All, Have a issue with the windscreen, the weight of the canopy against the ram when up seems to have pushed out the front at the bottom. The windscreen now sits outside of it's rubber inside of the car by 1/2 inch on the bottom. Has anyone had this issue & if so how did you fix it please.
Is there a plate inside the fibre glass where the ram connects to?
Any help would be great, before I start cutting into the canopy.
hi Jeffers, moisture gets into the canopy and rots the reinforcing plates ergo the canopy distorts and pushes out the windscreen in extreme cases. have you got a parts book ? it will show you where the plates are. and if you haven't already then join the bug club and good luck.
some photos that should help you. These show the inner shin of the canopy. the outer skin has been removed.
There is a steel plate on the back of where the bracket for the canopy strut fixes, this one is almost a mirror of the plate on the outside.
Just below that is a strip of U channel running across the width of the canopy for roughly the middle third.
These have both been replaced in these photos and are under the new fiberglass areas.
I wouldn't recomend splitting the whole of the inner skin out like this, it was too much work to put it back together again. Having been in there I would suggest that a better way to replace this steel is to cut an access pannel out from the outside of the canopy and then refit that after. The steel is fixed to the back of the inner skin by simply being fiberglassed over the top.
is that "triggergas" karl in Saltney ? i didn't realise they were doing canopies but it doesn't surprise me. really nice couple of blokes. so was it them adverising canopies on ebay the other year ? for £1000 i think they were
tmallen: Just registered as I am looking to purchase a BB, I have one in particular that I am awaiting more information on. In the meantime, anyone got one for sale or know anyone who has, please send me details. Thanks
Apr 22, 2020 10:39:07 GMT
Kev: How easy is it to remove body from chassic?
Apr 23, 2020 18:37:51 GMT
ayrbugger: Kev, Open up forum and go to bond bug problems...there is a section re removal of body. You'll need three strong blokes or as I did a hoist and a support frame, and a strong beam in your garage to hang it all off.
Apr 26, 2020 9:57:10 GMT
bugged: Hi does anyone know what the original top seat belt hooks looked like or have a photo want to make or source one as close to original as I can. thanks guys
Apr 28, 2020 14:53:00 GMT
mothball: Where can I get a N/S rear brake back plate (3 holes)
May 1, 2020 8:32:54 GMT
V8 Bug: I owned bought a bug in 1972 and had 3 years of fun with it. Around that time I saw an article about a number of bugs that had been fitted with V8 engines for an Arab prince. I think this was done in Wales. Anyone know anything about these?
May 4, 2020 8:59:22 GMT
Rg: Brakes the same has mini
May 9, 2020 20:52:21 GMT
Old boy: Hi, can anyone explain the 2 earthing systems please. I,m ok with bolt to engine method but the C earthing Is a puzzle !
May 10, 2020 15:34:26 GMT
stan: I will be selling my Bug, I had it for about 4-5 years and getting a wee bit to old to crawl underneath.
May 10, 2020 15:41:48 GMT
Eartthing: Hello anybody, still no reply about cable earthing explanation. I would be happy with at least I don't know as I'm seeing tumble weeds on this forum.
May 16, 2020 15:49:33 GMT
Eartthing: please help !
May 16, 2020 15:49:55 GMT
karl: If you don't get a reply, post on the main forum
May 16, 2020 19:22:21 GMT
Stiffy: Your better of posting a question on the forum. One earth goes to the chassis from the battery negative. Then anther goes fro the wiring loom onto a bolt ontop of the gearbox cover. :-)
May 17, 2020 19:30:59 GMT
stan: Karl,Stiffy, thanks very much, I'm new to this site and I though that t I was on forum.
May 18, 2020 5:55:16 GMT
stan: I'm not sure if using this system right can any one advise pleas. Dope bugger
May 20, 2020 18:45:50 GMT
stan: did you get details .
May 23, 2020 9:44:42 GMT
alpine6969: Looking for bushes for rear trailing arms pushed the rubber bush out but looks lo
May 25, 2020 19:43:50 GMT
alpine6969: Looking for bushes for rear trailing arms pushed the rubber bushes out but looks like a metal sleeve in there, does this need to come out ? Not sure what the dimensions are looks like 24 mm with sleeve in and maybe 26 ish without
May 25, 2020 19:48:04 GMT