Freq uently Asked Q uestions:   

  

 

1. Do you do Right Hand Drive conversions only, if I wanted to import my own F150, and if so, how much? 

Yes. We complete these in-house at our 10,000+ square foot Sydney facility.  

 

F150's: 

We perform Right Hand Drive conversions on new F150 pickup trucks. We currently now do the 2015 and 2016 F150's trucks. The F150's, 2015 Year Model and later are currently are $38,000 + GST ($38,000 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. RAW's Compliance for used 2015 and 2016 Year Model F150's coming late 2016. Call us to enquire.

 

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. Be informed, 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: 

H        – 2017 Year Model 

G        – 2016 Year Model 

F        – 2015 Year Model 

 

Old body shape F150:

E        – 2014 Year Model 

D        – 2013 Year Model 

C        – 2012 Year Model 

B        – 2011 Year Model 

A        – 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 Trade In's? 

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 Dodge’s. 

 

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 F150.