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by BuddyBongo
Wed Jan 25, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Show us yer insides
Replies: 308
Views: 116784

Re: Show us yer insides

Was it you we discussed what best to finish the woodwork with? Looks a fun Bongo. Good luck with the next project.
yes, that's right...well remembered! I went with the Danish Oil recommendation, worked a blooming treat... needed 'airing' for quite a few days though... :D
by BuddyBongo
Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Show us yer insides
Replies: 308
Views: 116784

Re: Show us yer insides

Well, my time here in Bongoland has come to an end... for now. We have sold our beloved Buddy and he is getting picked up by his new owner tonight. I also just wanted to say thanks for all the help I have been given over the last couple of years and although I've not been a hugely active user of the...
by BuddyBongo
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:34 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Towbar swap and other parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Towbar swap and other parts

Northern Bongolow wrote:all the parts will swap, the only thing that may be different is the colour of grey on the hand brake gear lever panel.

Wow, that's good to know! I was certain there'd be at least one that wouldn't, thanks!
by BuddyBongo
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Towbar swap and other parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Towbar swap and other parts

Seems like the long way round (and a shame) to turn a decent Bongo into an indecent one by parts swapping if/when it might be easier to get parts from a breaker like Bongospares. Have you explored/costed out tbe alternatives? I know I know, but I'm in New Zealand and it's pretty hard to come by the...
by BuddyBongo
Mon Jun 13, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Towbar swap and other parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Towbar swap and other parts

by BuddyBongo
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Towbar swap and other parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Re: Towbar swap and other parts

Struggling to get the photos up... bear with
by BuddyBongo
Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:40 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Towbar swap and other parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1205

Towbar swap and other parts

Hey Bongonauts... I have the opportunity to buy a '99 V6 petrol Bongo tintop (I already have a '95 2.4 Diesel AFT) ...looks in decent condition and has 'some' paperwork... but what I want to buy it for is to swap a few of the parts out for ones that are worn or missing on my Buddy. Anyone know if th...
by BuddyBongo
Tue Dec 22, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: DIY conversion... and so it begins.
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: DIY conversion... and so it begins.

Well... the Danish Oil went on beautifully.... pretty smelly though gonna leave it another day or so. Really impressed with the finish and I feel like I can actually walk on the floor now :) Will post some more photos soon I have another question though... one which i asked in a previous comment but...
by BuddyBongo
Wed Dec 16, 2015 12:48 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: DIY conversion... and so it begins.
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: DIY conversion... and so it begins.

for my 2 pennies worth... I built a teardrop trailer the year before last and wanted a "classic" look, so had ply sides and aluminium over the top. I used Danish Oil on the sides, it took quite a few coats, but once dry (it stayed sticky for a few days), it felt fantastic, like a varnish. As it soa...
by BuddyBongo
Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: DIY conversion... and so it begins.
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: DIY conversion... and so it begins.

Wow thanks for all your input thats great!!!..... the concensus online AND my family AND some of you it seems is Danish Oil so we have winner. It needs to be done and dry and ready a week today so id best hurry.... i havent finished building it yet!! Thanks again for all your help.... more photos so...
by BuddyBongo
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: DIY conversion... and so it begins.
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: DIY conversion... and so it begins.

That is looking sooooo cool. Maybe you should keep the lovely woody look and varnish it and then use tie on cushions etc for comfort. Less hassle for the missus to make, nice and easy to clean upholstery and refurbish/wipe down woodwork, would look cool and sunny, and you could easily change the th...
by BuddyBongo
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: DIY conversion... and so it begins.
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: DIY conversion... and so it begins.

That is looking sooooo cool. Maybe you should keep the lovely woody look and varnish it and then use tie on cushions etc for comfort. Less hassle for the missus to make, nice and easy to clean upholstery and refurbish/wipe down woodwork, would look cool and sunny, and you could easily change the th...
by BuddyBongo
Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: DIY conversion... and so it begins.
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: DIY conversion... and so it begins.

So a couple more weeks spent working on my DIY project.... finally getting around to building the Kitchen.... the bit I've been procrastinating about the most.....not quite finished yet. maybe one more week, then it's the Mrs turn to soft furnish it!! here's a few pics and a link to the photo galler...
by BuddyBongo
Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:39 am
Forum: Pimp My Bongo
Topic: Painting AFT
Replies: 32
Views: 8520

Re: Painting AFT

Old thread but hoping people still checking...
I've got a grey AFT but I want to paint it green (like the majority of the rest of my van) is there a Rustoleum colour that is close enough to 'Bongo green'?

Si
by BuddyBongo
Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:49 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: DIY conversion... and so it begins.
Replies: 42
Views: 6850

Re: DIY conversion... and so it begins.

As to the weight of the middle row of seats it should be noted that if you weigh yourself on bathroom scales and then try and weigh yourself holding the seat and do the maths to find the weight of the seat,you can't see the reading on the scale and have(in absence of wife/girlfriend/partner/mate) t...