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    RAFFLE, again.

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    ​PLEASE USE YOUR FORUM NAME IN THE DESCRIPTION.
    Epic Dragon needs a hand, in the true spirit of Australian mateship and helping each other out, I want to form a team to get her only means of transport safe.
    To this end, we're going to raffle a fuel voucher to the value of 10% of the funds raised. I'll personally guarantee a minimum value of $100.00.
    Epic Dragon will be along shortly to give us some background.

    badly wandering steering help

    Tickets will be $1.00 each and can be purchased by depositing the purchase price into the account details as above.
    Once deposited please Pm me with your forum name, real name and amount.
    I will not publicly display real names but will update, daily the progressive sales.
    Please note, I update when the funds are clear, not from receipt of the PM. Depending upon your bank, this can take up to three days, from other than the big four.

    Thank-you for your generous support.

    This Raffle is being run by and the sole responsibility of V8Ian.
    There is no connection with AULRO other than the kind gesture of allowing us a vehicle for the promotion of the fund raiser.
    The purpose of this raffle is to raise funds to make Epic Dragon's Land Rover safe and roadworthy.
    Last edited by V8Ian; 30th April 2020 at 10:09 PM.
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    I've kicked in what I can at the moment to get the ball rolling - PM sent.


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    PM Sent. A great effort from you V8Ian , hopefully its a success.

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    Hello Thank you so much for this I am going to share a bit of background of my situation and what this Land Rover means to me,and why.

    I call it the Falcon (AKA the Millennium Falcon) Because as any who watches Star Wars knows, the Falcon is a hero to so many in that universe. This Land Rover is a hero to me. It is the ONLY vehicle I can drive physically and legally due to my disabilities. I have hand and leg disabilities and am in a wheelchair just about all of the time these days. So it gives me some independence. I can stand for very short times, and hobble only the length of my car, supported by it, and with my boot leg braces, my legs work just enough to still drive this car.

    I also only have one working hand. My legs do not work and are not strong enough to work in other vehicles. This is largely due to the driving position of the disco, and how close the pedal is to the side wall (might not be great for so many, but is the perfect support platform for me and once it is safe again, I will be having a new driving assessment in it as to update and change driving modifications as I am an NDIS participant) Of course what comes with my disabilities, is not much in the way of an income. I am actually a fully qualified spray painter, but that was taken from me through disabilities.

    I suffer from a Neurological condition very similar to MS, it is just a different part of my brain that has the damage in it. I also suffer chronic pain syndrome and this car is one I am always most comfortable in. I do not drive far or often like I once did, and as my car has been ageing, it is now almost at 415,000 kms!!

    This wandering steering is becoming a thing that is making my car quite unsafe, but as I am unable to drive other vehicles, I am not able to not drive my car at all as I still have to get to medical appointments at the very least. Family do drive me when they can. I depend completely on this car. As I am rural too, I cannot use public transport because it doesn't come out this way and because I am not so good at self propel in my wheel chair right now enough to use a bus)

    Its a thing I have not been able to find and fix at home which is what I do as I am never able to afford to take it to a mechanic - I have however, been saving ever so slowly! This car is so special to me that I cannot even put into words because it gives a gift of some freedom to be normal The current issue has been building for some time as the thread above shows, front wheel bearings have been replaced, engine mounts done. Have replaced the drive shaft too, none which made a difference to the problem.

    I have owned this car for 7 years now, and its with me for the long haul I do worry that one day, I will not be able to drive at all anymore, but as long as my Disco lives, I can live well too And I hope to enjoy driving it again, and exploring places only it can get me. (And road tripping when COVID is over to meet all you wonderful Landrovians and the car that through this wonderful thing V8Ian has started, to bring a lot of people together, and gives them something to smile about in this dark time with current world events) I cried when found out about this, because life is such a battle, as it is for so many of us. It is such a positive thing, and an overwhelming surprise.

    There are no words to describe how grateful I am, so from the bottom of my heart, thank you. I have been going through an exceptionally tough time recently, and this just really made me smile and light up inside. My car is also hanging in there! Fun bit of trivia, my car has actually been around on this forum even before me as a forum member owned it previously If there is anything I can do for anyone, to lighten up your day, please let me know!
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    My 'Millennium' Falcon RAFFLE, again.

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    Thanks for the kind words and background Epic Dragon but I'm only a small cog in a complex gearbox. It has taken over a month to get all the planets to align.
    Firstly it had to get the OK from Incisor, that wasn't an issue, he gave the nod immediately. Then Epic Dragon had to agree, I could sense so many emotions in the reply, grateful appreciation, relief, disbelief, oh to have been a fly on the wall.
    Roverlord Offroad Spares came to the party early, offering whatever help they could.
    Then the wall was impacted with, finding a mechanic/ workshop! Why do businesses bother to pay for a website, then ignore enquiries even when followed up with emails and phone calls?
    Finally a mechanic agreed to have a go and Millennium Falcon is going in for a medical next week.
    I'm sure Epic Dragon will share the results with us.

    Thanks Dave, Mario and Heather, without your help this would never have gotten off the ground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Epic_Dragon View Post
    My 'Millennium' Falcon RAFFLE, again.
    Is that a D1 or D2.
    Cheers......Brian
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    D2 (built in 2000)


    Quote Originally Posted by Bearman View Post
    Is that a D1 or D2.

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    I hope it's a D2, Brian. All enquiries have been posted in the D2 forum and answered as such. Maybe thats why it's never improved eh?
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    RAFFLE, again.
    Quote Originally Posted by V8Ian View Post
    I hope it's a D2, Brian. All enquiries have been posted in the D2 forum and answered as such. Maybe thats why it's never improved eh?

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