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Independence Automotive

Independence Automotive is a Melbourne company focused on supplying the Australian public with quality driver and vehicle adaptions, as well as all the after sales service you require for your on going vehicle needs. Our friendly staff will do the best they can to satisfy your requirements, don’t hesitate to contact one of the team today.

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Skoda Octavia RS Skoda Octavia RS
MazdaBT50 GT MazdaBT50 GT
Audi RS5 Audi RS5
Holden VE Commodore V8 Holden VE Commodore V8
Honda Jazz Honda Jazz
Skoda Octavia RS

Skoda Octavia RS

Electronic hand controls with CAN interface Bleeper system

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This 2017 Skoda Octavia RS has been fitted with Guidosimplex Electronic radial hand controls mounted right side  (push to brake).

A Custom handle was manufactured for the E radial with bump switch to enable control of the Lodgesons CAN interface bleeper system adapted to  indicators high low beam, horn, wipers.    A Tri pin steering aid was installed to the steering wheel.

Leg room was a must so we fabricated a Custom foot plate for left side of brake pedal and modified the accelerator pedal to fold up.

A custom gear lever shift devise was manufactured to assist with the operation of the shift release button

Vehicle protection was very important, we installed clear paint protection film to both right hand doors , drivers sill and rear bumper. We also manufactured covers for the left hand front seat, center console lid and drives sill to prevent damage when loading and unloading wheelchair.

 

Options

  • Electronic Radial Hand Controls
  • Lodgesons CAN Interface Bleeper  system
  • Flip up Accelerator pedal
  • Custom Foot Plate
  • Tri Pin Steering Aid
  • Passenger seat protection, console and door trim protection
  • Sill protection
MazdaBT50 GT

MazdaBT50 GT

A well equipped vehicle designed to go anywhere.

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This vehicle was a fantastic challenge, and the end result speaks for itself. This Truck will go wherever it is taken!!

The vehicle was fitted Veigel Push pull hand control with a 5 way switch we integrated to replicate the functions of the left steering column stalk. we also fabricated a custom tunnel mount to make sure we got the control in the clients desired position.

We then installed electric tip up plates to the left and right hand front seating positions, there was limited space between the B pillar and the seat. we worked around the challenges and fabricated some custom mounts for the lifts and also upgraded the motors to increase the weight carrying capacity.

The vehicle then received its modifications on the rear, the factory tub was removed and we installed a Bronco steel ute tray. This provided a great base for the instillation of the Healy Quicklift crane with remote winch we fabricated some custom brackets, mounted all the hydraulic controls to the headboard and wired in a second battery with management system in to the tray to run the crane set up.

We also installed a Camera monitoring system that is affixed to both the Ute cargo area and on the crane boom itself, these additional cameras were integrated into the factory touch screen so the winch and crane could be operated safely from the drivers seat by switching between camera views.

At the clients request we also fitted all the aftermarket accessories he sourced for his vehicle including

  • Bullbar and winch
  • Snorkel
  • Lift kit
  • Rock sliders
  • Long range fuel tank
  • Aftermarket wheels and tyres

Options

  • Veigel push pull hand control with integrated switch for wiper and washer operation
  • Electric tip up plates to left hand and right hand front seating positions with upgraded motors
  • Bronco steel Tray
  • Quick lift crane installed to tray with remote hydraulic and winch operation
  • Camera monitoring system for crane integrated to factory head unit
Audi RS5

Audi RS5

Electronic Radial Hand controls, folding accelerator pedal, clear sill protection

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Electronic Radial Hand controls, folding accelerator pedal, clear sill protection

This 2013 Audi RS5 has been fitted with a Guidosimplex electronic hand control that integrates into the vehicles factory fly by wire accelerator control.

These controls have been installed and customized to achieve the maximum amount of leg room under the steering column which gives more leg location options whilee driving and also creates more space for transfer.

