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Old 01-20-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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For those of us that work on our cars frequently enough. We've come to realize you can almost entirely disassemble a Bonneville with

7mm nutdriver
10mm socket
13mm socket
15mm socket
1 ratchet
Phillips scrrew driver
Torx 15 driver
and a pick

Over the past few months I've lost and replaced 10mm and 13mm laser engraved sockets only to find them soon afterward. Go ahead..laugh..I did.. it gets better.

Morty and I hit a junkyard a while back. Now...I've already bought my new 7mm nutdriver because..YES...I can't find it.
At the junkyard ..the first black bonneville I hop into (BTW Morty couldn't find any bonnes :P ) and what is laying right there on the floor where I left it? My 7mm nutdriver that I couldn't find. Before owning the Bonnevilles...I don't think I ever lost a single tool...since..I've come to know them as the Bermuda Triangle of Tools..cept they come back.

Once I get a full set of tools....you'll see them in the for sale section.
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dont for get 8mm
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I went back to an old bonnie once at a yard only to find my old cell phone on the floor, lmao. I've also left my keys on the strut tower of my bonne and drove around like that for a couple days with the spare set. I have also lost a ton of tools working on her...
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I went back to an old bonnie once at a yard only to find my old cell phone on the floor, lmao. I've also left my keys on the strut tower of my bonne and drove around like that for a couple days with the spare set. I have also lost a ton of tools working on her...
Randy and Ron wondered when I popped my hood and took my watch out..then put it back on.
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I took Aircraft Maintenence Engineering at SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology), and worked in the industry for a while. There I learned to NEVER set tools or ANYTHING down on an engine or anywhere you are working, as they are easily forgotten, and, in the case of aircraft, can prove dangerous to the occupants.

My friends hate me for it, as I am super anal about this, but old habits die hard.
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I took Aircraft Maintenence Engineering at SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology), and worked in the industry for a while. There I learned to NEVER set tools or ANYTHING down on an engine or anywhere you are working, as they are easily forgotten, and, in the case of aircraft, can prove dangerous to the occupants.

My friends hate me for it, as I am super anal about this, but old habits die hard.
Man, you sucked the fun right out of this thread.
Now anyone that posts their lost tool in bonneville experiences here will feel intimidated...

I am fanatical about putting all my tools back in the right place when I'm done with a job, but must admit that during a project, ALL the tools I'm using get spread around and, occasionally, forgotten/misplaced.
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I am fanatical about putting all my tools back in the right place when I'm done with a job, but must admit that during a project, ALL the tools I'm using get spread around and, occasionally, forgotten/misplaced.
Whatever the people that have been to my place say about my putting tools away and knowing each one is accounted for is a big pile of LIES...LIES I say...

Ok...I admit...I'm a crazed maniac when something'* missing...
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dont forget the T50 for the selt belts on the 92-99, and for the supercharge belt tensioner pulley

i have also been using the 17mm for engine stuff lately
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Ok...I admit...I'm a crazed maniac...
I KNEW it!

Are you looking, Mr. Bean?

BTW Bill, thanks for starting this thread for the short list of junkyard tools to take. Me likey...
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BTW Bill, thanks for starting this thread for the short list of junkyard tools to take. Me likey...
You want the list or you want me to let you learn?

5.5mm whatever you have
7mm nutdriver
10mm deep socket
11mm socket (coil pack bolts L27)
13mm deep socket
15mm deep socket
Ratcheting wrenches on 10, 11, and 13
T15 torx driver
Hammer
3inch extension and 8 inch extension
Flexhead ratchet
Pick
Flat and Phillips screw drivers..big and small on both
Razor knife with extra blades
Cutters
Needle nose pliers
Regular pliers
Gloves..(mechanics for wimps...regular blue for us men.)
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