think outside the box a bit erazor, are there any boat/yacht repairers in your area ? or are there any shower tray bath panel manufacturers in your area ? clearly both will be only too familiar with using fibreglass
I have tried all of the boat builders and fibre glass companies near me and none are interested. Tried anybody that does fibre glass and had several guys visit my garage but it is something they can't or won't do.
I could do it myself but it would not be professional. Must be a retired pro or someone that wants cash in hand that could do this out there.
It is a lot of work to do with large wheel arches, air scoop, dash board, engine cover etc.
I have a garage dedicated to my Bug so it could be done on site if needed.
I have web site I made up showing the progress of the Bug with tons of pictures on the link below.
what about writing in to one of the classic magazines for example practical classics appealing for an expert in your area ? i have seen similar appeals in the past. you never know you might touch lucky and you've nothing to lose have you.
Erazor I have 28 years experience as a composits pattern maker in the motor sport industry. check out. straight to the point racing.The dragster that you see is an example of my work.Have a portfolio of some of my other work.I don't do computers much I build things.Look forward to your response. Trig
Hi Erazor, You have done an amazing job on the Bug I wondered why we had not seen any updates for a while. I had been following you with much interest. I see you are having a problem with regards to finding some one qualified to do your body work for you. The company that did mine is based in Loughborough Leicestershire, PS not Leicester, and did a really professional job and looks amazing. It was done on a insurance job, but it wasn't cheap, it was prepared, rebuilt and the sprayed in a modern body shop. The insurance bill came to £2100 but i think it was hyped a little because it was an insurance job but never the less the job was spot on. If your still interested maybe they might be able to help you and they are a reputable body shop company. Maybe its a bit far for you to travel, but if you would like any more info you can contact me on email@example.com Best of luck with your project. Dave
Erazor try. straight to the point racing bespoke motor sport fabrications. Mirage Lamborghini. Garner douglas cobra.Built the plugs and bodys for lambo and dragster produced the bodys for cobras.plus a lot of film stuff and one offs.And yes I can
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
jonnymonno: Thanks Vannin. The second one was just what i was looking for. Watch this space. I can build uo my Bug which I’ve owned since 78’ now
Jun 2, 2020 5:52:00 GMT
burlmeister: Hi, first time oaths forum, so I may be posting this in the wrong place. I have owned my bu for 32 years and it's been garaged for the last 20. Now trying to resurrect it. Two queries, does anyone produce a rtepl
Jun 27, 2020 15:07:37 GMT
burlmeister: Sorry, tocontine, I',
Jun 27, 2020 15:08:07 GMT
burlmeister: m looking for a replacement petrol tank. Does anyone produce them? Secondly, I need to replace the tyres. There is a sign in the car and in the handbook, only cross ply tyres to be fitted. No idea why this should be. Are cross ply tyres still available?
Jun 27, 2020 15:10:30 GMT
ady: For the petrol tank try looking up triggergas on ebay, he might be able to make you one. You can fit radial tyres, most people do. There is plenty of choice of tyre for it as they are the same size as a Mini. You can still get crossplys if you want
Jun 29, 2020 15:39:00 GMT
Nick Plymouth : 35 years ago my dad had a bug , RDR612K , just wondering if it still exists anywhere? Thanks in advance
Jul 23, 2020 18:20:38 GMT
driftwood: Hello from Driftwood recently purchased RWA83L Bond bug for some fun and a project running car any one have any info on this bug bought from a old chap in Macclesfield who had it for more than 20 odd years cheers mark
Jul 23, 2020 22:00:10 GMT
driftwood: drove it back to leek rudyard and it was fun I took it for a spin today to brighten up leek folk it sure makes people smile
Jul 23, 2020 22:05:12 GMT
former bug, : hi i have an original 1970 owners handbook, please can i get a price on its worth
Jul 24, 2020 16:47:09 GMT
Burlmeister : : Replacing the sender in my new fuel tank and need to replace the gasket. On e bay I see a few cork gaskets for different car makes. Anyone know which vehicle our sender was originally made for?
Aug 5, 2020 15:45:37 GMT
stan: Bug now starting. New battery was problem
Aug 6, 2020 16:36:31 GMT