The accelerator pedal has also been modified to fold up, creating more foot room for the driver

Options

  • Electronic Radial Hand Controls
  • Folding Accelerator pedal
  • Sill Protection
Holden VE Commodore V8

Holden VE Commodore V8

Light touch was the theme for these adaptions

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This Commodore has been fitted with a Guidosimplex electronic hand control that integrates into the vehicles factory fly by wire accelerator control.

These controls have been installed and customized to achieve the maximum amount of leg room under the steering column which gives more leg location options while driving and also creates more space for transfer.

We also installed a remote start kit and electric handbrake so these functions can be performed at the push of a button.

To ease the operation of both the stereo and climate control, an Alpine Touch screen head unit was installed with an integrated touch screen climate control panel.

A custom billet gear shift knob was also fabricated to change the operation of the shifter to a simple push down arrangement

Options

  • Electronic Radial hand controls
  • Alpine touch screen Head unit with integrated Touch Climate controls
  • Remote start kit
  • Electric Park brake
  • Custom billet Shifter
Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz

Jazzy little Jazz

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This little Honda Jazz was fitted with mechanical Push Pat hand controls mounted to right side of steering column. Billet adaptions were made for both the headlight and wiper switches and also the heater controls to simplify their operation.
A Custom foot plate for left side of brake pedal and modification for fold up accelerator pedal were also required to maximise available leg room.

We also manufactured a billet gear knob to change the operation of the gear shifter to push down
Small spacers were installed to the sun-visors to assist with operation. The car was lowered 50mm  and the right side of the drivers seat cushion was de bolstered to make for an easier transfer.

The windows were tinted, a key paddle was fabricated,
– Soften operation of exterior door handle so Hillary is able to open the door
– De bolster right side of seat cushion for easier transfer and lower seat height handle
– Fabricate custom control knobs for heater controls, headlight switch and rear wiper to enable Hillary to engage her finger to operate
– Fabricate extension knobs for window switches on left and right sides
– Fabricate key extension
– Tint windows with darkest legal tint

Options

  • Mechanical Push Pat hand controls
  • Flip up accelerator with left foot plate
  • Assorted custom made billet aluminium adaptions
  • Modified seat and suspension
  • Fabricated key extension
Hillary Ash Testimonial

I’m an experienced driver with quadriplegia, and for over 30 years I’ve had several cars adapted for my use.

Ryan’s work on my new Honda has been by far the best of them all. He listened carefully and came up with a classy and efficient set of adaptations which are a pleasure to look at and easy to use. He has furthermore been unfailingly flexible, courteous and patient, making time to ensure each adaptation worked well for me. Five star recommendation!

 

Hillary Ash - Melbourne, Victoria

Shane Testimonial

I had Ryan at Independence Automotive adapt my Skoda Octavia RS. I was unsure and a bit hesitant on how modifications were going to be adapted for the button on the gear shift and with the e-radial hand controls. He exceeded my expectations. The lever mechanism for the gear lever works well and he went the extra step for relocating the electric tailgate button to a place I could reach, better than factory standard.

Shane - Melbourne, Victoria

Rhys Grey Testimonial

Hi Ryan

Thank you for the extensive modifications to my Mazda BT50.

The vehicle works great and dealing with your team of technicians and yourself  has been very easy, and you have welcomed my ideas of additional modifications.  Your quality of work is excellent and I am very happy with the end result. With the aid of the side lifts, crane and hand controls, I am very independent.

 

The modifications have made my day to day life much easier, and allows me to return to the things that my family and I  love to do, whether it’s going for a drive or to our favourite camping spots, this is now possible.

Thanks,

 

Rhys Grey - Sale, Victoria

About Us

About Us

Independence Automotive is a Melbourne company focused on supplying the Australian public with quality driver and vehicle adaptions, as well as all the after sales service you require for your on going vehicle needs.

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Hand Controls

Hand Controls

We have a wide range of Vehicle hand controls available to suit a wide range of applications, from electrinic radial to mechanic push pat, Independence Automotive will be able to tailor something to your needs…

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Custom Adaptions

Custom Adaptions

In many cases Independence Automotive can manufacture custom components to enable use of a wide range of controls in your vehicle, we can also assist with a range of options to help you to transfer in and out of the vehicle.

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