Help anyone any tips how to remove rear hubs off the rear axle, seized solid,used cans of the wd40 stuff and nearly broke me pullers still not budging!!! Stubborn buggers!! Need to remove as I’m changing the oil seals.
Having recently done this and like you struggled..... One side gave way with a puller but the other side I to use heat to expand the hub and then 'tap' it with a hammer whilst under pressure from the puller. This seemed to have the desired effect! Chris
I had the same problem ended up making a puller myself and it worked a treat, cut some 3/8 steel plate 6" diameter drilled 4 holes to pick up the wheel studs then drilled a 3/4 clearance hole in the centre and then welded a 3/4 nut over the hole then used the 3/4 bolt to jack the hub off, took some doing but off it came.Your'e welcome to borrow it if you fancy a trip to S Wales.Hope this helps. Jim.
Not done this recently, but did on my Kitten back in the 1980s. I also used a slide hammer. At the time these cost a fortune so as I recall I hired one from the local tool shop. In all the years since I've never needed one again, so probably renting the tool was the best option. A hammer is better than a puller in principle because it gives a very high but evenly distributed shock load to the seized joint, whether to crack the stiction or the corrosion. Tapping all round with a hammer is OK but of course the load is not evenly applied so there is the risk of cracking the metal or bending it. A puller applies the load slowly, and as many will testify the battle is between the force needed to free the joint and the force needed to strip the threads of the puller. One compromise is to tighten the puller to as hard as you dare before anything breaks, then give the centre of it a good thump with a very heavy hammer (club, sledge etc). This combination gives a safe, fairly evenly applied (depending on how evenly spaced are the legs of the puller) shock load to the seized joint, but again it won't be anything like as high or as evenly distributed as you'd get with a slide hammer.
The first time i did mine it was stuck like shit to a blanket. We used a puller but left the nut still in place then heated it with a gas welding torch. When it did come of it was like a rocket going off. I assemble everything with copper ease now.
karl: For more details pm me or Ron Biggin (Biggles)
Aug 6, 2018 18:19:30 GMT
martin: OK will join club , but cant print form yet ,will do when home next week
Aug 12, 2018 16:21:10 GMT
martin: Hi, as my father cannot get ins he would like to sell his bug. I will put on ebay but if anyone is interested please ring Martin 07590723076 . Good bits... he has rebuilt it and its one of the first . Bad bits ... its painted red and has home made bumpers
Sept 2, 2018 9:22:46 GMT
Little-John: I watched Mike and Eddd. restore a Bond Bug on "Wheeler Dealers." At the Woburn 40th birthday party there were two very professional looking 4 wheel Bond Bugs (one yellow, one green.) Were they factory versions? How were they done? By whom?
Dec 1, 2018 22:10:14 GMT
davidhtomlin: hoping to buy a bug, advice appreciated.
Dec 10, 2018 13:28:14 GMT
andrea: HI Guys! trust everybody enjoyed the holiday season! Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help? Please let me know. Thanks
Jan 6, 2019 22:58:49 GMT
andrea: Hi Guys! anybody there?
Jan 7, 2019 21:39:15 GMT
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
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