Round the world with a troopy and a wheelchair.

Submitted: Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 05:43
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Hi all,

I've made several posts on explore oz regarding the setup of our troopy. Im paraplegic and confined to a wheelchair, my partner and intend on driving from London to Cape Town via Central Asia in a 94 troopy with 335 000km on the clock. It will be taking us about a year to pass through the 40 countries to make it from London to the most southern tip of Africa.

We are also doing it for a good cause, to raise funds and awareness for spinal cord injuries Australia. every day 1 person in Australia suffers an SCI leaving them not only permenantely disabled but with a huge set of challenges, financial, emotional, physical and psychological, just to name a few, to face for the rest of their life.
We hope to raise funds for those out there that are struggling with these issues.

We have made a blog with the details of our trip and the build of the vehicle. Thought we would like to share the progress of our build with the good people of exploroz and maybe if your feeling generous and have a few spare bob could donate to a worthy cause. ( this part of the site is still under construction at the moment)

Anyway feel free to subscribe and make any suggestions as to our build and the trip in general.

Lostabound.wordpress.com

Thanks all

Jerome
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 06:49

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 06:49
Well done Jerome. I hope it all goes well for you. Others can go direct to your website here if they wish.
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Follow Up By: rb30e - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 06:56

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 06:56
Thanks for that. Will start putting up pics etc soon.

How did you get the hyperlink up?
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 07:04

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 07:04
At the bottom of your post or reply (Left corner) there is a button called "insert link". Along with the others they are really handy at times. Cheers,Bob.
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Reply By: rb30e - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 07:35

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 07:35
Here's a couple of pics to wet your appetite



Drifta camping kitchen and draws



Getting the barwork/winch all sorted



How I work on the car with my standing wheelchair



the old making way for the new, or the other way around???



The hand controls, and flip up accelerator pedal



suspension and steering sorted

for more info view Our blog here

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Follow Up By: Kanga1 - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:59

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:59
Way to go guys, your trip will inspire many Excusiologists to have a crack at something outside the 'Comfort Zone' Good luck with everything. Kanga.
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Reply By: Peter W - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 09:31

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 09:31
Good on you mate!


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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:46

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 10:46
Jerome you are an inspiration to us all, and it sounds like you've found yourself a really special lady as well.

Look forward to reading more of your adventures. Good website BTW.

Cheers

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Reply By: Ron N - Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 23:54

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013 at 23:54
Jerome, I wish you luck with your adventure, and I'm sure you will inspire a lot of people who have been as unfortunate as yourself, to come to the understanding that life doesn't end, just because you're suffering from a physical disability.

Cheers, Ron.
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