CONVERSION PROCESS

Our conversion process consists of seven stages:

Stage 1: Preparation
Stage 2: Stripping
Stage 3: Steering Set Up
Stage 4: Electrics Fitting
Stage 5: Trim Refitting
Stage 6: Finishing and QA
Stage 7: Delivery
Stage 1: Preparation
  1. Wash
  2. Inspect
  3. Apply protective film
  4. Take vehicle through administration review
  5. Schedule preparation of JIT parts
Stage 2: Stripping
  1. Remove urea tank
  2. Strip exterior
  3. Strip interior
  4. Wrap and safely store parts
  5. Cut out interiors and fit new air vent
  6. Remove tow bar
  7. Convert tail lights and cargo light
  8. Fit reverse lights
  9. Convert park brake cable and fit rear mudflaps
  10. Remove “Ds” from seats and seat belts
  11. Convert door and roof wiring
Stage 3: Steering Set Up
  1. Remove and fit new power steering box and lines
  2. Modify brake pedal and fit bracket to truck
  3. Remove all parts from firewall
  4. Prepare/paint firewall, brackets, and pedals
  5. Fit booster and column boot
Stage 4: Electrics Fitting
  1. Convert exterior wiring
  2. FIT HVAC cover, brake lines, and indicators
  3. Modify inner guards and intercooler pipe
  4. Convert headlights
  5. Modify coolant bottle, transmission lines, and fan shroud
  6. Fit sound deadening, modify and fit brackets, and fit main wiring harness and HVAC
  7. Modify floor vents
  8. Fit original underlay, convert and fit interior wiring, and fit dash bar
  9. Connect all wiring, convert door trims, and power up for testing
  10. Check HVAC operations
  11. Assemble front of vehicle
  12. Fit carpets, jacks, seats, and seatbelts
  13. Refit park brake assembly

 

Subtasks:

  1. Convert HVAC unit
  2. Convert door switch PCB
  3. Prepare/paint dash and under-column tray
  4. Convert main body wiring harness
  5. Convert main floor wiring harness
  6. Convert steering column and accelerator loom wiring
  7. Convert LH mirror assembly and electric seats
  8. Convert HVAC motor
Stage 5: Trim Refitting
  1. Convert wiper assembly and fit wiper cowl and wipers
  2. Fit shifter cable through floor, and fit floor air ducting/carpet
  3. Fit out interior
  4. Fit grab handle, foot rest, dip tray, “B” pillar trims, and sill trims
  5. Check brake and power steering bleed
  6. Check all fluids
  7. Fit all wheels and reflectors
  8. Fit new speedometer face
  9. Prepare vents and interior trims
  10. Fit dash with associated parts
  11. Fit door fabs, switch panels, and console
  12. Check speedometer
  13. Calibrate tyres
  14. Check/clear codes
  15. Clean interior
  16. Refit towbar and urea tank
  17. Convert bluetooth microphone (if available)
Stage 6: Finishing and QA
  1. Re-gas air-conditioning
  2. Align wheels
  3. Remove protective film and wash vehicle
  4. Do quality assurance checks and complete quality documents
  5. Take vehicle through engineering review

Full Compliance Workflow

Our full compliance workflow, on the other hand, also consists of seven stages:

Stage 1: Securing of Vehicle in the USA
Stage 2: Preparation for Export
Stage 3: Docking in Australia
Stage 4: Preparation for Conversion
Stage 5: Entry Into Production Line
Stage 6: Preparation for Delivery
Stage 7: Delivery
Stage 1: Securing of Vehicle in the USA
  1. Perform recall check via NHTSA based on vehicle name, model, and year
Stage 2: Preparation for Export
  1. Secure the necessary permits from the Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport to import a vehicle from overseas
  2. Create vehicle accounting folder (digital and hard copies)
  3. Update vehicle accounting software MV Convert
Stage 3: Docking in Australia
  1. Claim vehicle after customs inspection
  2. Take vehicle to Performax International’s workshop
Stage 4: Preparation for Conversion
  1. Have vehicle inspected by engineering department
  2. Take note of and address any defects or damage
  3. Compile vehicle workbook (conversion requirements, quality control measures, and compliance requirements)
Stage 5: Entry Into Production Line
  1. Complete all conversion requirements, quality control measures and compliance requirements
  2. Have supervisors sign off at every stage
Stage 6: Preparation for Delivery
  1. Have vehicle inspected by engineering department based on completed vehicle report
  2. Have the vehicle inspected by an independent accredited engineer
  3. Complete administrators circular 0-4-5 and final inspection certificate documents for new vehicles
  4. Submit to Australian Department of Infrastructure and Transport for assessment, approval, and securing of vehicle identification plate
  5. Secure state registration
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