Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic





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    Default Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic

    My Boet drives a Terracan, manual.

    Been a paraplegic with some use of his legs for some years.

    He has been loosing the use of his left leg(clutch leg) recently.
    Can still operate the brake and accelarator with his right leg.

    What plans have you seen that can work.?

    Possibly operate the clutch with right leg and do a lever for brake and accelarator operated with his right hand as he need to change gears with the left hand?

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    Default Re: Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic

    Would it not be a better option to maybe sell the manual and rather buy an auto.

    Also from a safety standpoint I think it would be a better alternative.

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    Default Re: Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic

    Cornel.
    Your option is the preffered option

    Unfortunately, currently not achievable

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    Default Re: Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic

    I don't know how much space there is, but maybe one of these could be fitted.
    Cheers,
    John

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    Default Re: Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic

    factor in the extra costs and wear and tear of converting a manual to hand control versus getting an auto, it will be cheaper and easier every time to get the auto, also resale on a manual hand control vehicle will be poor vs auto hand control, I did a few foresters and legacy conversions and to do a manual is a rod for your own back, try do a straight swap with someone with a Terracan auto or auto Pajero (Terracan is based on Pajero)

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    Default Re: Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnoK View Post
    I don't know how much space there is, but maybe one of these could be fitted.
    Dankie JohnnoK

    Will investigate further
    This is already a step in the right
    Direction

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    Default Re: Adapting manual vehicle for paraplegic

    Hi Vuurmaker

    Ek besef dis 'n ou thread - maar sal 'n aftermarket hydraulic hand-brake (soos wat die ouens gebruik wat "drifting" doen) nie die dalk die trick doen as jy hom vir 'n koppelaar gebruik nie?

    Trek op en teen rachet soos handrem, wissel rat, laat sak stadig - gaan bietjie gewoond-raak vat maar kan dalk 'n redelike eenvoudige oplossing wees?

    Mooi dag verder

    Petr.

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