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Old 03-09-2021, 09:41 AM
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[QUOTE=Torchie
Maybe Iíll start a build thread on the new leg.😜
Torchie[/QUOTE]

I bet 90% of the population have no idea what is involved in the "new leg" process. I have some war vet amputee friends and have seen first hand what they go thru.

The fenders look great! No way do I want to know how much time I put into these objects that seem to be obsession's to us.

Stay after it!!
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Old 03-09-2021, 01:12 PM
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Thanks POPS.
Leg appointment went well.
This is the second appointment In the process and itís moving right along.
And it is indeed a process. Today was the fitting of the test socket.
This socket is made from the plug that was made when he cast my stump at the last appointment.
Just clear plexiglass so that he can do lots if visual checking. It felt pretty good for a first time test.
Home soon to get some filler on that fender.
Torchie
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Old 03-09-2021, 01:33 PM
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Verrry interesting.
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Old 03-09-2021, 03:37 PM
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No shop time today. All worn out.
So for those that may be interested.........
There are several ways to hold a fake limb on. My first 3 legs were held on by a sleeve that I wore over the stump that had a pin in the end of it. I would insert my stump into the leg socket and stand up and listen for it to click down into the locked position.
To remove it I had a button on the bottom of the socket that I pushed to release it.
Worked well until my skin started to have a reaction to the sleeve.
So we went to the good old fashion "Held on by suction " system.
This will be my 5th leg in 15 years. They do have a shelf life as the stump shrinks as I age.Plus they also just wear out.
So my current process is... Different ply socks over the stump.(Clean socks everyday. They look dirty in the pics from the rubberized gator.)Stick the stump into the socket.. Pull up a "Gator" that protects the sleeve from wear on the inside.
Pull up the sleeve. This is what actually holds on the leg.
Then top it all of with a brace as my knees as well as my hips are shot.
I can do this all in record time, especially first thing in the morning when nature calls.
If the sleeve gets a puncture or stretches out then I get a piston action of the stump in the socket which can lead to bad things. So I'm always on the watch for that.
It keeps things interesting.
Keep on keeping on.
Torchie
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Old 03-09-2021, 09:52 PM
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Glad to see you're making progress with the leg. The car will wait. Rest up.
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Old 03-09-2021, 10:31 PM
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Really helps us to relate to you as a real person rather than just typed letters on a screen Torch.
Thanks for posting.
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Old 03-09-2021, 11:05 PM
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Thanks Kenny and eman.
You guys know me. Iím a open book. Itís all part of the build.😳😎
Torchie
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Old 03-10-2021, 08:10 AM
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Thanks Kenny and eman.
You guys know me. Iím a open book. Itís all part of the build.😳😎
Torchie
The build of the car or the rebuild of you?
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Old 03-10-2021, 10:54 AM
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The build of the car or the rebuild of you?
All one and the same , kenny.😎
Torchie
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Old 03-10-2021, 02:55 PM
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PS roughed in.
On to the trunk lid as I don't feel like getting under the car to do the inner rockers yet.
Torchie
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