Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Braun To Debut Converted Ford Explorer For American Hero
Braun has teamed up with West Coast Customs, Hewlett Packard, and Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports to create a revolutionary adapted vehicle built in tribute to special American veterans who have served in the military. More information after the jump.
The crossover was converted by Braun and has been further customized by West Coast Customs with a camouflage paint scheme, 22" wheels, a large LCD monitor, and a customized wheelchair with a tablet computer. This is the first known midsize crossover vehicle to be converted to fit a wheelchair. The debut of this vehicle is an indication to not only veterans but also the disabled population that adapted vehicle manufacturers are expanding the options beyond the typical van or full-size truck options. The wheelchair user can ingress and egress from the vehicle in a similar fashion to conversions for full-size trucks (like GoShichi). The car is also equipped with a kneeling system to lower the entire car to ease entry and exit.
The vehicle was presented to Lance Corporal Michael DeLancey, an ambassador for the Wounded Warrior Project, who has dedicated his time to helping other disabled veterans since becoming paralyzed from a sniper's bullet while deployed overseas in 2006.
The vehicle will be highlighted on a West Coast Customs show in the fall.