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Since I roll in the wheelchair and was born disabled, I wanted to share my hand control installed on my ...





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Old 03-06-2012, 10:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Since I roll in the wheelchair and was born disabled, I wanted to share my hand control installed on my Nox with this forum since you all are pretty cool!
I drive with my hands not my feet lol.
These suckers are expensive, and marked up way to much... over $750 for the parts alone not including labor. Which considering what they actaully are (two bars with joints haha) marked up a little to much, which all handicap and medical crap is! But can't complain because
GM mobility program gives you a reimbursement up to $1,000 so that's good considering it cost me $1,300 total. I am grateful to Gm for that, Toyota nor Honda offer it.
Only thing you have to cough up the money first then wait a few months for the reimbursement.
My last trucks I had installed them myself, no fun to do, but with a new vehicle, you cannot even buy the parts anymore yourself, only a authorize reseller and installer can get em.
Overall install was pretty clean looks somewhat factory, i let this same place put em on my wife's Malibu. Only complaint is that they just cant make it a straight $1,000 out the door. I might start my own business installing these since i know they making a killing lol

So they work as down for Gas & forward for Brake.
An able body can drive this no prob, the gas pedal moves freely and does not move the handcontrols , when you hit the brake it just pulls the bar forward. My wife is tries to drive it sometimes with the hand controls, haha a little tricky if your not used to it.

Here is a youtube link i made for a demo since a few other wheelchair people were asking how they worked.

Kick your feet out the window and enjoy the drive and wired looks lol

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JjG0...e_gdata_player
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Here is another pic how they look not installed, had this set on my S-10. The Equinox has to have a different brake bracket.



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7" Color Touch screen w/Rear Vision Camera
Driver Convenience PKG: 8-way seat, Remote Start
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GM Chrome handles, GM Chrome Roof covers
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Driver Convenience PKG: 8-way seat, Remote Start
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GM Chrome handles, GM Chrome Roof covers
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nice man! where dose wheel chair goes? i so one time a guy with merc with some complicated system where wheel chair goes on the roof.
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Lol yea i hve seen the roof mounts. If i am driving by myself i just take off the wheels(quick push axels) and carefully slide it over to the passenger seat. And stack it there. If people are with me i have them pop it in the back fully assembled. Here is some pics
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nice setup you have.
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Thanks!!
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thats awesome man. good for you. chevy runs deep!!!
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Great man’s great post. You’re maintaining your vehicle very well. You have a nice set up.
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Nice Set-up
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Thanks It makes the Nox fun to drive! Plus my wife uses it at a stoplights/long stops to rest her feet lol
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That's awesome!!!

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