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    Help stationery chest restraint for driving wheelchair van ideas

    I am looking for pictures, plans and ideas for a chest restraint so that you can just drive up to it in the drivers position.

    any information is greatly appreciated.

    Tony

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    Hi Tony,

    I've been fitting people to drive from wheelchairs for around 30 years and everyone is different.

    Everything is different with the same person in a different wheelchair.

    It all comes down to you being in your van and coming up with stuff that will work with your abilities.

    Most of the stuff (at least when we do it) is custom made and tailored to someones specific needs.

    Your best bet is going to be with finding a knowledgeable mobility dealer thats close by.

    They should be able to get you squared away.

    Jim
    Jim, MA, MMET
    Bridgewater, MA

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    Thank you Jim,
    I was looking for ideas on where to attach the strap, like on the door pillar or to have a vertical bar attached to the floor.

    In my area the shops are a distance and plain vanilla in doing things. If I can show a prototype, it makes things much smoother.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyy View Post
    Thank you Jim,
    I was looking for ideas on where to attach the strap, like on the door pillar or to have a vertical bar attached to the floor.

    In my area the shops are a distance and plain vanilla in doing things. If I can show a prototype, it makes things much smoother.
    No problem.

    What make, model and year van?

    We usually end up making the mounting point on the b-pillar higher along with a custom mount/stanchion for the seatbelt receptacle.

    Jim
    Jim, MA, MMET
    Bridgewater, MA

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