Joined: Tue May 03, 2011 8:51 pm
Location: Pretoria West, Gauteng, South Africa
Vehicles: lots of t 3 syncros,
The "Thingcro" 15" with golf AHF 1.9TD
16" syncro LHD Reimo Pop top camper 2.0i
1990 syncro caravelle 3ct 2.2 td
1968 bay crewcab,
steyr puch haflinger,
2008 Kawa KLR 650
and a shed load of syncro spares
Location: Pretoria West, the wild west
i have a customer called Richard Norton in Port St John's. he runs a charity called PSJ Animal welfare, they are donation based setup. i will attach some pictures and his mail to me.
for those who have been to PSJ can vouch that it is beautiful but very poor. He drives out into the rural areas and treats the sick animals, mainly for mange, rabies and ticks and fleas. but the also do spaying and neutering,
he drives up to Pretoria to have us work on his syncro.
I have decided to help him with repairs at no charge where i can. yesterday i send him a reconned powersteering rack for his syncro, he will have it installed in Mtata.
Can we get a donation or two from the syncro sa members and make them our charity, they will advertise the syncro sa site on their syncro, i will sponsor the sign writing for this.
here is his mail:
(sorry , the letter ‘ 0’ is not working n my keyboard.)
We are very fortunate you are choosing us t balance your Karma . . 0urs is evidently w0rking. Have a l00k at the attached pics.
After your second delightful call today, I came up with this possible idea.
This vehicle is a VERY important part f what we d0 and ideally suited. We have built D0g b0xes t0 fit the kombi that can carry up t0 20 d0gs.
What if the Syncr0 Club put forward donations into a kitty that could be used by you t0 keep it g0ing?
I am getting new sign writing and we could make 0ne along the lines 0f “This vehicle is maintained by the SYNCR0 CLUB f SA” and we could add them t our mailing list (the latest will be with you in a day 0r two . . please wait for that before you d0 anything) .
F0r example what the kombi needs at the moment is
• back light lenses,
• new tubes to get diff lock working,
• driver side review mirror,
• change electric t mechanical window winders,
• move bottle to stop overheating
. . the tyres idea is a g00d 0ne but we 0nly need them in the rainy seas0n and we n0w kn0w the places we get stuck s0 take the motorbike in the kombi 0n those days. . .
And Stuart you have already done s much by helping u0t with the steering rack, I have enough t0 get up t Pta and we can sort ut petrol money when I get up there.
I will be sorting out the mechanical stuff, we need a sponsor for a right side elec mirror for him, need to be electrically working but should be useable. they are quite expensive i know but even if a few guys can club together we can get one for him..
They also need stuff like shade cloth for covers for the Pound, anything that could be of used to them will also do.
Dog food, dry pellet type will also be appreciated as they go out and give this to the community.
Blankets etc as well.
I will be getting their bank details and news letter later in the week or early next week. he has asked me to wait before i do this but i need to get you all involved.
we must also do a week long trip down to the transkei coast and we can go and see the setup there as part of our trip, we can also then all donate a few thing and take it down to him. think we should arrange this for march/ april next year around the easter holidays.