I bought some Hillman hunter ones when I was looking for them and they were wrong, Could have been wrong age of Hilman Hunter though. You can always put things back up on ebay if they are wrong though.
errrm ...now that's a thought - certainly late Hillman Hunter rear lights are same as Bug - but the headlights? - now I'm wondering if it was Hillman Avenger not Hillman Hunter ...you know how it is in scrapyards back in the day with all the half crushed cars towering 5 or 6 high - I could have been confused.
Bet you the're the same a Bond 875 Mk2 though ...good luck trying to find one of them though :-) :-)
Hi, I checked the evilly again and still nothing so I dug out the shells that I have, and what I need is the metal work between the plastic shell and the Light unit. Checked the light units and found that one was an old Bug one and it works needs a pilot light bulb, the other one is a later sealed beam and it works on all filaments. Just need the metal work now. Bill
Think that I've got the metal work from a scrapped Bug: carrier frame that goes onto the plastic bucket then 2 frames that hold the headlamp. Problem is that I've lost all the gubbins and adjusters that hold these lot together and I suspect it'll be a bit of a pain to replace or bodge these items satisfactorily
....oh yeah and we forgot to motion some Triumph Torledo (probably rarer than Clan Crusaders) :-)
Hi, Been having another look at my headlamp shells today as its wet outside so no road trials, the rain will help to wash away the salt from last week. The bit with the worst rot is in fact a retaining plate that is used to secure the plastic shell to the bodywork. It will be consigned to the bin in bits as it is cut away. A new method of fixing will be created to suit the shell and the old holes, then the shells will be secure.
The next section is the rear holding frame and apart from being rusty should be salvageable, spent an hour oiling and praying to get the adjustment screws moving and now have ALL working so the lamp unit will adjust as should. The outer section is free and only with surface rust so has had one coat of Hammerite and due another one tomorrow.
So after a reasonable amount of plodding it looks that I have salvaged the headlights, now need to get on with painting and designing new fixings(easy)
Hi, Progress report, have had to cut gently with my trusty angle grinder the inner headlight frame to allow my new light units to sit in as required. Not too onerous then repaint, second coat tomorrow, then able to fit to Bug. Security of plastic shells will be by S/S screws with washers through the f/glass then assemble in progressive steps...do not envisage any problems Bill
Hi, Thought I had sent a response but must have pressed the wrong button. The light unit is clamped between two pressed metal frames and secured by set screws. This in turn is mounted in the plastic shell that is secured to the fibre glass by screws into plastic expansion plugs. The light is adjusted by the use of two screws that adjust left/ right...and up /down. The principal requirement of the MOT test is to check that the lights dip to the left and down as a pair. The loading of the vehicle means that the extent if dip varies.
Set the car looking at a blank wall, i.e. the car not the operator, and mark off the centre line and offset the lights. By switching ON and adjusting the screws to bring the centre into line, the marks that you extended onto the wall. Do each separately and blank off one light at a time(throw an old jacket over the light NOT being adjusted). Once done check both together and note that they both dip to the left and down. Bill
If you have a question your better of starting a topic in the main forum.
andrea: Need your help: i am looking for hinges... anybody can help?
Jan 7, 2019 21:44:41 GMT
mybug: Anyone know the whereabouts of PTO 365M? It was mine back in the early 80s and some pix have surfaced here (apparently from ebay around 5 years ago) so is it still around?
Jan 14, 2019 13:58:31 GMT
karl: Andrea, just seen your post. if you're still looking try putting it in the for sale wants thread.
Jan 14, 2019 19:58:09 GMT
mybug: Searched and spooled through every image/video/old ad I can find on the internet, I'm thinking that PTO 365M is not around any more. May be resting in a shed, but given the small and tight-knit Bug community, I'd have thought that someone would know it.
Jan 16, 2019 14:19:51 GMT
Biggles: I think David and Jim Williams are doing the Hinges ....
Jan 27, 2019 9:41:59 GMT
Dave Powell: David did me some great hinges.
Feb 11, 2019 21:52:09 GMT
mikebentley: how does this shout box work?
Feb 16, 2019 13:40:51 GMT
nigel1962: Hi mark ,did you get my reply
Feb 18, 2019 20:44:05 GMT
crabo: Does anyone have the registration plate numbers or the chassis numbers for the Rothmans Bugs (six of). I friend of mine has just purchased a white Bug (700E) in need of restoration, reg URC 42L, chassis no BR62313, eng no 9816.
Mar 27, 2019 19:41:42 GMT
jefferdp: All, does anyone know the size of the headlights on the bug, Some say there 7/6" but that seems a little large to me. Also where can you get replacments now?
Apr 4, 2019 16:54:48 GMT
fmb4: My Bug has nothing but a hole where the canopy latch should be. Any help in finding one would be greatly appreciated!
Apr 9, 2019 14:55:30 GMT
Biggles: fmb4 One on ebay now
Apr 13, 2019 9:16:03 GMT
heartnut: Quick question: If I fit a Lucas 15/16/18 alternator, is it true that it will heed fibreglass work to fit it as the body is bigger than the original generator?
Apr 26, 2019 19:14:47 GMT
rolydog2001: I have fitted a Dynamator to get around this, looks original and gives the same output.
Apr 27, 2019 19:25:09 GMT
heartnut: Thanks for that - good tip!
May 2, 2019 20:21:08 GMT
tpg: can you please help? my son is nearing the end of a 4 year restoration of his mini cooper car and we are trying to locate 2 of the above wheels to make up a set. Would you know any of your colleagues who may know anybody who would sell us 2 alloys. Any inf
May 12, 2019 13:59:52 GMT
tpg: Sorry the wheels are Dunlop D1 LP922 X 10inch. thanks
May 12, 2019 14:01:25 GMT
tpg: Hi dose anybody have 2 DUNLOP D1 LP922 ALLOYS for sale? URGENTLY required
May 25, 2019 9:53:39 GMT
Stiffy: Hi folks. if your new to the forum questions are best answered on the forum. The shout box is not seen by many.
Sept 9, 2021 23:10:52 GMT