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Now you got room to get more??????????? STUFF !
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To be clear - I stole that from Facebook. I assure you, I would never admit to having that happen to myself

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If you've been turning wrenches for long one of those buggers is eventually going to disappear somewhere it's not retrievable. At least that little beast didn't migrate into the water pump or the heater core... OTOH ya hafta wonder if that was put there purposely to get by til the thermostat could be serviced and then just left there.

I dropped a flashlight in one of the curbside upright columns of a Flex Metro at the Bush garage in Baltimore back in 1997 or 98. There's another in a 91 or 92 Nova RTS in Jacksonville FL and one in a 78 GMC RTS and one in a NABI rear door column at LACMTA Division 7. I'm sure they were melted down along with the coach when they retired those fleets.
I know there's one of my nut drivers in the wall under the stairs on a Dennis Trident Double Decker in Kelowna, BC and another flashlight in a Decker in Victoria, BC.
I've dropped nut drivers and sockets and pliers down in various frame members and behind panels that can't be removed... never to be seen again. At least by me.
I've found a few tools in light racks and behind panels in the last 40 years as well.
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If you've been turning wrenches for long one of those buggers is eventually going to disappear somewhere it's not retrievable. <snip>
For me, it's usually fasteners rather than tools. I'll drop a nut or bolt that never hits the ground, and spend too much time trying to find it.

I'll use a magnetic pickup tool trying to probe hidden places. What I've discovered is that we need a magnetic tool that is only attracted to fasteners but not other ferrous materials such as frame rails and bulkheads

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If your socket set is all the same brand, you might be a city slicker.

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