and compliance new or used F150's?
We convert to right hand drive and ADR compliance new
F150's under Low-Volume ADR Compliance.
3. How long
time wise does a conversion take?
That depends on our scheduling and work load at the
time of your F150 landing in Sydney. If you are purchasing your vehicle from us we will give you an
all up time frame, which includes purchase, export documentation, shipping, and RHD conversion. If you are
purchasing your own vehicle for just the conversion and ADR compliance by us, we will need to know what month it
is arriving to schedule the conversion time frame. So contact us for current time frames according to when you
think your F150 is landing in Sydney.
4. When buying
an F150 from you, do we get a vehicle warranty and if so, what sort?
Every vehicle we sell comes with a minimum 3
Year, 120,000 kilometre, Australia Wide Vehicle Warranty as a minumum. We do either an 'in house' warranty
program or an external warranty program.
5. Do you do
new or used vehicles?
We sell Ford F150's that we purchase brand new from the
USA Ford dealers. If you are looking for a used F150, check out our ‘Importing Your Own’ page on this
website for details and information about what you should know before you do it.
6. How can I
tell the actual year model of a vehicle I own or am considering to purchase, as some dealers advertise using
various year models?
All American vehicles have
an international standard seventeen digit Vehicle Identification Number (V.I.N.). They are generally located at
the lower left side of the front windshield, as our Australian manufactured vehicles are.
The 10th digit
represents the Year Model of the vehicle you are looking at.
IMPORTANT: Don’t be misled by the actual month/year of build, or the Year the Australian
Compliance plate was fitted. The latter are tactics some unscrupulous importers and sellers do to sell an older
Year Model vehicle, claiming a later year in which the Australian compliance plate was fitted.
look at the following on any vehicle you are thinking of buying:
Count along to the tenth
(10th) digit, and look at the table below. The letter or number of that tenth digit will correspond to the model
year of that vehicle:
New Alloy bodied F150:
– 2017 Year Model
– 2016 Year Model
– 2015 Year Model
Old body shape
– 2014 Year Model
– 2013 Year Model
– 2012 Year Model
– 2011 Year Model
– 2010 Year Model
Note, that generally,
American manufactured vehicles are actually built from August of the previous year to July of their model year.
As an example, a 2015 model vehicle could be manufactured anywhere between August 2014 and July 2015 generally.
Some dealers or sellers will advertise a vehicle being, for example, a 2015 vehicle, when actually it was ADR
complianced in Australia in 2015 but is actually a 2013 or 2014 Year Model (as determined by the 10th
digit of the vehicle’s VIN). Other dealers claim to be selling a ‘new’ vehicle, when in actuality it could be a
2 year old or older vehicle, but old stock they have had for some time and could not sell yet. Get the VIN of the vehicle and look at the 10th digit of it, then look
at the table above to see what year model it actually is. If they do not want to give you the VIN, then you know
something is most likely wrong and/or it’s a scam.
7. Do you do
Currently we do not. You
will get a better price for your trade-in if you sell it privately.
8. Do you
purchase or import an older pre 1989 vehicle that I want to own?
We don’t do that anymore. We
stopped doing the older vehicles back in the 1990’s. However, here’s some information for you: With the older
pre-1989 vehicles, it depends on what sort of vehicle you have in mind. If the vehicle was manufactured prior to
January 1989, this can be done as there are no Federal compliance laws with these early vehicles, they come
under State and Territory laws. However an Import Application needs to be lodged with the Federal Transport
Department (D.O.T.A.R.S.) BEFORE you ship it from its overseas port. Without an ‘Import Approval’ from the
Federal Government, Australian Customs will NOT release the vehicle and it would have to be either re-exported
or destroyed. This applies to off-road and racing vehicles also. You need to read the Federal Circular, VSB10,
‘Importing Vehicles to Australia’.
9. I have been
doing the ‘ring around’ of companies that say they can help me with a conversion on an F150 I’m buying
myself, but it sounds like there all saying the same thing and that everyone has been in business for years they
all say, and their conversions are the best they all say. How do I tell everyone apart, what sort of questions
should I be asking?
You need to ask specific
questions, and if your still not sure about what they are telling you, then go and see them in person. The
questions you should be asking are these:
-How long has the company
and its staff been doing Right Hand Drive conversions for?
We have been performing
Right Hand Drive conversions since the late 1980’s. We are the second oldest and most experienced conversion
shop in Australia.
-Approximately how many
Right Hand Drive conversions have they performed over those years (this gives you an idea of the experience and
capability of them)?
We have performed literally
hundred’s of Right Hand Drive conversions since then, in excess of 600 vehicles, and most of those have been
10. How are
your left to right hand drive conversions done?
Go to our ‘RHD Conversions’
page to read all about our Right Hand Drive conversions for the latest Alloy Body Ford