Can anyone tell me please what this white boxy thing on a Webster is for - apart from getting in the way and being almost impossible to shift, that is...
It seems to be holding the pedal box, but in typical catch 22 fashion I can't get to the cables or pedals with this box in the way, and I can't get the box out of the way because it's bolted to the main body (and hopefully through to the chassis !) with at least 5 bolts that I've found so far.
It seems robust as all get out, which is comforting if it is all that's holding the pedal box up, but is there any reason why I shouldn't cut an inspection hole in the left hand side front, so at least I could see what's inside and get a socket extension in to release the bolts holding it to the chassis?
I need to get this lot apart so that I can remove the brake master cylinder - at present I can't even see the pivot where it's connected to the pedal, much less reach it to disconnect.
I now know all about this box - it's just a body extension to hold the pedal box, but obviously a poorly thought through bit of design. I have cut three 52mm diameter access holes in it and life is *so* much easier, so for any Webster owners out there I strongly recommend this mod before you even think about doing any work in this region. The photo only shows two holes, but I cut a third one on the left front to allow access with a socket extension to the two bolts holding the (white) box in place. What you can't see is an internal stiffening gusset just to the left of the pedal box, so from the underside the white box actually has two 'compartments'.
Despite the improved access, even with the steering removed I haven't been able to completely remove the pedal box because the original builder in his infinite wisdom (but again, didn't think this through, did you ... ?) stuck the brake pipe through one of the lightening holes in the pedal box frame... d'oh
As it happens I didn't need the pedals out on this occasion, but to remove them in future will require cutting the brake pipe off.
I chose 52mm as rubber blanking plugs are readily available on eBay to cover in the holes. £1.85 for 5-off, delivered.
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