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Old 04-24-2008, 01:48 AM   #1
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My buddy just finished his complete restoration on his 1983 camaro z28. This car is his pride and joy. He recently had a bad 4 wheeler accident and is now paralyzed from the waste down. He wants to sell his camaro but I am trying to find a company that would do conversion to hand controls. I have seen this on vans and such but never on a sports car, does anyone have any information to help me out? any help would be greatly apprecitated.


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Old 04-24-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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Let me check...think we had a memeber who had them done.
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Old 04-24-2008, 05:55 AM   #3
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Hand controls have certainly been done on non-vans before, and I don't see why there would be any difference doing them in a Camaro. I imagine ingress and egress would be difficult.

I just googled for camaro "hand controls"
http://www.google.com/search?q=camar...nd+controls%22

and the first result was this very forum :
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3330

So, you might want to PM WillInThe04Ranger or post to his thread...
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Old 04-24-2008, 10:15 AM   #4
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Tell him not to sell there are plenty of places that will do this. I myself have the hand controls in my ranger and my 4th gen camaro. What you would need to do is call the DMV and ask them, they SHOULD know of a place or two.

What the place here in NC did with me was they had a woman come down and we test fitted a car for me. Just so happens the controls in the car where the ones I like, they have a wide selection of control handles, tell him to get the one that he wants.

Wat they'll do is they may or may not have to cut the bottom part of the dash for the mounts, it mounts to the pedals and firewall. I can call the company that did mine and see if they know of any place up there.

I'll take some pictures of them for you and where they are mounted to give him an idea, for the pedals you can see a video at www.youtube.com/willinthe04ranger

I'm at college right now so if none of this makes any sense, I'll repost later.

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Old 04-24-2008, 01:31 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the help, looks like it can be done. I bought an automatic transmission a few weeks ago and hopefully I can find the time to get the tranny swap done soon so i can get some hand controls. This camaro sat in my garage for 2 years in pieces and now that its done I am not gonna let my friend just sell his car and forget about it. thanks again for the help.
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My buddy just finished his complete restoration on his 1983 camaro z28. This car is his pride and joy. He recently had a bad 4 wheeler accident and is now paralyzed from the waste down. He wants to sell his camaro but I am trying to find a company that would do conversion to hand controls. I have seen this on vans and such but never on a sports car, does anyone have any information to help me out? any help would be greatly apprecitated.


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damn my heart just dropped , anyone who got a v8 rev your engine for this man cause I am, he just finish the car too, damn
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Thanks for all the help, looks like it can be done. I bought an automatic transmission a few weeks ago and hopefully I can find the time to get the tranny swap done soon so i can get some hand controls. This camaro sat in my garage for 2 years in pieces and now that its done I am not gonna let my friend just sell his car and forget about it. thanks again for the help.
It's not a problem at all, I'm glad it helped out!

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If you hadn't sent me a message I would have never seen this because I don't check the 3rd gen forum, so thank you for helping me get this man help.
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Old 04-27-2008, 07:56 PM   #9
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I havent forgotten about the pics.... I just got the brakes put on my car so the pics will come this week
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Old 04-30-2008, 11:13 PM   #10
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Old 05-10-2008, 01:08 AM   #11
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I know it seems like im whoring, but has anyone heard anything on this???
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:24 PM   #12
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I know of some one in the same area that you are from (centeral MN) that was paralized that had them put in his truck. don't know where he got it done though.
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:27 PM   #13
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I'll bet someone at GM knows how to get it done!
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:55 PM   #14
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I'll bet someone at GM knows how to get it done!
If the car is within 3 years of a new car YES they will. but the program they have is just like ford, new you get 1K BACK. Meaning you have to pay it out first then they send you it back. Now it cost more then 1K My camaro controls costed 1600 and some change.
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Old 12-30-2008, 11:19 AM   #15
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damn my heart just dropped , anyone who got a v8 rev your engine for this man cause I am, he just finish the car too, damn
i dont have a v8 in my '86 camaro, but ill rev it 4 him!
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