Thursday, January 28, 2010

Request for Information

Does anyone have some spare internet surfing time?  Bill is asking me to do some research on modifying ATVs (specifically a side-by-side model like the Polaris Ranger) so that he can drive it himself.  I am having trouble finding time to do this and wonder if anyone else would like to take a look.  Leave a comment with links to anything you think might be interesting, pictures are particularly great.  We've seen the You Tube video of Alan transferring to his ATV and Bill is interested and mildly encouraged.  Alan is a C6-7 quad so he has a few more muscles (namely triceps) than Bill does at this point, so it might not be quite as easy for Bill.  However, we have no idea how much might come back and I think it's good for him to be thinking about this stuff.



  1. Hi Sarah,
    I just read your request for some ideas regarding converting an ATV so Bill could use it. Assuming you can acquire an ATV suitable for converting to suit Bill's particular needs, I can offer the use of my shop facilities for the work. I might also be able to get some of the materials and parts donated or at least connect you with people who can provide the stuff and maybe you can negotiate with them. If you are wondering about my facility or my capabilities go to
    I also have some experience building vehicles from scratch. Got to
    for an example. If you have more questions please move this conversation to my e-mail at
    I think maybe I have some other ideas you might be interested in.

    Dave Boley

  2. Hi, Sarah. I'm Barry Halfhill's brother, Les. I met Bill at Matt's wedding, and I've been following this blog since Barry told me about the accident.

    It sounds like Dave Boley has some great info for you, but I've also contacted Polaris and asked them for info regarding modifying a Ranger for Bill, and I'll let you know if I hear back from them.

    BTW, Bill is an inspiration, and you are an incredible sister. I will continue to keep you both in my thoughts.

    You can reach me at