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#1 stumpy


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Posted 02 October 2005 - 12:47 PM

Hello All
Recently purchased an "84" GL that curently doesn't run. Wanting to set
up hand controls as I'm a left AKA. Figure I can use my right leg on the clutch
and put hand controls on the gas and brake. Any one out there have knowledge
of setting up hand controls?

#2 TheSubaruJunkie



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Posted 02 October 2005 - 01:32 PM

Rooinator put a throttle control on his gear shift using some shimano bike parts. I believe just the cable and the shifter from a mountain bike. He uses his rig for off-road use and said it came in handy to feather the clutch, brake and throttle at the same time.

Didnt look too hard, im sure you can setup something similar. I would use your left leg for brake and clutch, and just setup a throttle control for your hands. Braking a car might be hard trying to use your arms.


#3 stumpy


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Posted 02 October 2005 - 02:10 PM

Thanks for the input. Don't have a left leg (AKA above knee amputee) so it will
have to be hand control or right leg action. I thought about motorcycle throtle
and brake setup on the shifter. I could always use the right leg for heavy braking as long as I didn't need to use the clutch at the same time and the hand conrol for minor breaking needs. I do plan on taking it off road. Thats one of the
reasons I purchased it. I have two Legacy AWD wagons but they have single
range transmissions and are very low to the ground.
Latter, Ed

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