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 ??