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#1467989 Sat Sep 24 2022 12:43 PM
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JW51 Offline OP
'Bolter
……more annoying than an e-clip.

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JW51 #1468004 Sat Sep 24 2022 02:44 PM
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'Bolter
A lot of it has to do with where the e-clip is situated. It took me 6 hours to get one on, in the door latch mechanism. Access was very limited, several disappeared in the nether regions of the door. You are certainly correct, very annoying.

JW51 #1468024 Sat Sep 24 2022 05:56 PM
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Retired Construction Worker
I can't think of anything .. one needs a lot of room for the tools to work with these flying to never be found clips .. and it really helps to be able to see up close when putting them on .. once in place they do work fine though.


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JW51 #1468029 Sat Sep 24 2022 07:03 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Just thought of a solution to e-clips (I call them something else, as in "____ where did that thing go?") flying off and never being found again. I have a collection of extra strong magnets and sticking one of those near where the e-clip goes may corral it before it goes too far. I'm going to have to try that next time I have the opportunity to fight with an e-clip.


Kevin
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JW51 #1468033 Sat Sep 24 2022 08:04 PM
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Kettle Custodian (pot stirrer)
I use a Dremel tool with a thin cutoff wheel to modify a pair of slip joint pliers. Cut a groove near the end of one jaw so the rounded back side of the clip opposite the opening will fit into the slot. It keeps the *#$@*++* thing captured until you can squeeze it into the slot it's supposed to fit. Two slots 90 degrees apart lets me use the pliers at different angles.
Jerry


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JW51 #1468052 Sat Sep 24 2022 10:06 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Good Idea Jerry. I may modify my pliers (as soon as I find them - they've been MIA for a couple of months. frown )


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
JW51 #1468061 Sun Sep 25 2022 12:15 AM
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Internal spiral clip deep down in a hub or steam throttle control valve.
Easy to put in, hard to remove! Special modified tools are required!

Don


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JW51 #1468066 Sun Sep 25 2022 12:50 AM
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'Bolter
“Annoying” was too kind. Should have said “rage inducing.”

JW51 #1468240 Mon Sep 26 2022 01:43 PM
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'Bolter
Same thing as a Jesus clip?


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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Originally Posted by Ferris Bueller
Same thing as a Jesus clip?
Yep wink


Kevin
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
Busting rust since the mid-60's
If you're smart enough to take it apart, you darn well better be smart enough to put it back together.
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