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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:21 pm 
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Hiyas,

Just got my hands on a newish ford transit with the indicator stalk on the left hand side.

I was wondering if this can be converted to have the switches swapped so that its on the right hand side - like a bloody normal car!

Damn these imports!

Anyone know if the parts are available to do this, or am I stuck with some gay european/american crap. (Don't even know what country this layout originates from)

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:28 pm 
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Probably not, if you swap the stalks the pictures that are on them will face the wrong way. You could try retro fitting a boxcar or EL stalk.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:31 pm 
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Yeah, problem is that its my work van - so I really can't modify it in any way that I can't quickly reverse when it goes in for a service. I'm not worried about the pics, as long as its not dead obvious.

Any ford spare parts ppl in here? I know you're there somewhere! :P

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:07 pm 
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i doubt it, being a work van i wouldnt be fiddling around with other peoples stuff, id say get used to it and when they come to replace it suggest they get a hiace/falcon ute or something

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:14 pm 
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there must be a way cos i've sold cortina indictator and wiper stalks to transit owners. i think it's done with a mk1 escort or cortina ignition assembly. then u just have to wire up a headlight switch.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 4:35 pm 
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just get used to it. is it really worth the hassel?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:01 pm 
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of course....... i drive both frequently - its not something you can "get used to" when you need to quickly duck in and out of city traffic. May as well swap the gas and brake pedals while they're at it.

Are the cortina stalks almost the same as the 2003 transit ones?

As long as it will physically fit inside the column shroud, making it sit there will be a breeze.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:13 pm 
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tired turning it 180?

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 10:46 pm 
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Trying to modify it as little as possible, but definately thought about it - the stalks would point too low then.

Thinking of just gutting a broken wiper switch and mechanically linking the left and right stalks.

It needs to be quickly interchangeable with the original layout for when it goes in for services.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 12:36 am 
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EBGizmo wrote:

Are the cortina stalks almost the same as the 2003 transit ones?



have no idea. never seen a 2003 transit stalk.

i reckon they're a prick too when back to front. everytime u go around a corner the wipers come on

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:09 pm 
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I used to work at a ford dealership and our courtesy bus was a brand new transit turbo diesel.. you get used to it after a while. Occasionally i'd hop in my falcon and flick the wipers on to go around a corner lol.
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Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:11 pm 
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GlennAUII wrote:
I used to work at a ford dealership and our courtesy bus was a brand new transit turbo diesel.. you get used to it after a while. Occasionally i'd hop in my falcon and flick the wipers on to go around a corner lol.


LOL, yeah I've a Transit too and have the same fun when I get in the EB.

Forget the fiddle, you got more to worry about when driving a Transit.
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