Originally Posted by 87 Florida YJ
Never had it happen to me but its definitely in the channel. Slide a magnet up the hole. It's probably right there at the edge. Problem is where to go from there after you found it. Probably going to require some surgery. There is another thread going right now that has the same problem and you can check out what others did.
I went the surgery route and cut a 1.5 inch holesaw hole in the cargo area.
The captive nut is straight up GONE.
The cage is intact, and it's not that big. I can see 3 of the 4 sides and the 4th side is just out of view but I can scrape with a dental pick. The captive nut must have disintegrated when i was hitting it with the impact gun.
hope I can find 1.5 inch hole plugs