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    Does disassembly and re-assembly of the Slingshot body parts require an unusual amount of skill, training, and experience?
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    Mainly patience and @Painter's knowledge!
     
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    Much obliged. Thank you.
     
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    Yes. You need to have the tools and skill to fix and drill out stripped and sheared hardware.
     
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    Unfortunately, @Joker is all too correct. Polaris seems to have chosen a very weak form of cheese for almost all of its fasteners.
    Always start all screws/bolts manually to have the best chance of avoiding cross-threading the fasteners. Once safely started, it's OK to use an impact driver or other power fastener, but I'd recommend keeping it on its slower speeds.
     
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    I agree with BKL except for the screws holding the black hood inserts. Manual all the way on these and when reinstalling, tighten just till they seat.... 1/4 turn too far and insert guides will break off!
     
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    @Painter is definitely correct about the hood inserts! Without his valuable assistance, I probably would have damaged mine taking them off. Those locking tabs at the front were a total PITA!
     
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    Thank you everybody. Much obliged.
     
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    Another thing I will add is get yourself a good set of panel removal tools.

    I can personally recommend this:

    Amazon.com: 13 Pc Steel and Nylon Auto Trim Door Panel Window Molding Upholstery Clip Removal Tool Kit Prylon: Automotive

    They have been invaluable not only for the SS, but my other vehicles. The right tool makes it so much easier. For instance the push/pull pins you will see all over - you can take them out with a screwdriver but doesn't work near as well as the proper tool to get behind the head and pop them out.

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    Much obliged. Thank you.
     
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    @fuddydud , if you are going to attempt it, PM me and I can walk you through it. I've taken apart 26 of them so far.
     
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