Hi All, I owned a Bug TNT 525J until about 10 years ago when I stupidly sold it. Probably one of the worst decisions I’ve ever made. I’m now lurking and waiting for another one to come along. By the way I do have some pics that I am happy to add to the gallery but TNT 525J is already registered (at my old address) so I’m guessing that I may have been registered here at some time in the dim and distant ... although this doesn’t look like the same website. Stu
The Ayrbugger Hi all, just a quick intro to me. I spent quite a few years rebuilding motorcycles mainly old Nortons and then in conjunction with my brother we built a 2CV trike, then another then another, I still have the third one, now powered by a big block Moto Guzzi. Then a friend suggested that I buy a Bug, so we trawled the net and I won a Bug located in Lincoln, had to modify a trailer to collect it, then I retired and moved to the Dordogne taking both trike and Bug with me. I finished the French house restoration then started the Bug but had to source parts etc through my pal in the UK. Finally finished it around 6years ago and have done a few trips around Scotland getting home under my own steam each trip. The Bug is fitted with a Reliant engine and back axle, and painted in "Safety Orange" the only paint that I could source in France when painting was due. The parts were painted in the garden on a bright sunny day and got the inevitable bug attached as the paint dried. LVL 494 J is on the road and I hope to visit the Cockerbug Rally this Sept, the earlier date coincides with another event so have been unable to attend before. i am located in Ayrshire on the west coast and my main haunt is the north and west of Scotland.
Last Edit: Jun 13, 2020 11:43:06 GMT by ayrbugger: this should be in a post of it's own
adl2: cdb15, that's just such a shame that someone let it get into that state. I know that's more than I could cope with but I admit I am slightly tempted. For the VIN, it would end up as a Trigger's broom of a restoration.
Nov 25, 2020 22:26:43 GMT
burlmeister: Trouble fitting new 6052 fan belt. Alternator adjusted to the max. Belt is on the engine and alt pulleys but I just cannot get it to stretch over the lip of the fan pulley. Is there a trick to this? Driving me nuts!
Nov 26, 2020 11:09:57 GMT
adl2: That barn find Bug as linked by cdb15 is now bid to over a grand. Or should I say, that V5 doc for a Bug is up to over a grand.
Nov 29, 2020 10:14:12 GMT
Stiffy: Hi Folks.. a lot of questions go unanswered if you put them in the shout box. Its more visible to all if you create a thread. Most questions get answered within hours. :-)
Nov 30, 2020 16:52:59 GMT
adl2: Gone for £1220 in the end.
Dec 1, 2020 13:36:48 GMT
Looking for bug to buy: Hi all, had to sell my bug 3 yrs ago, went to the states and had nowhere to store it unfortunately but I'm back and would like one would consider any condition, a project is fine. Any help or suggestions would be great thanks warren
Dec 14, 2020 18:40:23 GMT
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