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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 3:28 am 
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Hello All,
I am now officially old and am having a time with my right knee, so my question to you all is, How can I get in and out of my buggy easier????
I have an old glitter bug with PRP racing seats, that are pretty deep (Seats)
Please help, I do not want to give up my Buggy

Rick


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:40 pm 
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A lot of people move roll cage connecting bars in. So you can just stand up. Some with roofs hinge them from windshields and use back hatch extenders to hold up.
Post a picture of your car. I am sure ideas will come.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:08 am 
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Well... do like I'm going to do to our original authenticated Meyers Manx... "I'm going to cut down the sides"!!! I've got it all figured out & will hopefully start on it soon!!!
I have fibromyalgia (pain everywhere all of the time)... neuropathy, no feeling in my legs & feet, nor in my hands & arms... I've had numerous strokes... high blood pressure... diabetes... & the list goes on & on!!! LOL
I can only work on our buggy when I'm feeling about 50% or better, sometimes that is for 30 minutes or maybe several hours!!! My lovely wife has basically the same thing as I do!!!
Anyway... getting into & out of Xena is a very painful experience, however, once we are "in" it's not so bad!!!
So I have talked to a lot of "f/g folks" & others with great ideas & I finally made the decision to keep Xena & modify her for our needs!!!
Once I cut the sides in a very careful way, I will trim about 6" to 8" off of the bottom of the piece I cut out & slide it down into place!!! I will fasten it & then make a mold for the piece that will fit between the front fender & the dropped piece & the dropped piece & the rear fender!!! Since left & right will not interchange, I'll make 4 molds total!!!
It gets very detailed, but it should look somewhat factory & make getting in & out real easy!!!
I have a bunch of other "little" changes I'll be doing at the same time!!!
I'm not much of a camera person, but I'll try to photograph everything I do & post it!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2017 4:56 am 
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COOL!!!!
Cannot wait to see, sounds like exactly what I will be needing!!!!!
I cannot really visualize what you are writing, but, please take pictures. This is exactly what I am looking for


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:03 am 
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There are a number of bodies out there that have low sides. We were in the same situation you are in a number of years ago. We had the ManxVair and my wife was having a dickens of a time getting in and out and my back was giving up the ghost. We wanted to stay in the sport but the writing was on the wall. I started looking for a Resorter. I found one in Mexico and brought it home. Fixed it up and it's a gods-send. Hope you find a way of modifying yours or finding a good low-sided body.Image

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