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PRNDL

Hello from SoCal

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I will be picking up '15 LWB Platinum CPO, with about 15k on the clock, this weekend. I bought it for my disabled son. I plan to put a "turny" passenger seat in front and a wheelchair hoist in back to lift, stow and go (to borrow a line).

Glad I found this sight as I plan to mod it up a bit for him. He is in his mid twenties and has a Brain injury so I wanted to get him something comfy and practical for us. Can't wait.

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High Five from The City, up here in Norte Califas.

 

I don't know how comfortable your son will be, with his chair strapped down.  The ride is a little bumpy, at best, in a Transit Connect.  After all, it's not a Cadillac.  

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Welcome to the forum. 

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On 7/29/2017 at 8:16 PM, Fifty150 said:

High Five from The City, up here in Norte Califas.

 

I don't know how comfortable your son will be, with his chair strapped down.  The ride is a little bumpy, at best, in a Transit Connect.  After all, it's not a Cadillac.  

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His wheelchair will be loaded in back with a hoist. He will be riding "shotgun" with a seat that rotates out of the car for easy transfer. I got the TC because the high roof just swallows up the chair. Any other minivan, access is to low in back.

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I usually load my passenger into whichever seat they want to sit in, then fold up the chair and place it behind the 3rd row.  There is enough room back there to place a folding chair.

 

But your set-up sounds pretty cool.  Makes me think that I could use a motorcycle ramp to roll the chair right into the van.

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Posted (edited)

He has an unfoldable chair so it has to load upright. Plan to convert in Fall. Will update with photos then.

I will be removing th third row.

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Are you doing the work yourself, or having it done by a custom builder?

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Posted (edited)

A mobility company is doing the work.

Also looking at Focus RS or ST wheels. My other son did custom stereo work while in college and wants to do a speaker/amp upgrade.

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Plenty of stereo upgrade topics in this forum, feel free to browse.

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MLB    1
15 hours ago, mrtn said:

Plenty of stereo upgrade topics in this forum, feel free to browse.

If you aren't going to be helpful, why bother responding?  Annoying!

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12 hours ago, MLB said:

If you aren't going to be helpful, why bother responding?  Annoying!

Feel free to be annoyed. You really picked up where T0astervan left off.

Guess every forum needs one.

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Aha, I see the cock-up fairy has visited us again.:redcard:

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