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T4 - T5 Forum Pages » T4 - T5 Members Posts » Bodywork » Bongo pop top ("Will they fit a T4?")
Bongo pop top
Date: Sunday, 31/Oct/10, 7.11 PM | Message # 1
Lieutenant
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From: 17/Jul/09
Hi all hope you all had a good summer in your vans. biggrin
As we take our 6yr old away with us all the time he has been sleepin in a bunk bed across the front seats.
But we are thinking of putting a pop top on so he has his own space and will give us more room for storage
on over night stops when we dont get to put the awning up.

I now i can get one fitted for about £1400 but as im a have a go hero i was thinking that the pop top off a bongo or similar might fit.

You views are welcome
malc


 

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Date: Sunday, 31/Oct/10, 7.14 PM | Message # 2
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From: 06/Sep/09
im sure dougie will be along soon to confirm this, im not sure how different the shape is but im pretty sure the bongo is narrower than the t4.

 

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Date: Monday, 01/Nov/10, 8.27 AM | Message # 3
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From: 20/Feb/09
Anything is possible Malc. Would think the correct top will end up cheaper in the long run though mate. Have seen a few removed ones on ebay going for a song. Complete too. I'd have to sit a Bongo roof on top of a T4 to see if the curvature is similar front to back and side to side before I'd commit to it.

 

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Date: Monday, 01/Nov/10, 9.43 AM | Message # 4
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From: 27/Jan/09
The conclusive answerr is yes it will fit no probs yes it is smaller and yes it is narrower it i have to say looks NAFF with a capital N given it was made to fit a far smaller vehicle a secondhand pop top for a T4 is not a easy beast to either move nor obtain one for a bongo is slightly easier as many Bongo owners seem to be fitting hi-tops now they are finally available for Bongos....

The Bongo roof has to sit back farther and does quite sit on the roof right i shall find a pic and put it up for you in honesty if it was me i wouldnt bother as it will look as if it was plopped there as an after thought and really out of place...... a high top of a swb T4 fitted is only about £500 ish from Ray on here by the time you bought a bongo roof, transported it, fitted it etc etc you wouldnt be far off the cost anyway and the hi toip retains heat far better for a child anyway.......


 

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