Can anyone tell me please what this white boxy thing on a Webster is for - apart from getting in the way and being almost impossible to shift, that is...
It seems to be holding the pedal box, but in typical catch 22 fashion I can't get to the cables or pedals with this box in the way, and I can't get the box out of the way because it's bolted to the main body (and hopefully through to the chassis !) with at least 5 bolts that I've found so far.
It seems robust as all get out, which is comforting if it is all that's holding the pedal box up, but is there any reason why I shouldn't cut an inspection hole in the left hand side front, so at least I could see what's inside and get a socket extension in to release the bolts holding it to the chassis?
I need to get this lot apart so that I can remove the brake master cylinder - at present I can't even see the pivot where it's connected to the pedal, much less reach it to disconnect.
I now know all about this box - it's just a body extension to hold the pedal box, but obviously a poorly thought through bit of design. I have cut three 52mm diameter access holes in it and life is *so* much easier, so for any Webster owners out there I strongly recommend this mod before you even think about doing any work in this region. The photo only shows two holes, but I cut a third one on the left front to allow access with a socket extension to the two bolts holding the (white) box in place. What you can't see is an internal stiffening gusset just to the left of the pedal box, so from the underside the white box actually has two 'compartments'.
Despite the improved access, even with the steering removed I haven't been able to completely remove the pedal box because the original builder in his infinite wisdom (but again, didn't think this through, did you ... ?) stuck the brake pipe through one of the lightening holes in the pedal box frame... d'oh
As it happens I didn't need the pedals out on this occasion, but to remove them in future will require cutting the brake pipe off.
I chose 52mm as rubber blanking plugs are readily available on eBay to cover in the holes. £1.85 for 5-off, delivered.
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