It all depends on your ability to climb through the window.
This was a concern that that Reliant had and is part of the reason that the Bug has the side screens that it has. Also something that our former club chairman has first hand experiance of when a fault with his canopy lock left him stuck in the car.
I have wired my remote control circuits so that they can be bypassed in the boot, by pulling a connector apart and connecting it direct to the live feed.
The hydraulics are hard to bypass without cutting one of the lines and draining the fluid, and even then there would be resistance in the rams.
I can disconnect the rams by removing one bolt from the top of each ram. The end of the ram could be fitted with a quick release pin. Allowing it to ne lifted manualy, it would be heavy without the gas strut, although there is nothing to stop you having the gas strut in place as well.
As you all know I didn't have any side screens untill this year and didn't normaly open the canopy when getting in and out.
surely you would need some form of emergency release mechanism accessible from the drivers seat and also accessible from outside the Bug to cover being locked in or locked out. okay you could climb out the Bug if you removed the side screen but it is by no means easy unless you're built like jimmy krankie or the thing is on fire. it's a great idea in principal especially with there being no pressure on he canopy when it is closed but the issue of ingress and egress in all possible situations needs careful consideration
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