not a wind up im told wheel studs on bug not used on any other vehicle unless you know different
I suspect very strongly that this *is* an urban myth. The production costs of making bespoke wheel studs would be untenable. Throughout its existence Reliant has poached parts from "the West Midlands Parts Bin" - brakes from the Mini, suspension from the Herald, door handles from the Marina... the list is endless. Even its very first engine and related parts were unwanted stock from Raleigh, and the very company name itself begins with R because those hand-me-down parts were stamped with the Raleigh "R" logo.
Quite apart from not having a culture of making its own parts other than the engines, I very much doubt Reliant would have had the expertise to specify the materials, design and manufacture of something as safety-critical as a wheel stud. The product liability risks of doing a DIY job on such a component could easily break a small company.
Since every other component on all of the suspension, wheels, steering and brakes came from already established manufacturing lines, I think it improbable in the extreme that the wheel studs did not as well.
It looks to me as though they will be standard Mini parts:
armed with this information i will now take hub off i didnt want bug totally off road for weeks on axle stands thanks for help
A quick Google shows a wheel stud for the Mini can be had for under £2. If you don't want the Bug off the road for weeks on end (how long does it actually take to change a wheel ... ?) why not take a punt on a set of studs, for about £7. When they arrive, then take the hub off and see if they fit. If they do, fine. If they don't, you're no worse off than you are now (apart from the £7).
And anyway, surely you're not actually using the car now without its full complement of studs/nuts to hold the wheel on, are you ??
bugberk: Just put the engine/box into my rolling chassis, and the prop shaft seems to be about 3" short, Have I been given the wrong one? this a total rebuild from a pile of bits.
Dec 16, 2020 13:34:31 GMT
goodtimes: thank you for the drawings! very helpful.
Dec 17, 2020 17:31:00 GMT
vannin: bugberk what is the length of your propshaft you are fitting ? you'll get more replies if you ask on the main forum
Dec 30, 2020 15:30:34 GMT
rooster: can any one tell me what car the canopy lock came of ? ive been told a triumph
Jan 18, 2021 15:23:26 GMT
rogeru7: Hi the basic lock is off a Triumph but it will then need a major mod to be used on the Bug canopy unless you have access to a lathe and a mill it’s not an easy mod
Jan 18, 2021 20:15:56 GMT
Steve: Hi can anyone tell what is the tallest you can be to drive a bond Bug
Feb 25, 2021 13:37:55 GMT
vannin: hi Steve, is this for you and if so how tall are you ? more interest and responses if you use the main forum !
Feb 25, 2021 14:51:06 GMT
steve: i'm 6ft 4in am i too big to fit? . im not good with computers, cant seem to get on other thread, sorry
Feb 26, 2021 10:59:28 GMT
mike: I have 2 bond bugs 1 almost restored just waiting on new upholstery and the other is complete runs sweet and original if Warren is still looking for one Cheers
Apr 11, 2021 12:35:02 GMT
Jon T: Hi all, I am looking to purchase a bug, dont mind if needs some work, anyone point me in right direction. thanks<
Apr 20, 2021 10:52:19 GMT
mysticmick: hi all . i recently purchased a bug . my dream car for restoration . i have the vin plate . with chassis number and engine number . but sadly no reg number . is there any way of finding out the original reg so i could apply for the v5 .. thanks in advance
May 8, 2021 16:20:42 GMT
cdb15: To Mystic Mick: contact HPI and ask if they will do a VIN-only check. Usually if you have the registration it's £19 or so, but may be different from the VIN. Or there is a DVLA procedure using form V62 - check out the government web site for the procedure.
May 17, 2021 20:15:30 GMT
allan: Does anyone know what thread and diameter of the water temp &oil pressure senders on my 700e ,bug no 50
Jul 5, 2021 21:20:32 GMT
Stiffy: Allan just seen your question. Your better of asking a question on the main site as no one seems to respond to the shout box. cheers stiffy.
Jul 11, 2021 19:57:31 GMT
joegab59: cant seem to get my reg number into the bug gallery, simple steps anyone ?
Jul 15, 2021 14:25:51 GMT