I'm pissed off - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 06-20-2015, 04:26 PM
Thread Starter
  #1
Jeeper
 
cyblyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Close to Sacramento California
Posts: 169
I'm pissed off

I just bought my wrangler not to long ago. I got to drive it for about 2 weeks. I had some summer plans to get out of the house and hit the trails. Something I've always enjoyed and couldn't wait to make is happen this summer.

I've been diabetic for 40+ years and noticed a sore spot on my heel. I went to the foot doc and it just happened to be infected with a staff infection so he cut the bad part out and put my foot in a cast that goes almost to my knee. It's getting better, the infection is gone but the doc told me I'd be in a cast for a long time like 6 months. so there goes my summer plans.

Just pisses me off because I can't drive the thing because it's a stick and I have a cast. Doc said I can't drive. I'm about to cut the thing off and go wheel'n anyway...

__________________
You know you're in trouble when your house payment, jeep payment and girlfriend are 3 months late
cyblyn is offline   Quote
Old 06-20-2015, 05:22 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
reno92's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Cardiff By The Sea / Glamis
Posts: 2,004
Sorry to hear that. You may want to check into some off-road clubs in your area. Our club will take folks on a ride along. Not as fun as driving your own rig, but will get you out wheeling.

__________________
92 Jeep Renegade - 4.0, 5 speed with Borla headers, MSD wiring. Front Currie D44 with cromo and ARB, rear 8.8 with Yukon super 88 kit and ARB, 4.56 gears, 35x12.5 MTR Kevlar, 4.5 RE Extreme, Bilstien 5100, RuffStuff 1 ton over the knuckle steering, 9500 synthetic line winch, 52" LED light bar, GenRight skid plate.
reno92 is offline   Quote
Old 06-20-2015, 11:45 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
bigearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Redneckistan, NM
Posts: 1,663
Ehh... Just use a cane and push the clutch down with one hand, shift with the other hand, and drive with your knees
bigearl is offline   Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-21-2015, 12:40 AM
Thread Starter
  #4
Jeeper
 
cyblyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Close to Sacramento California
Posts: 169
lol bigearl you made me laugh... I might just take your advice. lol
Checking into a 4wheel club is a good idea, thanks for the suggestions!
__________________
You know you're in trouble when your house payment, jeep payment and girlfriend are 3 months late
cyblyn is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 08:52 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 144
To the OP,

So sorry to hear about your health issues, especially since I'm having clutch-leg issues of my own.

My question may not help you, at this time, but it may be of use to others, so here goes:

30+ years ago, while paying for college, I injured my left knee--but we came to an agreement--light bicycling, VERY limited running--measured in yards--and we were OK. However, after becoming the Primary Care Giver for someone, in 2013, I aggravated this old injury--badly.

Now, I'm in the process of buying a YJ with a 5-speed AX-15 (I LOVE to shift, and do NOT like autos), and just the test drive is hurting me, 3 days later.

My Question:
Does ANYONE know of a company making a simple (2-way?) AIR ASSIST cylinder, that would run off of an on-board compresser, and take the (estimated 30+lbs of required clutch pressure down to, say, 5-10lbs., while still preserving enough "feel" to allow me to be the life-long "Clutch Artist" I've LOVED to be? (My Dad started me driving a clutch at 8 y.o., in an F-250, in a upstate-NYS construction co., so I'm not actually bragging as much as reporting, about being a "Clutch Artist." Too bad I was never able to make it pay, right? LOL)

It just seems like lightweight, air-operated cylinders (similar in appearance to hatchback lift cylinders, but thicker, and air-operated--commonly seen on factory packaging equipment) would be SO easy to adapt to those of us with special needs.

