Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Very Southern Maryland
One generic tip for removing and reinstalling items that have varying length bolts is this.
Before starting, get a scrap piece of cardboard, or styrofoam. Use a marker to draw a rough outline of the part, putiting small circles for each bolt, number them if you need to. Then, as you remove each blot, push it into the matching hole in the carboard or foam.
This way, come reassembly, theres no doubt about which bolt goes where.
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―C-3PO, to R2-D2