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Ive seen this pic before, but spotted it again today on FB, where something odd stood out to me.
they are left hand drive cars, but still have right hand drive wipers? was this normal?

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Dont know if it was normal mate but seems odd to me.I took a pic of a HG LHD at Kurri Nostalgia Festival years ago but the wipers were left hand drive situated!...

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Looks like Iraq. My FIL had a postcard from Iraq with a 55 Chev taxi, same paint scheme

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Double post sorry

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having a look at some LHD export HD and HR models they have the wipers identical to the Aust cars...so I'm suspecting it was "normal"and some LJ LHD Torana's have the wipers the opposite to the Aust cars which are reversed to the HR LHD..so makes me wonder what actually is LHD or RHD wipers??..many of the models before HQ were designed to be either LHD or RHD for exports so maybe they took wipers into consideration in the design - so it doesn't matter? in those days they were fairly ordinary anyway..:-)

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Andrew

Maybe it comes down to the regulations in the countries the cars are exported to.
Some might be fine with our RHD wipers, others might want them changed.
David

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Old is good.

too hard...here is a 64 EH with LHD wipers...supposedly for Phillipines/hawaii....https://www.quinfo.c...
and here is a HR with RHD wipers supposedly for the Phillipines as well https://www.tradeuni...
and here is a HD in Kuwait in 73 with RHD wipers..https://www.imcdb.or...... starting to over think it...time for a beer been 45deg here today but still drove the HR to work...no temp idiot light come on so must be all good ha ha

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Andrew

Looks like the Taxis that used to run around Blacktown and Richmond in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s, can’t remember their name, they had orange guards and rear quarters.

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Bryan

As Dave EH says these LHD ones are from Iraq - have Baghdad code on the plates - the interesting point is that most of the Iraqi plates had IRQ on them from around the early 90s - but there were some from the early 70s -

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Andrew

Western District Cabs was the name if I remember correctly Bryan.

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My Archived Shed

Yeah I think you’re right David. A couple of my best mates at the time had Dads and uncles that were owner/drivers at the time, I was thinking I could try and contact them, but they’re getting on in years and might’ve even dropped of the perch, which could make for awkward conversation.

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Bryan

Wasn't Cumberland Cabs was it?

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Nah mate that doesn’t ring a bell.
There was one bloke (cabbie) though that had this long, mane of a hairdo, thick beard and mo (reminds me of a couple of O.H members) he was still using a HT Prem up into the mid eighties. It was painted up in the company livery and had the gold/olive interior. It stood out amongst the more modern taxis, I used to love the fact that it was still in use.

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Bryan

yea i thought it wa sa funny one, not that ive taken a lot of notice, but would have thought wipers would be just part of the LHD build

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AL could paint a bit of red/orange with a brush on his white HK surfwagon...you know to get the Baghdad taxi look - something a little different - a conversation starter..?

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Andrew

But it already has a reddy-orange tinge under the paint. It's an HK, they call it rust.

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That’s not playing nice 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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even found a cheap set of plates for you - only 20 Iraqi Dinar which is only 2.4 Australian cents! sheesh gratitude for you..

https://iq.opensooq....

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Andrew

No Iraqi crap going on my Aussie surfwagon,only Aussie stuff😄😄👍

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An old guy in our car club said the same thing Al
He bought a rubber kit, for his EH Holden from Rear Spares turns out it’s from believe it or not
“Banladesh”
All Australian car yeah right

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My early AP5 Valiant wagon has got LHD sweep wipers where as the later Aussie bodied ones had the RHD ones. But in my case it’s easily explained, Aussie body’s weren’t ready yet so they used American or Canadian bodies.

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Bryan

I’ve served in the Middle East, East Timor, have seen Holden’s there and Singapore and been to Hong Kong
And to be honest
I never even noticed the wipers, 🤔
just got more of a surprise to see a Holden there 😎

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Most other countries are not so fussy with their car laws, that's why you see a mish-mash of LHD, RHD, etc. In China I have seen both LHD and RHD buses, makes for fun getting out of RHD bus on a LHD road!

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