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    Opening car door wider?

    Is there such a thing as an expansion hinge for vehicle doors? Trying to make it easier to load and unload special needs young lady. Thanks

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    Senior Member Wills77's Avatar
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    It depends what type of hinge setup you have. I'll post a pic later today
    of what I did to make my door open wider
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    Senior Member grommet's Avatar
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    I'd be curious to see that too. Our car opens wide enough for me but when I looked at new cars, very few of them would work for me.

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    These are pricey but worth a look, be sure to check out their mobility gallery and also the gulwing door gallery.

    http://www.scissor-doors.com/

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    Years back I bought a two door Acura CL . I wanted to widen the door so I could get further in the pocket for transfer. After doing it I realized I used the door as a hand hold transferring in the car.
    So, with the door opened wider I was not getting across the w/chair - car seat gap with my arm fully extended. Ultimately didn't work for me and I hooked the hinge back up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerlover View Post
    Is there such a thing as an expansion hinge for vehicle doors? Trying to make it easier to load and unload special needs young lady. Thanks

    It's going to depend on the vehicle and or how much you want to spend.

    In the past a easy hinge modification might get the job done.

    Some vehicles would require a substantial amount of modifications along with body work.

    Jim
    Jim, MA, MMET
    Bridgewater, MA

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