By Mal Kelson
I am selling my car and needed to obtain a Vehicle Safety Inspection Certificate. Unfortunately the car failed due to the rubber gaiters on the steering rack being split.
When I removed the front wheels from my Elise, I discovered that the inner end of the gaiter was 150mm inside a small box section of the chassis, and almost impossible to secure the cable ties that held it in position. Taking the steering rack out also appeared to be a very difficult job and I was feeling very dejected.
Giles Cooper arrived at my place a short while later and I asked him the best place to obtain new gaiters and how do you fit them! Giles did not have the answers but assured me he would endeavour to find out. An hour or so latter Giles rang to find out the best time his team could arrive. At noon on Thursday, Giles (with very special double acting extra long pliers), Joe Arico (with tools and gaiters), Daryl Wilson, Barry Mather, Phil “Winno” Piddington, and Alex Molocznyk arrived in force.
After two hours of most enjoyable banter, superb skill and engineering knowledge, the team had the gaiters fitted and the car back on its wheels.
I have shed many tears of joy as I have thought about the generosity of all the people who helped. Thank you.