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Update May  2015


The Re restoration of FGU

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Canopy support area Repaired

  Apologies for not updating the site for a while I just don't seem to have the time these days.

 The restoration of FGU is taking a lot longer then I hoped. As posted in the last update the canopy had bowed to such an extent the windscreen was about to pop out. This area of the canopy is now finished and once resprayed will look as good as new. I achieved this Herculean task by taking out a section of the inner canopy and then inserting a length of shelving bracket into the cavity. This was no easy task as the whole of the area where the canopy support strut locates had to be removed. The fabrication involved is not something I would like to do again. 40 years of pressure had contorted the fiberglass on both sides. Luckily I had the Warminster Bug to use as a reference.

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Nearside inner canopy

 The next job on the canopy is to get the near side straight with the body. During the 1980s I had repaired this area but back then I was new to car restoration and didn't have a shed to work in. It was all bodged up with bits of alluminium and pop rivets. All this has now been removed along with the interior section of the canopy. I intend to rebuild this complete section along with new steel for the canopy hinges.

Top Trumps Belgium Set.

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The Metronome Bond Bug.

Its amazing what junk I buy on E Bay. I was browsing the site the other day and noticed a Belgium seller selling Top Trump Cards. These featured Drag and hot rod cars from the 1970s from all around the world. One caught my eye -It was the Metronome Bond Bug.The set was complete and even had its original plastic case. For a future edition of the Bug Club Magazine I have completed an article on this car pictured above.


 Bug Club's Annual Rally 

Thurs 6th - Sunday 9th AUGUST 2015

DE72 3EQ

You can see details of the site at

Even if your not a Bug club member we would love to see you there. An ideal place to gather info on Bug restoration and meet fellow Bug Enthusiasts.

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Bug Club Membership

I have redesigned the Bug Club Membership form linked to Rorys and my own site. It initially printed out as 3 pages, But with a bit of jiggery pockery it should now be printing out as one. I have been liaising with Ron Biggin Re the Bug Club Membership, As more folks now use PayPal we have made this an option for everybody as opposed to those living outside the UK.
 If you fancy joining or rejoining the club and would like to use PayPal could you add 1.00 This covers the PayPal charges .
Those new to the club would be best to print out the membership form or copy and paste it into a word document.

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   Bug Spares Scheme

If you need a Bug part Please feel free to give Dave a ring on 01424 446078
Proceeds are ploughed back into the scheme to enable the production of some of the rarer Bug Parts.
If you have a need for a part to be re manufactured please feel free to ask.
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