Why VDC

At VDC we have been providing high quality conversions, involving significant local manufacturing content to the public and government fleets since 1992. We specialize in RHD conversions of F-150 and Super Duty F250 through to F-550 trucks and Mustang.

Why VDC –

  • We hold full volume compliance on Super Duty F-250 through to F-550. We also hold RAWS compliance and Low Volume New compliance on the F-150 range.
  • VDC manages every aspect of design, manufacture and fitting of components in order to convert the vehicles from left-hand drive to right-hand drive.
  • VDC Super Duty Trucks are fully ADR (Australian Design Rules) compliant.
  • VDC is ISO 9001:2008 certified.
  • VDC and its Detroit subsidiary Vehicle Development Enterprises Inc. (VDE) have modified over 2,200 F Series trucks
  • VDC’s right hand Super Duty conversion has undergone and passed a 5000 mile (8,047 km) enhanced durability test at Chelsea Proving ground, Michigan.
  • VDC’s right hand drive conversion has undergone and passed a 30,000 km durability test in outback Australia
  • VDC’s Super Duty trucks have completed 1,000,000’s of kilometres in service in Australia.

VDC’s Super Duty right hand drive componentry has undergone extensive independent testing:

  • Accelerator Pedal & Bracket Finite Element Analysis (FEA) testing
  • Hand Brake Assembly & Bracket FEA testing
  • Power Steering Pump Bracket (RHD) FEA testing
  • A/C Compressor Spacer Idler Pulley Bracket (RHD) FEA testing
  • Idler Box & Arm vs. Pitman Arm (RHD) FEA testing
  • Cross Car Beam (RHD vs. OEM) FEA testing
  • Cross Car Beam Torsion (RHD vs OEM) FEA testing
  • Cross Car Beam Compression (RHD vs. OEM) FEA testing
  • RH Frame Rail and Steering Gear Bracket FEA testing
  • Firewall & Floor Pan & Brake Support Bracket FEA testing
  • Windshield Defrosting and Defogging System Compliance testing
  • Hydraulic Brake Systems testing
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion for Driver Controls and Displays
  • Accelerator Pedal Bracket Stress/Displacement study
  • Hand Brake Bracket Stress/Displacement Study
  • Idler Pulley Bracket Stress/Displacement Study
  • Power Steering Pump Bracket Stress/displacement Study
  • Cross Car Beam Bending Comparison – RHD Program vs. LHD Production
  • Idler Arm Bending Load Comparison – RHD Idler Arm vs. LHD Production Pittman Arm
  • Steering Gear Box Assembly – Stress/displacement Study
  • Lab Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion of Selected Components
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion for Ride, Handling, Steering and NVH
  • Accelerator Control Systems Compliance testing
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion for Exterior Side Mirrors
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion for Brake lines
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive conversion for Interior Component Flammability
  • Engineering assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion for HVAC Air Flow & Temperature
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive conversion for Foot Brake
  • Hydraulic Brake Systems Foot Park Brake 20% Grade Performance
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive for Transmission Shift Lever Sequence, Starter interlock, and Transmission Brake Effect
  • Floor Pan Comparison – RHD Program vs. LHD Production
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion of Inadvertent Air Bag Deployment
  • Engineering Assessment of VDC Right Hand Drive Conversion for Turning Diameter
  • Validation Demonstration for Ford F550 Right Hand Drive Conversion
  • Windshield Wiping and washing Systems compliance

For the customer, each and every conversion is a new vehicle. Buyers expect the car to look, feel and behave as though it has come right off the production line. The demands placed on product quality and finish is as high for VDC’s converted vehicles as they are with the original.

We believe that if you own a VDC F-Series conversion, you’ll be converted for life.