And Best of Luck to the OP, for a Speedy Recovery!
Y-Yes
Y-Yes is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 08:55 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Posts: 91
I kind of feel your pain. Ive had 2 hip surgeries this year which meant I could not drive at all for awhile. When the surgeon asked which leg I wanted cut on first I told him my left so I can get back in my Jeep sooner. It still hurts to drive it but a bad day in my Jeep cant really be all that bad. Its my happy place. Whats almost as bad as not being able to drive it is not being able to work on it and get anything done other than small projects. Good luck to you guys and hopefully you will have many good days of Jeeping sooner than you think.
Csmit328 is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 09:05 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
johnsonken1332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: MI
Posts: 1,125
Best advice. Add a hand pull clutch lever on your shifter like the crawlers have. Seen quite a few different designs. Everyone raves about them
johnsonken1332 is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 09:20 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
bigearl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Redneckistan, NM
Posts: 1,663
Isn't that called a paddle shift?
bigearl is offline   Quote
Old 06-24-2015, 09:45 PM   #9
cad
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 514
Check out a duck clutch system. See guys use a motorcycle handle and the master cylinder to actuate the jeeps master.. or maybe a hydro servo.. theres ways if u wanna tinker
cad is offline   Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 09:24 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
dman2721's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 209
Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Keep the Jeeping spirit up though!
Here's a real trick idea-- unfortunately its in the UK for rightside drive cars, but I'd imagine someone has an opposite type setup:

Right hand clutch hand control for manual cars

Best wishes!
__________________
1995 YJ - 2.5L - First YJ!
dman2721 is offline   Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 09:28 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
dman2721's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Sunny Florida
Posts: 209
Quote:
Originally Posted by cad View Post
Check out a duck clutch system. See guys use a motorcycle handle and the master cylinder to actuate the jeeps master.. or maybe a hydro servo.. theres ways if u wanna tinker
Duck Clutch, hand operated
__________________
1995 YJ - 2.5L - First YJ!
dman2721 is offline   Quote
Old 06-25-2015, 04:38 PM
Thread Starter
  #12
Jeeper
 
cyblyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Close to Sacramento California
Posts: 169
that duck clutch is slick as snot... I want one now!
__________________
You know you're in trouble when your house payment, jeep payment and girlfriend are 3 months late
cyblyn is offline   Quote
Old 06-27-2015, 06:12 PM   #13
cad
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 514
ya buddy had one he made himself with the lever from a dirt bike after his leg was healed he still used it for wheeling gave better feather control on rocks..
cad is offline   Quote
Old 06-27-2015, 08:58 PM   #14
Jeeper
 
johnsonken1332's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: MI
Posts: 1,125
Quote:
Originally Posted by dman2721 View Post
Sorry to hear of your misfortune. Keep the Jeeping spirit up though!
Here's a real trick idea-- unfortunately its in the UK for rightside drive cars, but I'd imagine someone has an opposite type setup:

Right hand clutch hand control for manual cars

Best wishes!
They have then in USA also. Hand actuated clutch drive. Most disability out handicap service centers carry them. Cheaper than you think
johnsonken1332 is offline   Quote
Old 06-27-2015, 09:17 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Tampa
Posts: 334
If you don't mind me asking....what is the cast for? Was the infection just in the soft tissue, or was it in your bones as well? A cast is usually for immobilization, so for instance, broken bones can fuse back together.
__________________
'89 YJ: 390 CID(6.4L) Dodge V8/727 auto/NP231, SOA+2", Hi steer D44 & 14 Bolt w/4.56's, Detroits, 37" Nitto Trail Grapplers
Copperhead is offline   Quote
Old 07-03-2015, 12:44 AM
Thread Starter
  #16
Jeeper
 
cyblyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Close to Sacramento California
Posts: 169
sorry for the delay. I've been diabetic for 40+ years. Due to poor circulation and never damage, sores are just part of the territory. This one was small and got a staff infection in it. I went to the doc and he cut a huge gash in my foot. The cast is what they call a walking cast. It keep the pressure off the wound so it will heal otherwise it just breaks the new growth when you step on your foot and the tissue spreads out. So far it's doing really good. The doc was surprised at how well it's healed thus far.
But the time the cast comes off, summer will just about be over.

__________________
You know you're in trouble when your house payment, jeep payment and girlfriend are 3 months late
cyblyn is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, Gladiator, Mopar and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to FCA US LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with FCA US LLC.