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Ram deals deliver parts ray of light

Bit part: Ram pick-ups get the right-hand-drive treatment and a sprinkling of Australian-made parts on the ASV production line.

Hard-pressed parts-makers find new hope in ASV’s Ram conversion

General News logo7 Jul 2016

By RON HAMMERTON

- Several Australian automotive component manufacturers, shaken by the imminent exit of the Big Three car manufacturers from Australia, have been given a fillip by production deals with OEM-quality right-hand-drive vehicle conversion business American Special Vehicles (ASV).

- Masterminded by partners Walkinshaw Automotive Group and Ateco Automotive, ASV has started out by converting just one model, the Mexican-built Ram 2500/3500 full-sized pick-up at the rate of 500 a year at its Victorian factory, but if ASV has its way, more models with greater volume will be forthcoming, and not just from Ram.

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