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Having been to Africa and me being me...here's an idea:
Rather than send unloved Ts to the scrap-yard or let some "good old boys" part them out why not donate them to villages in Africa to be used as school buses or carting water or farm workhorses, etc.
The "Ts for Africa" charity ???
I remember in northern Kenya a little kid wearing a neat school uniform, maybe 6-7 years old, asked me for a lift to get home from school.
Well, the walk home would have been several miles and we're talking through a hot semi-desert area in the middle of nowhere. Chances of getting a abducted by passing truck drivers or meeting a wild animal I would think are not small.
Robust and easy to fix Ts are perfect for Africa.
Who here has "unloved T's"?
I wouldn't think people are going to start donating fully restored cars, and a run down unrestored T wouldn't last a week in Africa.
I could image someone donating a chassis, another an engine, parts suppliers donating engine rebuild parts, an engine rebuilder doing the engine for free, tyre supplier a set of tyres, shipping company donating transport, etc. etc.
Would be a team effect working with other old car people for a good cause. Meet new people, make new friends.
Businesses supplying a service or goods get publicity and goodwill. Clubs involved get exposure and possibly much needed new members and an injection of energy. Win, win for all involved.
Best of all though, it would be helping people who were not lucky enough to be born in rich in a Western country, plus keeps a T or two from going to scrap.
Would be a lot of energy and effect but good things in life don't come easy.