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Old August 10th, 2015, 09:56 PM
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Strike plate removal oops

I removed the front door on the 110 to replace the latches and the new ones I installed needed to have some washers taken out from the strike plate to line them all up. Easy enough. In the process of removing the strike plate I dropped the plate that has the nuts attached in the abyss of the T-support.

I can see it in there but can't get it out. Ideas on how to retrieve this?
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Old August 10th, 2015, 10:06 PM
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As the old workshop manuals say, removal is the reverse of refitting..... .... Every tool box should have these
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 06:51 AM
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Couldn't agree more. I had to use mine with the assistance of my go pro and a flashlight for retrieval because I wasn't able to see with the naked eye. Another great trick is to get a gel form of super glue for non metallic parts. Just press into the part, count to 10, and retrieve away.
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Old August 11th, 2015, 07:45 AM
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With a big magnet you can walk it up from the outside
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Old August 11th, 2015, 09:02 AM
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Another great tool is the smallest Gorillatorch. You can laydown a beam of light on every nook and crevice. This works where a shop light or head torch does not. Magnetic feet as well.
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