I have found another place who might be able to undertake the repair. He is not exactly near work or home but is willing, without crapping on, to have a look at it. Surprising that some places just really CBF doing such a simple job. I don't get why places CBF working on old Holdens. Soon as you mention VR so many places say ohh yeahhhh that job is a pain, or nahh we don't mess with that ****..... With a fair few places carrying on about working on the ute i get the impression they are suggesting just send it to the scrappers and buy something else. Because its nearly always the same yeahhh nahhhh ****.