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A nice little spare hardware collection after getting the engine swap done.

My wife looked at it today and says.... are you sure it's safe for me to take the convertible? :unsure:

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That's a lot! I see quite a few bodywork screws and clips, but some of the bolts are heftier and look more... critical? :oops:
BMW over-engineers everything. You don't need to put them all back in. ;)

Most bolts were already on the replacement engine. Some are leftover from the mods.
 

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In the Chevy world, when you work on your car and have nuts & bolts left over, it's called "GM extras". 😛

Every time I go to the junkyard, I grab some nuts & bolts. They come in handy sometimes.
 

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In the Chevy world, when you work on your car and have nuts & bolts left over, it's called "GM extras". 😛

Every time I go to the junkyard, I grab some nuts & bolts. They come in handy sometimes.
Lol....I do the same thing. (y)
 

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"I was just trying to make the car lighter, for better performance..."
What works better is drilling lightening holes in the frame......lol

A guy did this some years ago on a gen1 zx10r. His name is Sherman. Google Shervin ZX10R..... it's a laugh.

 

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The e-fan has a large self tapper that holds it against the front frame. Yhere is no big nut. What are you referring to?
I have a main mechanical fan and an auxiliary electric fan.

Both are completely secured with their corresponding hardware.
 
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