The Mobility Van Conversion Process
BraunAbility wheel chair lift vans are built on a state-of-the-art automotive assembly line, ensuring the highest level of quality. Explore the steps below to see how each wheel chair vehicle is converted for accessibility.
The first step is to remove the existing seating from the chassis. The interior panels are also removed, and all exposed surfaces are covered for protection during the wheel chair lift van conversion process.
With the seats removed, the vehicle floor is then lowered up to 10" from the rear axle to the firewall ahead of the front seats. Custom-molded panels are installed below the original panels for a seamless fit and finish to each of our wheel chair vehicles.
A sturdy, lightweight aluminum ramp is added to each mobility van for easy access to the interior. Choose from a Foldout ramp (pictured) or an Infloor model which retracts into the floor.
The rear bench seat is reinstalled, and the driver and front passenger seats are mounted on raised platforms which allow them to be easily removed from the wheel chair vehicle when required.
To disguise the lowered floor on the exterior of these wheel chair vehicles, custom-molded ground effects are added to both the driver and passenger side.
No matter which wheel chair lift van chassis you choose (Dodge/Chrysler or Toyota) the completed BraunAbility Minivan is truly like no other wheel chair vehicle on the road: sleek and refined on the outside, fully wheelchair-accessible on the inside.
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