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Author:  speedtorque [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 5:49 pm ]
Post subject:  Oops!

I made a bit of an error today. I tried to do some work on the rear brake lines (which are a pain BTW), I took the whole rear boot section off for better access. Then a surprisingly strong gust came along and blew the boot section across the car park damaging one of the rear light clusters. After this I could see this wind was getting worse, so I gave up on work and quickly refitted the boot, in doing so I picked up the wrong bolt for the left rear turret, fired it in with an impact driver and realised I had just destroyed the rear captive nut... :oops:

I would have been better off staying in bed!

Anyway, could I use a pair of seat belt captive plates with appropriate bolts as a replacement?

And as I don't seem to have any access holes to get in those turrets, aside from the ones behind the seat, but that's a bit far to reach from. Can I drill 120mm holes in the to like I have seen on other cars?

Thanks

John

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Author:  RaymondH [ Fri Jan 29, 2016 8:29 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Oops!

Oops indeed :roll: Your ideas are fine. I cut holes in the buttresses on my car and they're essential for access because mine doesn't have captive nuts fitted. I just use nuts and bolts with large penny washers and I fitted access hatch covers meant for a boat in the holes to prevent water from finding its way in - I got these from eBay and I can't remember the exact size offhand but they are around 100/120mm.

Author:  baxter [ Sat Jan 30, 2016 10:10 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Oops!

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Oh no bad look, take a look at Alans car and how he fitted a quick release boot, could even thread a wire through them for extra piece of mind, I think he is on this forum but if not he is on the gtm page on facebook.

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