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
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
allan: Does anyone know what thread and diameter of the water temp &oil pressure senders on my 700e ,bug no 50
Jul 5, 2021 21:20:32 GMT
Stiffy: Allan just seen your question. Your better of asking a question on the main site as no one seems to respond to the shout box. cheers stiffy.
Jul 11, 2021 19:57:31 GMT
joegab59: cant seem to get my reg number into the bug gallery, simple steps anyone ?
Jul 15, 2021 14:25:51 GMT