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Right Hand Drive TA

This is a discussion on Right Hand Drive TA within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i was amazed when i saw this one http://autospeed.com/cms/title_Top-D...4/article.html...

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    Interesting article. If you hit the link at the bottom it goes to the company in Australia that does the conversions from left drive to right drive. Some cool pics of work they have done. It just goes to show that for the right amount of money anything is possible no matter where you live.....
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    Damn nice work on the conversions. I assume "electric hood" is Aussie speak for what we call a trunk?

    (Never mind -- I'll take a "duh" on that one. I was thinking the electric hatch in our car, not the top)
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    I went back and re-read the article again. Here are a few interesting quotes:

    "The concept of open-air motoring and good ol' fashion grunt power has been effectively fused together to create this immensely enjoyable lifestyle machine."

    "Fuel consumption is expectedly horrendous at around 17-litres per 100 km/h - lucky there's a 64-litre fuel tank (5-litres larger than those found in earlier models)."

    "WS6 TA convertibles are quite rare, however - good luck trying to find one to Australia."

    "With the electric ragtop buzzed down, the TA overwhelms the senses with the wind ripping through your hair and the beat of the bent eight bring along its tune out back. It's easy to get in and never, never want to get out."

    "The TA's body muscles glisten from a mile away - there's certainly no mistaking it for a delicately sculpted Japanese or sophisticated Euro convertible. "

    "as reported by one American road tester, "getting out of a 'Vette into a Trans Am is like moving from an easy chair onto a wooden stool."

    you get the idea.....

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    check out the lt1 styled taillights with orange sections and the different drls... interesting

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    I always get a kick outta seeing the export version of taillights. Its just amazes me for some reason.

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    i think the bump on the right side in the floor would bug me. hell it even bugs me when i ride shotgun in an f-body just because of that

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    the fact that the pass- well now driverside mirror lens is missing.

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    2000 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible Fast Facts...
    Standard LS1 V8 sounds great and offers good acceleration
    Poor fuel economy
    Easy to use electric hood
    Best used as a fun weekender
    Looks fantastic - guaranteed to turn heads
    Build quality not great
    Expensive

    i disagree with half of those

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    It interesting to see the brake master cylinder on the RH side and the A/C line going to the LH side. Also did anyone notice the repeater turn signal lamps a few inches forward of the doors?

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    i'd spend 4 seconds in the 1/4 just trying to shift the damn thing...have somebody else ride in the passenger seat to shift for me haha

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    0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds? Guess the right hand drive makes it a lot slower lol...

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    very neat!

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    is the legal to drive a modded right hand drive.

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    i recall somebody on here either building this, or posting pics of the process....

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    2000 Pontiac Trans Am Convertible Fast Facts...
    Standard LS1 V8 sounds great and offers good acceleration
    Poor fuel economy
    Easy to use electric hood
    Best used as a fun weekender
    Looks fantastic - guaranteed to turn heads
    Build quality not great
    Expensive



    anything ELSE ?haha

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