NZ - Well we got one after all.

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It's done now

Post by ziggi » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:39 pm

Well the 'bug' is in NZ and were at home in the UK, busy trying to get back down there ASAP.
Insurance is covered by the garage, shouldn't be any hassle. Mike at the garage seems genuine, as said before gut feeling works best.
9 mths to go, sad to be counting down already after returning.

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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by Walter Smith » Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:44 am

I realise that my input comes many months after this business of Bongos in NZ. My experiece of Bongo type vehicles there was, that the preferred type was a Toyota Hiace. It is six years since Betty and I spent a month touring there, and towards the end of our trip we saw a Hiace, recently overhauled and in good order, on offer for $1200 NZ dollars, the exchange rate at the time was $3.46 NZ to the £! If I had spotted it at the beginning of our trip I would have bought it.

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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by mikeonb4c » Sat Sep 13, 2008 10:46 am

Walter Smith wrote:I realise that my input comes many months after this business of Bongos in NZ. My experiece of Bongo type vehicles there was, that the preferred type was a Toyota Hiace. It is six years since Betty and I spent a month touring there, and towards the end of our trip we saw a Hiace, recently overhauled and in good order, on offer for $1200 NZ dollars, the exchange rate at the time was $3.46 NZ to the £! If I had spotted it at the beginning of our trip I would have bought it.

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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by Walter Smith » Sun Sep 14, 2008 6:40 pm

Hi Mike,

I would only have bought the Hiace for the duration of our stay. Apparently it's common practice for visitors to buy a vehicle if they are visiting for a month two, and then sell it on. I met several couples that were travelling round NZ. They have a very good vehicle testing service in NZ and there appears to be a number of folks ready and waiting to buy or sell, you obviously don't have to be on a tight schedule.

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Post by mikeonb4c » Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:21 pm

Walter Smith wrote:Hi Mike,

I would only have bought the Hiace for the duration of our stay. Apparently it's common practice for visitors to buy a vehicle if they are visiting for a month two, and then sell it on. I met several couples that were travelling round NZ. They have a very good vehicle testing service in NZ and there appears to be a number of folks ready and waiting to buy or sell, you obviously don't have to be on a tight schedule.

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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by Talbertnz » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:56 am

I got one two!
I use it as my work van.
I'm a hire a hubby so yes she's nice and pink!
been out camping in it a few times and love it.
got it really cheap about 2 years back from some people that where desperate to sell as they where moving overseas to oz. They are still going for around the 10k in mark NZD got mine for 4500,- :D
It has been going realy well so far. only problem i've had where the coolant hoses about a month ago.
I've got the 2,5 TD.
been lurking on this forum for a while now and happy i finaly joined.
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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by ziggi » Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:31 am

I'm heading back over to NZ soon, looking forward to just driving around, stopping and enjoying the next 6 months. Mine in storage at Katikati in a local garage, so it'll be all serviced and ready to hit the road. :P

Even ordered a couple of small bits from this site to take over NZ as a present for it. :lol:

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Post by Dago & Mrs D » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:16 pm

Tim,
We are back over in March & April. Can we bring you anything across then :idea:
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Post by mikeonb4c » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:51 pm

Welcome Talbertnz - great to hear of another NZ Bongo. Wish I could live and travel around your lovely country in a Bongo. Oh for more time, funds and independence :roll:
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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by Bob » Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:11 am

Welcome guys, don't forget you are welcome anywhere on the Forum, not just International.

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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by chiefster1976 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 4:31 am

I would try and get it stored and for NOBODY to use it!!!
Especially if he prangs it!!

There should be a stickers available for BONGO FURY NZ and BONGO FURY OZ, I will stick one in to advertise the Fury site! anyone want to make one and send it over?? :wink:

I understand reading the Wellhouse leisure site that they are moving into NZ amd converting campers there!! I guess there will more bongos in NZ..
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Post by Pete & Sue » Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:32 pm

Perhaps you can slip into that 'Little Black Number' for the 'New Year'
'Happy New Year'
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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by chiefster1976 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:59 am

Hello to all the kiwis and those living in NZ. I am in OZ but NO OZ section as of yet!! so im highjacking yours!! :lol: Conversion in Australia is under construction!! :D
Most of the appliances and woodwork has been bought and floor is down ready for the next step of wiring!!
Having to import a PMS 3H from the u.k as there does not seem to be much in the way of combination systems here! #-o 1
People generally use seperate charger/transformer 240 to 12v/ consumer unit and switch panel..
Me i like the complete PMS 3H system..
Luckily have a mate going to the u.k in 2 weeks to saveon shipping of the unit.. =D>
I am going to make my own bed frame.. :cry:
The requirements are quite strict here...you must have rear head rests in the back if your having ) seat belts and the hinges and runners and seat in eneral should be able to withstand 100kg of presure(hence in an accident) #-o

Pictures will be taken throughout the build...

Happy bongoing!!! from chiefster!!!!
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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by Sar N Ade » Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:55 pm

Please post some pics of the completed conversion Chiefster. :)

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Re: NZ - Well we got one after all.

Post by chiefster1976 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:06 am

Hi... my previous post is under
' finished conversion pictures by chiefster1976.'
the web site link is http://picasaweb.google.com/chiefster1976/StarredPhotos ..
Hope the site is still up and running..
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