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by mikeonb4c
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: water in passenger footwell
Replies: 11
Views: 1294

Re: water in passenger footwell

I found rust throughs on both sides behind front wheel arch liners. Even my Bongo specialist hadnt seen those before. Theyve all been repaired beautifully but a thorough inspection there may be an idea as i think ultimately it could lead to damp carpets
by mikeonb4c
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Thank you
Replies: 2
Views: 50

Re: Thank you

Bob wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:28 am Well done keeping a classic Bongo on the road. =D>

And welcome aboard. :D
2nd that :D
by mikeonb4c
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Campervan Conversions in Bongos
Topic: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod
Replies: 10
Views: 66

Re: Rear Slide Out Kitchen Pod

Northern Bongolow (Ady) did a DIY one so may also have some thoughts / advice. Agree its a great design idea that could be pushed further. I was interested in the idea when i got mine 14 yrs ago but lacked funds to do it.
by mikeonb4c
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Virus Malware Be aware
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Virus Malware Be aware

Similar here, I just say yes that's right ... pause .. which accident are you referring too ? This seems to flummox them somewhat :-) Oh I've done allsorts, mainly patient but there was one occasion, after many calls and when I was feeling rough and not in the mood...... :roll: :shock: :evil: :lol:
by mikeonb4c
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Do you use your bongo as your main vehicle?
Replies: 10
Views: 341

Re: Do you use your bongo as your main vehicle?

My only vehicle, its the size of most cars, good turning circle, so why not, no car is going to give good mileage on short runs anyway. 2nd that. Its been my only car since 2006 and daily commute until I retired in 2017. The only downside is taking it a distance to be looked after and some years, h...
by mikeonb4c
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Virus Malware Be aware
Replies: 8
Views: 347

Re: Virus Malware Be aware

Disturbing news. I am with 2gether and have been for many years. I have also, for many years, been receiving highly unwelcome calls on my mobile (a number i never knowingly agree to be given out and used). Its always a girl with an Essex'y accent who starts with "Hello. We've been told you was in an...
by mikeonb4c
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: John Sheldrick (Francophile1947) RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 518

Re: John Sheldrick (Francophile1947) RIP

Just read this and was shocked and saddened. He was one of the giants of the Bongo world when I started on here many years back and I had many great banters with him. My sincere condolences to his family. RIP John. :cry:
by mikeonb4c
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Bongos in Japan
Replies: 5
Views: 399

Re: Bongos in Japan

We used to import them, about 12 -15 years ago. Many were cherished family cars. They're popular for escaping from the city, to the country. Of the many, two that stood out were one that had one that had been owned by a Geisha firm in Kyoto. It was black, gleaming, with lots of chrome accessories. ...
by mikeonb4c
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: Anxiety over changing the cam belt - 2.5 diesel.
Replies: 17
Views: 649

Re: Anxiety over changing the cam belt - 2.5 diesel.

As I said.... You do not need to remove the glow plugs to change a cam belt, the reason some people might remove them is to turn the engine over easier, but it is not required and could lead to complications. If you realy want to remove the glow/heater plugs and it would make you feel better that i...
by mikeonb4c
Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Fancy Meeting up & Bongo Trips
Topic: UK National Bash Cancelled
Replies: 9
Views: 835

Re: UK National Bash Cancelled

Well, we know where we would all be setting of for today, or at least loading up to travel for the weekend. Sickener that campsites can open in a few days, but that doesn't mean as we know them, and there was no choice making the decision. Let's be thankful for our family, friends, Bongos, and all ...
by mikeonb4c
Thu May 14, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?

Very interesting post Karen and lots to think about there. It will be interesting to see what happens in terms of support for rural communities who need the return of visitors for their economic wellbeing but who need measures in place to control the risks that visitors bring. Hope you're keeping we...
by mikeonb4c
Thu May 14, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: AFT color
Replies: 4
Views: 612

Re: AFT color

Does any one know what the paint colour for the grey fibreglass in the AFT. Never have seen / heard what paint colour it is and it almost seems more like a pigmented gel coat than a paint. People seem to have redone it successfully using everything from ordinary vehicle spray paint to ( from memory...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Bongo Chat
Topic: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?
Replies: 14
Views: 1127

Re: Travelling as lockdown slowly lifted?

As I see it the main problem is the campsite facilities. Toilet and shower blocks would have to remain closed. Or perhaps restricted to one-at-a-time followed by an immediate deep clean of all surfaces. What i find interesting about all this is that i can see the govt having to underwrite new job c...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Techie Stuff
Topic: sliding door and flat battery.
Replies: 10
Views: 789

Re: sliding door and flat battery.

Isolating the battery is only a good idea IF there is a parasitic drain on a temporary basis.?? I've tended to suggest it when a person is having trouble establishing if there is a parasitic drain and/or where its coming from. In that situation, getting a new battery and having it tell you there is...
by mikeonb4c
Wed May 13, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: National Bongo Day 2020
Topic: Bongo birthday
Replies: 12
Views: 3360

Re: Bongo birthday

My dad was a Lanc pilot and I was told many stories by his crew. Mike, my uncle was a tail gunner in a Lanc. He never really settled afterwards and ended up in NZ. We're lucky to only be asked to sit at home and wait out a virus. So true. I think my dad joined for the adventure but i suspect he dem...