1. Do you do
Right Hand Drive conversions only, if I wanted to import my own F150, and if so, how
Not at this time. We offer
ready to drive away or custom built F150's, brand new.
Latest Alloy Body
2018YM Ford F150's:
We can order
your Right Hand Drive new F150. We currently now do the 2018 F150's.
buying a vehicle from you, do we get a vehicle warranty and if so, what
Every vehicle we sell comes with a minimum 3
Year, 120,000 kilometre, Vehicle Warranty. Contact us for details.
3. Do you do
new or used vehicles?
We sell Ford F150's that we purchase brand new
4. 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:
J – 2018 Year
H – 2017 Year
G – 2016 Year
F – 2015 Year
E – 2014 Year
D – 2013 Year Model
C – 2012 Year Model
B – 2011 Year Model
A – 2010 Year Model
9 – 2009 Year Model
8 – 2008 Year Model
7 – 2007 Year Model
6 – 2006 Year Model
5 – 2005 Year Model
4 – 2004 Year Model
3 – 2003 Year Model
2 – 2002 Year Model
1 – 2001 Year Model
Y – 2000 Year Model
X – 1999 Year Model
W – 1998 Year Model
V – 1997 Year Model
T – 1996 Year Model
S – 1995 Year Model
Q – 1994 Year Model
P – 1993 Year Model
N – 1992 Year Model
M – 1991 Year Model
L – 1990 Year Model
K – 1989 Year Model
J – 1988 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 2017 model vehicle could be manufactured anywhere between August 2016 and July 2017 generally.
Some dealers or sellers will advertise a vehicle being, for example, a 2012 vehicle, when actually it was ADR
compliance in Australia in 2012 but is actually a 2010 or 2011 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 an F150, 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 oldest and most experienced conversion shop in
-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, we have done Ford's,
Dodge's, Chevrolet's and others.
10. How are
your left to right hand drive conversions done?
Go to our ‘F150 Conversions’
page to read all about our RHD Conversions for F150’s.
For more in depth
information on brand new Ford F150's, go to: www.fordf150.com.au