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Old 08-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default What kinds of tools do you have with you in your truck most of the time?

Just put together two separate 24" Craftsman under seat tool boxes.

First, My work tools(V.P. & State certified fire sprinkler systems inspector for my company)

18" aluminum Rigid pipe wrench
Channel locks
Creasant Wrench
Screwdrivers(one each)
TamperProof screwdriver combo
Fire Sprinkler head wrenches
Tape measure
Teflon tape
Screwed plugs(various sizes)
Tie wraps

Truck box, gets thrown in when I'm out and about and wrenching
1/2" & 3/8" std & metric socket set w ratchets, extensions and breaker bars
1/4" sockets and ratchet
Channel locks
Cresant wrench
Multi tip screwdriver
Wire strippers
Utility blade
Tape measure
Vise grip pliers
Super glue
Blue lock tight

First aid kit and fire extinguisher

Oh yeah, and a leatherman multi tool aswell as a surefire G2 flashlight in the center console.

And most importantly....... A roll of t.p. and wet wipes in the glove compartment!
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Old 08-07-2013, 12:05 AM   #2
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I keep a lot of stuff in the tool box.


1/4, 3/8'', and 1/2'' drive socket sets. Each in plastic cases.

Tool bag has...
Craftsman wrench sets. Metric and Standard.
Different size Channellocks
Side Cutters, needle nose, vise grips, and various pliers.
Various screwdrivers
2 Claw hammers and a mini sledge hammer.
25'' pry bar
And some other various tools.

Then I have Jumper cables, roll of shop rags, 2 fire extinguishers, first aid kit, roll of trash bags, tire gauge, various bungee cables, 4 cheap Harbor freight ratchet straps, Tow chain, 2 blankets, tarp, machete, several flashlights, and probably a few things im forgetting. I keep an LED Maglite in the cab too.

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1 red duffle bag with an assortment of s.a.e. and metric combination wrenches, sockets, flat and phillips screwdrivers, pliers, crimpers, and butt splices, 1 can of brake fluid, gallon of 50/50 coolant, various hose clamps and repair tape.
A first aid kit w/ AED, and 2 stuffed bears, 1 brown 1 pink.
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A 12ga. Mossberg and 50 rds. of 00buck and 25 rds of 1oz. rifled slugs.
6 road flares and 3 road triangles.
150 ft of rope, and various clamps, carabiners, and etc.
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Couple of knives, tire gauge, rope, and a bottle opener
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wrenches up to 3/4 (metric and regular), 4 ratchets, breaker bar, extensions, whole bunch of sockets, screwdrivers, pliers, wire stripper, framing hammer, tape measure, allen wrenches and probably more i cant think of right now
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Ruger LCP laoded with +P defense rounds, a flashlight, my multitool, and my warranty card in case I need any tools.

If we go on a snowmobile trip with the enclosed I usually have every tool in the garage with it seems...

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I bought a tool set from Lowes similar to this one. Close out price was $9.95

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Then I have assorted PVC and copper pipe with fittings, MAPP gas, solder and flux. I also have a hammer, wood chisels and a box of odds and ends like door hardware, insulation strips, duck tape and filters. I own rentals and find it easier to keep the basics on hand.
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Pocket Knife, Crescent Wrench, and my trusty Bottle Opener.
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On my normal commute I only have a pair of gloves, tire pump, gauge, tow rope, regular rope to tie stuff down with, acouple ratchet straps, some bungee cords, jumper cables, electrical tape, misc fuses, two flash lights, and a knife or two.

Now if I'm towing the Mustang to an event, I bring everything short of the engine crane and stand. Multiple socket / wrench sets, misc hand tools, jack, jack stands, impact gun, spare tires (car & trailer), etc.
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What came with the truck, jumper cables, lock out tools. Mainly for others and.

Cell phone

Roadside Assistance card.

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