Discussion in 'New Members' started by Paul S Atkins, Sep 15, 2019.
How really disappointing!
Just what you wanted - an even longer list of “things to do”........NOT!
Ol NO ,not a site to see Hope the transport company comes through with the insurance,to help in getting a replacement.
Congrats. Cool looking bus.
Shame about the start in some ways, but what a great conversation starter about how you got Daisy once it is all sorted out.
Hopefully insurance steps up.
Be sure to mention that the poptop was 95% of the value of the purchase price, when you make the claim......
To be honest, based on the price of a replacement one on Thebusstop.com.au, it isn't far off!
The person behind the truck would have got the shock of their life with that lump of fibreglass heading towards them.
Oh no!! I wonder if someone caught it happening on dashcam?... The footage might appear on the nightly news...
Sorry to hear about the misfortune Paul. What a mixture of emotions you must have had.
Any way it's yours now & I'm sure you'll get some good memories in the future.
Wow that's terrible and not a great welcome to the kombi scene in Oz.
Replacement Sopru pop tops come up on gumtree and eBay from time to time at a fairly reasonable price.
Its actually a good time to remove the rest of the pop-top to see if the tin-worm is active in there.
Best of luck with Daisy
The tie down straps on these pop top roofs have been the subject of quite a few conversations here......
Some have replaced theirs, as they have experienced Daisy's woes first hand whilst driving.
At least you used a reputable company......all should be sorted once the paperwork goes through.
As always, I hope the fine print was read on the transport agreement.......
Especially if they have a bit of road rash!
Well, I heard back from the transport company and they said that I am not covered under their insurance.
My first step is to tell everyone never to use CEVA Car Carrying and my next step today was to speak to a lawyer this afternoon and go and see them on Monday.
Nothing in their terms of carriage say the insurance excludes this and they "Guarantee that the vehicle will arrive in the same condition it left in".
In the mean time, I had a beer with Daisy this evening and looked at the stars. (I Guess you can do that in a convertible)
That's terrible of the transport company! I hope you get good advice from the lawyer and they come to the party.
The solicitor I spoke to said they wouldn't have lodged it with the insurance company and probably came to the decision internally. He said that most of the times a solicitor contacts them and they come to the party and agree to pay.
Whilst they all argue, I am off to the Reno forum to work out if I need to do lots and lots of sanding, or go crazy with paint stripper to see what is underneath the layers of paint.
I got the horn working today, it was like a little splutter and a cough.
Fingers crossed. I will keep my eyes pealed for one, just in case.
Sadly all I can find so far is a pop-top with a vehicle attached to it.
Paint stripper and gerni sounds a good option
A slowly dying horn can usualy be given a gasp by turning the small adjusting screw on the back.
Put in a "wanted" add in the fore sale section below. Maybe someone who hasn't read this thread will see it and has a spare pop-top lying around. Or buy a basket case with a decent fiberglass roof on it?
Wakey Wakey Scott!
He did that yesterday........
I really dont look at that section often.
Probably should more to save future embarrassment
You don't really need anything, Eh Scott.
No he doesn't, he is dreaming in is 69 Kombi
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