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1. Headlamp
2. Expansive list of swear words
3. Time

The T-handle hex wrenches come in handy.
 
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6-point metric wrench's and sockets --Not 12 point - they can strip bolts
Buy GOOD quality tools - you only have to buy them once
 
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I use these screwdrivers. I also have a few smaller sizes of these drivers.

Just ordered a few JIS screwdrivers. Don't want to strip my brake or clutch resevoirs!
 

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I purchased this from Amazon. It is a JIS.
Vessel Megadora 980 Impacta P2x100 #2 Cross Point Impact Screwdriver
 

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As a former aircraft mechanic I admit to having too many tools, both metric and SAE. The weak spot in my toolbox is that I bought cheap Allen wrenches. I don’t use them much, but when I do I always regret not springing for the best ones that I could find.
 

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For all those fasteners that you will be removed, either an egg carton or I saved up a bunch of tuna fish cans (remove the eggs & tuna first). For all those different size bolts holding the shelter on I used a permanent marker to number them from bottom to top in order. I can get things mixed up fairly easy.
 

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bonanza,

As the original poster and after 6 days and some 48 responses, what have you actually learned?

What tools have you decided you need to acquire?

Tim
 

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Computer, tablet or smart phone and access to the internet.

You can then watch how to videos and ask questions and get answers on this forum.
 

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bonanza,

As the original poster and after 6 days and some 48 responses, what have you actually learned?

What tools have you decided you need to acquire?

Tim
Well it is a work in progress:
JIS screwdrivers - check
nylon pry bars - have from a dash cam install
containers for parts - I think the wife won't miss some tupperware :)
I have metric 12 point sockets but think of "investing" in 6 point sockets
long reach pliers - will look for some
torque wrench - probably need one but no idea what constitutes good or acceptable for this item
good lighting - I think I have a head lamp somewhere
videos - I'm planning on acquiring access to Fred's videos.

I have a bunch of parts and plan to do all the installing this winter. I'm more of a "1 and done" person and I would hate to have to wait on things.

Planning on installing this stuff so far:

Magnetic Oil Drain Plug x 3
$40​
Front Tie Downs
$45​
Goldstrike
Cowl DRL Sequential Turn
$237​
Pathfinder
Fog Light Kit
$376​
Pathfinder
Seat Bolt Kit
$32​
Traxxion
Mirror Front DRL & Sequential Turn
$226​
Add On
Plug and Play Harness
$67​
Pathfinder
Isolator (PAH60)
$172​
Pathfinder
Mirror w/ Sequential Turn 3 bar Amber
$200​
Muth
HeliBars Gen 2
$85​
Helibar
Brake Light modulator TailBlazer
$120​
Kisan
Tie Rod
$200​
Traxxion
Steering Safety Pin
$25​
Traxxion
 
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Patience (a lot) and beer.

Also....

1. Torque wrenches inch and foot pounds.
2. Headlamp (wife says it makes me look like a gynecologist)
3. Removal tool for the plastic push pins (it doesn't tear them up)
4. Magnet to find screws you drop
5. Inspection camera (see 4)
6. Basic metric wrenches and sockets
7. Long skinny arms + small hands
8. T-handle allens and a very long socket extension.
9.Yoga lessons to learn deep breathing excersises and more patience.
 

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As a former aircraft mechanic I admit to having too many tools, both metric and SAE. The weak spot in my toolbox is that I bought cheap Allen wrenches. I don’t use them much, but when I do I always regret not springing for the best ones that I could find.
The best I have found are Wera, a German company. I bought them (and some other German tools) from kc tools.com.
 
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