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Old 06-03-2016, 01:47 PM
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Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha (needed 10 car.)
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:26 AM
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Default Jokes on me

While working on this project, every time I begin to feel as though I've learned the virtue of patience, Van's throws something into the mix to remind me that I'm just fooling myself. 3 hours, spread over 4 days, and this bolt is still winning. I woke up this morning, had my coffee, leapt into the garage with high spirits, while stating to my wife, "today is the day I get this bolt attached." Haha! Literally, 4 minutes later, I put down my tools, walked into the house, completely frustrated, stating, "it seems today is not the day." (In the moment, there may have been an expletive in there somewhere.)

I've tried the longer bolt, I've tried the superglue, I've tried duct tape in various ways. What I have not tried is a good cold beer before beginning the task.
Perhaps this evening!

Thanks for letting me vent.
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Old 08-26-2018, 01:01 PM
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While working on this project, every time I begin to feel as though I've learned the virtue of patience, Van's throws something into the mix to remind me that I'm just fooling myself. 3 hours, spread over 4 days, and this bolt is still winning. I woke up this morning, had my coffee, leapt into the garage with high spirits, while stating to my wife, "today is the day I get this bolt attached." Haha! Literally, 4 minutes later, I put down my tools, walked into the house, completely frustrated, stating, "it seems today is not the day." (In the moment, there may have been an expletive in there somewhere.)

I've tried the longer bolt, I've tried the superglue, I've tried duct tape in various ways. What I have not tried is a good cold beer before beginning the task.
Perhaps this evening!

Thanks for letting me vent.
Cheers,

If it’s the adel clamp you’re struggling with, here’s what I did: I used adel clamp pliers to get it closed over the plastic sleeve then safety wired it shut. Makes it easy. Wasn’t able to remove the wire so I hope that won’t be an issue.
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:31 PM
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Default Adel clamps -alternative

I don’t recall about this location specifically but I did purchase a selection of in-expensive “Curved Hemostat Forceps” off ebay. Various tips from straight to 90 deg. tips. Some of the larger ones I could clasp the bolt head as well as the adel clamp arms. Also work gerat for some of the hardto reach washers and nuts..
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Old 08-26-2018, 03:39 PM
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You need the dexterity of a brain surgeon for those and the control yoke bolt.
I did these whilst still on the rotisserie.
Curse like your in a sheep yard helps. 😊
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Old 08-26-2018, 05:33 PM
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You need the dexterity of a brain surgeon for those and the control yoke bolt.
I did these whilst still on the rotisserie.
Curse like your in a sheep yard helps. 😊
On our side of the pond we would say "curse like a sailor" or "..a Marine".....
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Old 08-28-2018, 09:17 AM
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Well, it's a bit of a blur, but some combination of these tools and A LOT of cursing, whining, and praying...not necessarily in that order, worked.

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