A REAL HAND­FUL

Street Machine - - Clint Kelly 1973 Holden Lj Torana Transmission Eng -

A HOR­RIFIC traf­fic ac­ci­dent landed Todd in hos­pi­tal in Fe­bru­ary 1999. When he was dis­charged, seven months later, it was in the knowl­edge that he’d be wheel­chair-bound for the rest of his life. Doc­tors also told Todd he’d never drive again. But not long af­ter re­turn­ing home, Todd’s brother Craig used zip ties, hose clamps and gaffer tape to turn his mum’s old mop han­dle into some makeshift hand con­trols. Af­ter a few laps around the lo­cal hous­ing es­tate, Craig com­mented: “I think you’ve got this, mate.” With that, it was out onto the Great West­ern High­way, and off into town to chuck a few ‘toughies’. For SIRDAT, Todd started with a com­mer­cially avail­able hand-con­trol kit, but it just didn’t match the qual­ity of the rest of the build. In the end, Ben Zelukovic pretty much made most of the cur­rent set-up from scratch. It’s way neater, while re­main­ing very func­tional.

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