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#1 Mjscc1


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 08:45 PM

Was installing new Redline hood struts on my 13' and had to remove the module holding the sound tube to mount the L-bracket. While removing and remounting underneath I dropped the damn bolt while trying to screw in from the bottom.  Not sure where it ended up except the oval opening just below the module.  I really hate when I do stupid sh... like that. 


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#2 fking1


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:29 PM

Don't feel bad.

Have done the same thing a number of times.

Dropped a bolt and never found it.

Luckily most times it is not a special kind and was able to replace it from my stash.

#3 GrabberBlue


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:57 PM

I sold an '87 GN a while back and bought it AGAIN a few years later. While doing some maintenance work on it after I brought it home I found a wrench (5/8" IIRC) on the frame rail that I dropped from up top while working on it before I sold it. It happens.

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#4 TymeSlayer



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 09:25 AM

I lost one of those radiator cover rivets and searched but could not find. almost a year later, I was removing something from under the front end and it came falling out. Funny how these things happen. In the Aerospace industry they would call this FOD (Foreign Object Debris) and it could be something pretty serious. I wasn't overly concerned because it was a small plastic piece but one should be careful about metal bolts and tools being left under the hood. 

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#5 Rich B.

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Posted 14 March 2017 - 03:56 AM

Lol, many times over for me. My best shot was when I had the '66 Beatle ('67 Mustang buckets though). Snowy, cold Winter, lost my brakes that day (air again) and had to bleed them same night before work the next morning. The emergency brake worked great to stop those with the pull back handle. So bled the back brakes, air always migrated to the rear. In the dark with flashlight and when I put the rear wheel back on had the lug nuts only finger tight, somehow never tightened.

Started new job and in the middle of moving, was 55 miles one way (gas crunch on, VWs' were great but no heater). Also had a '69 road runner too in those days (16 MPG, never better). I made it I'd say 40 miles with loose wheel (no wobble) and was going down Main St. Yarmouth, ME. All at once the pass. side rear wheel fell off and was rolling down the road ahead of me, good thing it was only about 4AM (nobody around). So I burst out laughing, jacked up and put the wheel back on. Walked back and actually found 4 of the 5 lug nuts. No damage at all or very minor and away I went. This was actually wife's car but I used it sometimes.

To this day I always check and recheck tire rotation (do my own so I'm familiar with tire change, won't call AAA for that) lug nuts. It still ticks me off I could of forgot to check and tighten those back in '77-'78 maybe?

Edited by Rich B., 14 April 2017 - 04:27 AM.

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