Well engine and box now in rolling chassi ( photo to follow) just made a new acrylic switch panel on a laser machine and engraved the switch positions. film protection on at the moment till fitted. sd1
Hi Dave I also have a cold also and feeling under the weather it must be going around. No contact from Justin as yet ? With regard to your garage let me know if you need help in the garage I would be happy to help I am a qualified electrician. I use a propane heater only need it on for 5 mins it takes the chill off that's what I have been using you maybe able to see it in the photos. The new dash is made from acrylic and cut and engraved on a laser machine. Maybe meet up when were both feeling better steve sd1
Well its some time since my last post sorry guys and girls. This is the reason why. last November around when the nec classic car show was on With the kind help of Dave (nobbla) we put the bug body on Davies trailer and went of to abody shop near Dave. Infact the one that did the paint job on his bug(they did a fab job on his bug) ! but. After months of false promises and revisits to the body shop to see if it had been started only to find still just stuck in the back of the workshop in the same state it was when we had taken it there. all in all and with all that wasted time we went back the othere week and collected it and brought it back home. Its now due to go to a local body shop just down the road from me next fri/sat to be done. I have used this body shop for my xj350 and trust Rob there to do a fab job. To be continued when done guys and girls. steve sd1
Well bug 99% done need to replace or remake seats to be fair old ones ok but a little tired Need to get my self a battery and some hockey sticks then check out wiring and replace old tyres and then replace steering box and test drive it
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
Jan 14, 2019 13:58:31 GMT
karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
Feb 11, 2019 21:52:09 GMT
mikebentley: how does this shout box work?
Feb 16, 2019 13:40:51 GMT
nigel1962: Hi mark ,did you get my reply
Feb 18, 2019 20:44:05 GMT
crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
Mar 27, 2019 19:41:42 GMT
jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
Apr 4, 2019 16:54:48 GMT
fmb4: My Bug has nothing but a hole where the canopy latch should be. Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 9, 2019 14:55:30 GMT
Biggles: fmb4 One on ebay now
Apr 13, 2019 9:16:03 GMT
heartnut: Quick question: If I fit a Lucas 15/16/18 alternator, is it true that it will heed fibreglass work to fit it as the body is bigger than the original generator?
Apr 26, 2019 19:14:47 GMT
rolydog2001: I have fitted a Dynamator to get around this, looks original and gives the same output.
Apr 27, 2019 19:25:09 GMT
heartnut: Thanks for that - good tip!
May 2, 2019 20:21:08 GMT
tpg: can you please help? my son is nearing the end of a 4 year restoration of his mini cooper car and we are trying to locate 2 of the above wheels to make up a set. Would you know any of your colleagues who may know anybody who would sell us 2 alloys. Any inf
May 12, 2019 13:59:52 GMT
tpg: Sorry the wheels are Dunlop D1 LP922 X 10inch. thanks
May 12, 2019 14:01:25 GMT
tpg: Hi dose anybody have 2 DUNLOP D1 LP922 ALLOYS for sale? URGENTLY required
May 25, 2019 9:53:39 GMT
fmb4: I am in desperate need of a latching assembly for my canopy. I am restoring, and have only a hole where it would have been. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Maybe some one could send me detailed photos of same so I could perhaps have one made
Jun 10, 2019 21:52:08 GMT
rolydog2001: I'm about to fit mine soon, if you can drop me a PM via the forum with your email (or whats app better) I can send you some pics.
Jun 15, 2019 19:06:17 GMT