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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by mikeonb4c » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:36 pm

davepickering wrote:
davepickering wrote:any good repairers in Essex area please
found someone in local area said he would do chassis, sills, wheel arches, but will not use the sprinter arches I bought off ebay says to thin metal he can make better himself ( quote around £600 the lot ) if I remove seats and side panels for his fire watcher access and rear bumper, did ask if he knows the Bongos
answer worked on imported bongos solid for 5 years not much he hasn't done..........let you know how I get on.
That sounds very interesting. How does he make them himself and would he consider making them for selling to others i wonder :roll:
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Troglodytes on tout » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:37 am

Another recommendation for Keith Williams at Williams Garage, Lodge, nr Wrexham. He replaced the very badly deteriorated rear wheel arches with nicely finished and shaped plating as well as some sill repair work together with a well blended lower re-paint and other touching up. £850 all in. A good price for the job and a new lease of life for our Bongo. :D
That was supposed to be 'on tour' not 'on tout' :|
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Bob » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:42 am

Nice one, thanks. :D
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by nth » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:23 am

Any recommendations for rear arch replacement in the Glasgow area, the guy that was going to do mines has let me down.
Would be willing to travel a bit.
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by rita » Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:00 pm

davepickering wrote:
davepickering wrote:any good repairers in Essex area please
found someone in local area said he would do chassis, sills, wheel arches, but will not use the sprinter arches I bought off ebay says to thin metal he can make better himself ( quote around £600 the lot ) if I remove seats and side panels for his fire watcher access and rear bumper, did ask if he knows the Bongos
answer worked on imported bongos solid for 5 years not much he hasn't done..........let you know how I get on.

How did you get on with this job?
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by pixies » Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:03 am

nth wrote:Any recommendations for rear arch replacement in the Glasgow area, the guy that was going to do mines has let me down.
Would be willing to travel a bit.
Gonna be using Dunwells in Leith later this year - but that might be a little too late for you.

I can recommend them as a general bodyshop, though.
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by davepickering » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:08 pm

rita wrote:
davepickering wrote:
davepickering wrote:any good repairers in Essex area please
found someone in local area said he would do chassis, sills, wheel arches, but will not use the sprinter arches I bought off ebay says to thin metal he can make better himself ( quote around £600 the lot ) if I remove seats and side panels for his fire watcher access and rear bumper, did ask if he knows the Bongos
answer worked on imported bongos solid for 5 years not much he hasn't done..........let you know how I get on.

How did you get on with this job?
as expected they found more jobs to do ( total £900 ) looks great waiting to get painted next......but have problem with half shaft coming out of axle and grinding disc on caliper
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by cutlass » Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:50 am

I am sorry.....I dont speak wery well...but I want tolk about "my war against rust"....in russia we use "locker" and "tectil" ....it is fhoto of my car https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipM ... lkelBrVFN3
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Bob » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:01 am

Welcome to Bongo Fury, and thankyou for posting pictures.

Looks good, and well done, your English is good, too. :D
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by cutlass » Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:03 am

Please help - how put photo into message?
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Re: The Rust Directory

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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Jay22smith » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:20 am

https://photos.app.goo.gl/qL9RmvkYGRPw14Nj8
https://photos.app.goo.gl/isufUDYMYThkey2o7

Hi, iv recently bought my bongo that I won via ebay. It had a clean sheet mot that I did via the gov mot history check.
Anyway after going to a bongo specialist for some routine work. They and I were shocked to see the level of corrosion underneath.
The pics (if they work) are behind the rear arches. Does anyone know what these are called and/or if these can be bought as replacement parts like a cross member can be.

Thanks
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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by teenmal » Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:51 am

Any of the parts for those repairs will need to be fabricated, you should ask your Specialist for a quote. I keep telling people to get an experience person to inspect these old vehicles Before they consider buying. When was the MOTT carried out?.


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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Jay22smith » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:01 pm

teenmal wrote: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:51 am Any of the parts for those repairs will need to be fabricated, you should ask your Specialist for a quote. I keep telling people to get an experience person to inspect these old vehicles Before they consider buying. When was the MOTT carried out?.

Take Care
They are more mechinal specialist and in Swansea very far from me in Bristol.
Iv called the garage this morning expressing mins and the Swansea garages concerns. He's agreed to look at it and see what he can do.

I know a welder fabricator who's abit gobsmacked aswell. He doesn't think he save what's there tbh. Why I wondering if they were purchasable.

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Re: The Rust Directory

Post by Jay22smith » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:09 pm

teenmal wrote: Mon Aug 06, 2018 10:51 am Any of the parts for those repairs will need to be fabricated, you should ask your Specialist for a quote. I keep telling people to get an experience person to inspect these old vehicles Before they consider buying. When was the MOTT carried out?.


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