According to Darren Spangenberg, Sales Manager, Les Brazier Special Vehicles was originally involved in general crash repairs, and around 15 years ago was approached to modify a vehicle to install a wheel chair lifter. From that time onwards Les Brazier Special Vehicles concentrated to work in the field of Mobility Transport.
Les Brazier Special Vehicles convert a wide range of vehicles, including the Renault Kangoos, and rename the vehicles as ‘Free Wheelers’. They also convert the Volkswagen Caddy with a manual folding ramp at the rear of the vehicle.
Les Brazier Special Vehicles do larger vans with the hydraulic lifters as in taxis. They work for the major care organisations in South Australia, who have day care and respite services for people and for local government, Councils and for Disability SA for their vehicles. Les Brazier Special Vehicles also install hand controls and pedal modifications or add-on mirrors.
According to Andrew Smith, Workshop Foreman, Les Brazier Special Vehicles, they strip down the vehicle prior to making the conversion and put all the parts onto a wooden pallet. The spare wheels, trims and a host of other parts fell off the wooden pallets and it became a safety as well as a storage issue. Les Brazier Special Vehicles approached Loscam to get a stillage to store the removed parts. G1 and G3 Gpaks from Loscam helped to solve the problem.
Les Brazier Special Vehicles used G1 for Kangoo and G3 for Caddy. The Gpaks hold everything in its place. Gpaks can be stacked on top of each other therefore eliminating the need for racking. The Gpaks can be folded up when not in use.