Looking good, keep us updated with plenty pictures, you will get plenty of encouragement from the folks on here. They will also help with bits and pieces that are hard to find.. Always nice to see another one coming back to life.
You can get water based paint stripper which can be used and can easily neutralised - it goes on quite thick and is left for a while but it can take off several layers of old paint ...its worth a try on an area of the body to see what happens and how best to use it. Conventional paint stripper isn't suitable as it will have a go at GRP and the gel coat if it can and can be difficult to remove or neutralise entirely. I have also successfully used cellulose thinners on old Bugs that were still painted in cellulose - best done outdoors though!
:-) But ultimately if you want the best end result there's no alternative to hours of sanding down and flatting off
keep going Steve, sounds like you are making real inroads into your build what's the "skirt" like around the bottom of your shell ? they can get quite frilly over time especially if the body has been off a couple of times
Thank you to Andrew for giving me details of a clutch hes got on his bug,
Ordered one today from mev spares kent he said it will be with me tomorrow.
Presumably that's not a Borg & Beck one, so for the benefit of others it would be good to know what make it is, what type number and what other cars it fits. I can't imagine it's made solely for the Reliants! From the MEV Spares site it looks as if it at least also fits the MG Midget Mk 1 (1961-64) and several Austins, judging by the pictures they've used
tmallen: Just registered as I am looking to purchase a BB, I have one in particular that I am awaiting more information on. In the meantime, anyone got one for sale or know anyone who has, please send me details. Thanks
Apr 22, 2020 10:39:07 GMT
Kev: How easy is it to remove body from chassic?
Apr 23, 2020 18:37:51 GMT
ayrbugger: Kev, Open up forum and go to bond bug problems...there is a section re removal of body. You'll need three strong blokes or as I did a hoist and a support frame, and a strong beam in your garage to hang it all off.
Apr 26, 2020 9:57:10 GMT
bugged: Hi does anyone know what the original top seat belt hooks looked like or have a photo want to make or source one as close to original as I can. thanks guys
Apr 28, 2020 14:53:00 GMT
mothball: Where can I get a N/S rear brake back plate (3 holes)
May 1, 2020 8:32:54 GMT
V8 Bug: I owned bought a bug in 1972 and had 3 years of fun with it. Around that time I saw an article about a number of bugs that had been fitted with V8 engines for an Arab prince. I think this was done in Wales. Anyone know anything about these?
May 4, 2020 8:59:22 GMT
Rg: Brakes the same has mini
May 9, 2020 20:52:21 GMT
Old boy: Hi, can anyone explain the 2 earthing systems please. I,m ok with bolt to engine method but the C earthing Is a puzzle !
May 10, 2020 15:34:26 GMT
stan: I will be selling my Bug, I had it for about 4-5 years and getting a wee bit to old to crawl underneath.
May 10, 2020 15:41:48 GMT
Eartthing: Hello anybody, still no reply about cable earthing explanation. I would be happy with at least I don't know as I'm seeing tumble weeds on this forum.
May 16, 2020 15:49:33 GMT
Eartthing: please help !
May 16, 2020 15:49:55 GMT
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