torque2me wrote:Alan,Alan Chatterton wrote:I am not demeaning your hard work at all, I have said before what a fantastic job you are doing.
I just wondered why you would consider stumping up £25k for a tool that already exists.
If you have spoken to him, then fine. I didn't know you had.
If you can make the sums work then that's great, I need a pair of half wings myself so ill be first in the queue with my chequebook. But if you can sell 25 pairs of wings that makes £1000 each just in tooling and I don't see that demand.
I know something needs to happen, I just wondered if there was a more cost effective way of doing this. That's all.
Some members have much more understanding of the issue than any committee has had for some time now. As I have posted before I have asked for the issue of spare parts provision for over twemty years now. I knew it would be important and need time to implement. The stance of "we don't want to get involved in parts" is so head in the sand. I don't know of any other "club" which has gone down this route.
Tooling in store does nothing to help. Finance has been offered but we are still in the same bad state of play i.e. no panel spares. So, I with Lloyd on this one - some action is better than none. I, and some others, will obviously make finance available should Lloyd request it. Perhaps our subs should go towards the project as this seems better value than what is on offer from the "club". No wonder we get break-away clubs needing to form.
No spares = no roadworthy vehicles = no membership.
This is the bottom line.
Well said Kev...............
And again well done Llyod...........