BATHTUB FITTING CLIP REPAIRS: Have you broken
one of your wing bolt cover clips after decades of removal for annual
inspections of the wing bolts? Well, if you have, here are some pictures of a
repair done by Bonanza owner John F. on how he "repaired" his clips and riveted
the repaired clips back onto his covers.
Essentially, he fabricated new clips and
riveted them onto his covers. At annual it would be a good idea to insure that
your clips are robust enough to last another year so that you don't have your
covers fly off. These are reported to be difficult to find and could be fairly
This is a great project for
when you've got the wing bolt covers off for some other maintenance items.
Bonanza owner Rob H. offers the following pirep in his quest to source the
clips to repair his wing bolt cover s or bathtub fittings
"Just talked with Jeff at Avstat who is very knowledgeable on Beechcraft and
here's what he said:
Clip 35-105005-4 is the outboard one and $56
Clip 35-105005-6 is the inboard one and $38
If you need both then the whole door might be the way to go and that is,
See the wing bolt page
HERE for info on the all important wing bolt and
the controversy surrounding their replacement.