Hi and apologies to all fellow Bugg'rs who have been trying to get hold of me via e mail or phone, as only a few of you knew that we had some sadness over Christmas due to the death of MY oldest son Richard who had only been living with us for the past year or so. His passing has come as quite a shock to all of us being it was so sudden,and it's left us with quite a lot to sort out however I'm slowly getting over it with great help from the rest of my family. Please allow me time to get back on track as I'm only just starting to deal with the spares side, once again I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who have sent their condolences but I have had to be careful as Richard also has a son and daughter and we did not want anything put up on facebook before they knew of their father passing away.
P.S If you reply please keep your messages on here NOT and on facebook. Thank You from Dave, Dawn,Azzy,Becky,Tommy
To Dave and Dawn and family I had heard about the sad loss of your son a couple of days ago, and was planning to contact you. It's a terrible thing to lose a child - and we wish you the strength to get through this time. It's good to hear that your family are pulling together and supporting one another. I'm glad you've been brave enough to tell people directly in your post, as I know that people expect you to be there sorting out their spares 24/7, and I hope that they will now understand that you need time to deal with your grief, and with all the arrangements that have to be made, which are worse than ever if somebody passes suddenly. With love and best wishes from me & Patrick. xx
To anybody who is needing spares QUICKLY at the moment....... Please get in touch with me, or Ron, or any other member of the Club whose contact details you will find in the magazine, and we will try to point you in the right direction of the spares that you need from other sources. I have a few boxes of stuff that I am selling on behalf of Sue Webb, whose late husband was a Bug enthusiast, and was building up a stock of spares to restore Bugs in his retirement, which sadly he did not live to enjoy. I'm putting them on Ebay, so as to get a fair price for them. If you contact me and I have anything here that you need, then I will get it put on Ebay as soon as I can..... if that is any help to you.
BugEater: I don't want to compete with 69xke but I'm after a tatty runner or off the road, that I can can rescue. I want to put the work into it, wouldn't want something already done.
Nov 18, 2020 11:34:59 GMT
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