Spinning roof retaining bolt

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Hi all.

I have just finished fitting my seats and was putting the roof back on.
Last bolt then wham! It just spins. It wont undo, or redo.

I am guessing the captive nut has come lose?

Now, how do I fix?
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Part 22 in this diagram is just spinning
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I had this, and it was part 16 not being seated properly at the front...
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The Hornet wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:30 pm I had this, and it was part 16 not being seated properly at the front...
I have the roof off now , but I can only assume the captive bolt has come loose?
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Congratulations, you now own an Elise. :(

I think you're going to have to go digging for that rivnut, replace and reglass :/
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It feels like it’s attached to the bolt , I can’t get the bolt out!

Bloody thing. Teasing me.

I have zero GRP experience, This might get contracted out .
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sure I took the roof back off, then started with that corner - maybe the issue I had was different
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The Hornet wrote: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:52 pm sure I took the roof back off, then started with that corner - maybe the issue I had was different
I appreciate your guidance fella.

I have whipped the roof off , but the bolt isn’t going in or out. I am pretty sure the captive nut is not captive any longer
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Andy its not too difficult to do, if you research fibreglass bobbin replacement/repair then this will help you.
If you can still get a copy Miles Wilkins from fibreglass services did a great book.
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Lee - that is useful. Thank you. Ill take a look for the book and how my roof is made up of.

You might have saved me buying a full mohawk carbon roof that I had convinced myself I needed ...
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