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Post by haydn callow » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:27 pm

Would it not be a good idea for all us DIY Bongoer's to put together a list of "special" equipment we are happy to "lend" out to other Bongoer's in their area.
I will start with Somerset :- Pela pump...workshop manual.....selection of tools/sockets etc....multi meters and more.
Problem is, as I see it this Topic will get lost off the "bottom". of the page over time. How do we keep it alive ? Should we have a area co-ordinater?
Just thoughts but it seems daft me sitting here with a pela pump and then someone else 10 miles away spending £40 just to use once to change his ATF
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Post by platty345 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:58 pm

Great idea haydn, I've a pela pump, If anybody near me wants to use it,
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Post by haydn callow » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:27 pm

By gum...My Aunti used to live in Birch Drive Pendlebury.
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Post by trevd01 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:28 pm

haydn callow wrote: Problem is, as I see it this Topic will get lost off the "bottom". of the page over time. How do we keep it alive ?
A mod could make it sticky :lol:
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Post by Ian » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:16 pm

As if by magic..... :D
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Post by trevd01 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:53 pm

...and move to 'techie' :?:
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Post by Ian » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:57 pm

trevd01 wrote:...and move to 'techie' :?:
No. I reckon we see what response this gets, and then move to "Rest of the West". And then set something up for each regional group.
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Post by trevd01 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:10 pm

Yes, sounds sensible to keep it local. I wont be going to Cornwall for a particular spanner, for example 8)
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Post by Bongo.Baz.tard » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:13 pm

Sounds like a good idea ,I'm in Glasgow,so a bit far from you.
I have a fair amount of tools .What could be a problem ,is if something borrowed is damaged when loaned out .
Need some kind of policy on this .
Be a bit hard to enforce though.
ALSO COULD EXTEND TO OTHER ITEMS, LIKE A LITTLE SELF HELP COMMUNE.
The other side of the coin is that some people just take not give .
Unfortunately this is just human nature.
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Post by haydn callow » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:43 pm

Anything lost or damaged would have to be replaced or paid for.
Help/advice is a good idea.
The takers would soon be sussed.
If anyone brings their Bongo to me I would be happy to show them the basics and how to do simple tasks.
I think it would be good for the Bongo community and worth a try.
I already get at least a phone call a week from some lost soul. Usually sort somthing out.
What about making it a rule that the value of the item be deposited and 100% returned when the item is returned as was.
If it is a rule then there is no embarassment on either part.
So if you want to use my Pela Pump leave £40 when you pick it up and I will give you the same £40 back on it's safe return. Got to be a good thing.
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Post by Bongo.Baz.tard » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:52 pm

Yep,
that could be the way forward Haydn.
This sounds like a really good idea, if we can get it off the ground.
Any help you need up this neck of the woods ,i'll be happy to lend a hand.
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Post by haydn callow » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:53 pm

Sort of things we need.
Ramps
Axel Stands.
Pela pump.
Manuals
Trolly jacks
Engine hoist
Battery chargers
Welders
Trailers
Taps & Dies
Extractors
Helicoil kits
Odd sized sockets/spanners

Any consumables would need paying for/replacing
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Post by Bongo.Baz.tard » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:01 pm

Yep,
that could be the way forward Haydn.
This sounds like a really good idea, if we can get it off the ground.
Any help you need up this neck of the woods ,i'll be happy to lend a hand.
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Post by Bongo.Baz.tard » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:02 pm

SORRY SO EXCITED I POSTED TWICE
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Post by Peg leg Pete » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:46 pm

Sounds a brill idea :wink: hopefully we can get a group sorted up north too :wink:
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