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    Senior Member Jessecj7's Avatar
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    i need to get my wheelchair rebuilt

    this thing is getting bad, one of my brakes is broke, my back is shot, and the bottom is ready to fall out. how do i get it rebuilt?

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    Easy. Order a new back, bottom, and brakes. Find an online dealer that won't rape you on cost. Try calling Sportaid for starters.

    Get allen wrenches, screwdrivers, etc.; strip the old parts off and bolt new parts on. IMO, if you can wrench on a CJ, you can wrench on a w/c.

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    i can help you hunt down some parts if you need.
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    What kind of chair is it?
    Learn from the mistakes of others. You won't live long enough to make all of them yourself.

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    You may want to work with the Spoke Shop at the San Diego Access Center. They are less likely to rip you off than some of the other vendors in San Diego.

    (KLD)

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    Jesse
    How have you been? Long time no see. You still go to PW?
    If you let me know what chair you have, I can run down some parts for you.

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    you may be abled to call the manufacturer and get a big discount , or free.. i do that w/ colours, they usually give me the stuff at cost or free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SCI-Nurse
    You may want to work with the Spoke Shop at the San Diego Access Center. They are less likely to rip you off than some of the other vendors in San Diego.

    (KLD)
    I thought this place burned down. Were things salvaged?

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    I get all my parts that I can through the local bike shop. Saved me $10 ea on tubes. $12 on tire liners, etc.

    should be able to get bolts etc that won't shred your frame too since most bike frames are aluminum.

    that is if u have an al frame.

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    LizBv, they are back in (partial) operation. They did loose a lot of wheelchairs and tools in the fire, and all the computers on the second floor (offices) had to be trashed, but they were operating their offices out of the coffee shop next door the same day as the fire, and are now back in their old space (thanks to some donated equipment and funds).

    http://www.accesscentersd.org/

    Here is the webpage for the Spoke Shop
    http://www.spokeshopsd.org/

    (KLD)

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