Ya, you guessed correctly. Went grocery shopping, car rattles like there’s no tomorrow. 😮 I’m thinking it sounds all too familiar … probably propshaft on its way out again. So today I made my way to the propshaft experts only to have the uber expert telling me Noooo, that’s the “crossmember” or sumsuch and we only work on propshafts. And I’m like WTF? And they like Sorry, find a mechanic. And I’m like Boohoo. :.( Then one of the propshafters tells me were I can find a garage that specialises in shitty old cars and that’s where I must go to find enlightenment and universal awareness in all things automobilistic.
And there I went and …
… a buncha 20-30something hipsters, totally dirty, pierced and tattoed all over but with very well-groomed beards, taking care of me and Oubaas. 🙂 Pheew.
When I tell the boss how problematic my life with Turdy was he just said I should’ve come to them. It’s no problem to sort those old Chevs out. And I like Well, too late now 😦 And I like the Transit better anyway.
Everything is better than Chevrolet, really!
While one of them brings me home I tell him about my other problems: No fuel gauge, no speedo, no odometer … and the steering is still fuked. And he like We’ll look into all that and let you know. But for now let’s sort out the rattling propshaft and loose gearbox and loose shiftythingy and let’s tighten the exhaust before it falls off …
… and I’m like You can do that? And he’s like Come back at half past three, or wait, we’ll send someone around with your van and you can bring them back.
And there I was fearing the van would be gone for 1-2 weeks. Hey, what a positive outlook for once.
I know I should hush now and be quiet not to summon bad kharma … but prolly for the first time ever since I’m in the Shitty Old Cars Business I feel in good hands with these guys.
Particularly since they don’t specialize: They do all sorts of repairs and not just portions of them. And as oldtimer specialists they know where to find rare spares or replacements.
Uiuiuiiii … I can hardly wait for them to call me. Oubaas’ future looks bright! And maybe there’s a chance for him to become a Vanessa or Vangelina in the not too distant future. 😉
You see the photos? Ya, prolly nothing special in the US and Europe but in Africa (and let’s not forget, South Africa is still kinda African country) this is really a small fortune worth of cars they have assembled here. And if so many owners of more or less valuable old metal trust in these guys to maintain their precious little motorvehicles, they can’t be all that bad. Right?
And this garage is not even 10 minutes away from our home. Why o why didn’t I know about this gem???
/me feels betrayed.