''Flog'' it ASAP
Firstly, welcome to this neck-O-the-woods, Kick back, crack a frostie put yr feet up and enjoy the ride
We sure hope you enjoy your stay with us.
Now to the discussion...
Sadly I would also say get out while you can... You will way over-capitalise, and never be satisfied.
Then there is the problem of licence & reg.. If you think home affairs is a shambles.. Try the licence & reg dept... Starting with police clearance / back licence fees....
Anyhow that just my 3 Zuptas worth (no more rands & cents, they used to have a value)...
Scott, welcome to the forum, sorry to learn about your misfortune.
Sad how people get ripped off on the electronic and printed media by some $&*% screamers.
As suggested above, no papers, no road worthy, no go.
If you are a hands on diy person, have a lot of patience and some extra cash, you might end up with a nice expensive rebuild (home build) van, but, at a cost.
It is sad how people get ripped off every day, and some people thrive on the miss fortune of another.
Personally, I would sell it as scrap metal, to recover some of the losses already incurred.
Best of luck for the future camping experiences.
Mens kon dalk nog probeer het as die papier werk in orde was. Maar daai sukkel is nie die sous werd nie.
Dit sou nie n volledige fix gewees het nie. Net die kante en dak in orde kry en dan bed voor en agter niks kaste nie. Maar sonder papiere nee wat. Gee dit n mis.
If the licence is 4-years or more in the arrears, the item get de-registered as a default and then to get everything back to normal, this will be a very, very long road with a lot of ''Bribes'' to pay to ''Certain'' people to get the actual registration back onto the licencing system again.
Contact the following person:- Neels @ 082 874 5551. You can tell him that Dennis refer you. He is staying close to you in Alberton. He is staying in Albemarle, right behind the Scaw Metals residance flats.
Eisch, if you can get the papers sorted, break it up and start with a clean sheet, just the chassis.
Scott would you mind to measure the front and back window for me?
Sorry just the front one as i see the back one is broken.
I think you have enough above to chew on withou repeating.
Recently I bought a Slipstream which was deregistered and re-registered as a 2015. The seller had evidence that it was on his name and I did not expect any further problems.
However when it passed the roadworthy subject to police clearance. When they took it for the microdot the problems arose.
Firstly, if you can do the repairs yourself, I think it would be a nice challenge - not worth it if you must have it done.
Then, I have shared my experience in order to recommend you first get the paperwork right, before you waste more money and time. You may just find you will never get it on your name.
In my case there is still some hope - an honest previous owner refunded my purchase price as well as all my expenses. Yesterday, he dropped me an e-mail asking if I was still interested, as all is sorted out. All I want is for it to be legally on my name, in which case I am sure I will get value for money.
No this is not possible, you might get stopped by a very clever ''Cop'' and he checks out everything and of you go to the police station.
I know a couple of people using trailers that way, but luckilly for them, they were never stopped by a very clever ''Cop''.
Example: That is same, you have 2x cars, 1x car is roadworthy and registered and the 2nd not, but you use 1x licence disc for both.
As Dennis said, it will be a bad experience when you get caught, it actually is fraud with a heavy sentence if found guilty.
Sonder papiere los hom uit. Daar is n rede hoekom hy nie papiere het nie. Ek het n 1984 gysey 5 gekoop wat geskraap was ek het al die papier werk gehad en alles en dig het my 11 maande gevat om wa terug ol die pad te kry. Deesdae soek hulle ook nou n sabs sertifikaat vir die knderstel.