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Old 08-10-2018, 12:01 PM   #31
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Know that's a great project, well done great work like all the details and individuality of the build, enjoy. You have created a very versatile space.

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Old 08-10-2018, 03:14 PM   #32
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Excellent write-up, really enjoyed it!
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:58 PM   #33
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I loved reading this.

I had an "incident" with a Mazda Bongo about 7 years ago and never really thought about them since. Yours is one I would have anyway of the week. The interior wasn't what I expected but I love it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 10:00 AM   #34
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That's a great thread, love the story.

I think that's much more unique than a VW, I love Japanese styling. I agree on the wheel change, you made it look much better!

Camping, but with style!
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:29 AM   #35
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wow you have sorted this beast right out and got rid of the Horrid interior which lets them down looks smashing, Im planing on the same thing maybe a ford Transit custom or a renalt traffic
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Fantastic job. My missus keeps going on about a campervan and doing a European tour, if she sees this thread i know what will happen. That's a superb example and the interior is awesome.

I thought about doing a conversion on my Honda Odyssey, but decided it was too much work so ended up selling it as it had served its purpose.

Bongos and the Nissan Elgrand have a great following at Jap shows and have always caught my eye. I'm a bit of a Weaboo when it come to Jap metal, so probably wouldn't look beyond them.

Some Bongos from Simply Jap a couple of years back...

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Old 09-10-2018, 05:04 PM   #37
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Fantastic job. My missus keeps going on about a campervan and doing a European tour, if she sees this thread i know what will happen. That's a superb example and the interior is awesome.

I thought about doing a conversion on my Honda Odyssey, but decided it was too much work so ended up selling it as it had served its purpose.

Bongos and the Nissan Elgrand have a great following at Jap shows and have always caught my eye. I'm a bit of a Weaboo when it come to Jap metal, so probably wouldn't look beyond them.

Some Bongos from Simply Jap a couple of years back...
Thanks for sharing the pic - nice line-up there!

I think you need to show the Mrs - she gets to think you're letting her have a campervan and you get to buy a Japanese motor. Everyone's a winner!


I did have a peek through the window of an Alphard which is similar to the Elgrand I think. There was a dealership with about twenty of them which I passed on the way to the Bongo show to view mine. It was a more modern and had a much nicer dash, but the styling was too wacky for me and I liked the Bongo community so much.
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Old 18-10-2018, 12:44 AM   #38
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Absolutely brilliant looking van.

I need some inheritance!


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Love the van and the work you have done, and I always really enjoy your write-ups! You could also rent it out as a self-contained flat to some student when you're not using it
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Another great thread! Not sure what else you could do to it but look forwarding to seeing any tweaks and changes you make !
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