Shortly to become a bonggone

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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by mikeonb4c » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:59 pm

Boy, that does look really nice. Hope you have a lot of fun with it. Was the lifting roof fitted as part of the conversion?
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by Bob » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:15 pm

Thanks for posting pics of Reggie.

Very nice looking motor. :D
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by kingbillybongo » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:27 pm

mikeonb4c wrote:Boy, that does look really nice. Hope you have a lot of fun with it. Was the lifting roof fitted as part of the conversion?
Yes the roof was,and thank you ,we r looking forward to new adventures. So far we are very pleased with it. :D
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by kingbillybongo » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:31 pm

Bob wrote:Thanks for posting pics of Reggie.

Very nice looking motor. :D
Thanks bob.will still stay a member as this is one great site.was a hard decision as Billy was such a great van.seems someone is interested in him already so hopefully we'll be getting a new member on here.
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by kingbillybongo » Sun Jun 12, 2016 7:36 pm

Loving the walk through and swivel seat.
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by Bob » Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:03 pm

Thanks for posting pics. :D

There must be a lot of us wondering what to do if Bongy has to make that final journey to the 'Big campsite in the sky'.
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by Jim the Box » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:27 pm

Similar in size to the bongo but without the centre consol so feels much more spacious and easier to fit the rotating seats.
Happy camping =D>
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by mikeonb4c » Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:12 am

Jim the Box wrote:Similar in size to the bongo but without the centre consol so feels much more spacious and easier to fit the rotating seats.
Happy camping =D>
Are they a bit wider than a Bongo? Been looking at them on t'internet and they seem nice, though not cheap compared to what i have and love. I'd miss the distinctive Bongo styling, convenience of electric blinds, AFT, narrowness and ease of everyday commuting use, and MPV usefulness of my unconverted one. But if i was taking to the open road seriously, it'd be a very good candidate. Should i go for petrol or diesel - that is the question :roll:
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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by teenmal » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:11 pm

Jim the Box wrote:All the best with your new van, although King Billy Regis does not have the same ring to it.

Jim and Elaine....

He could always call it "The Billy Boy" ..s

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Re: Shortly to become a bonggone

Post by BongoBongo123 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:03 am

Nice inside and out and looks very clean. I am not keen on the how the front look myself. Back looks ok though. Have a good time.