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Tools and parts in cab ?
#1358344 Sun May 03 2020 09:18 AM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 65
A
Wrench Fetcher
Hi
What jack you’ve got in your cab when you are on the road
What necessary,essential tools and parts in cab to
drive
3100 chevy1/2T 54 235cui

Amitiés Alain

Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358347 Sun May 03 2020 10:57 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,433
ace skiver
Hello, Alain,

I carry a jack like this. [amazon.com]

But, I think my set also has two jack stands.
Here is a set: jack and two stands. [amazon.com]

I also carry two 2"x12" pressure-treated wood bases (to be placed under each jack stand).

A pair of these might be handy - jack/stand/base as one piece? [amazon.com]


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358352 Sun May 03 2020 11:37 AM
Joined: Mar 2020
Posts: 65
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Wrench Fetcher
I have that jack at home
Something Little bit lighter
And other Essential tools and parts pix

Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358357 Sun May 03 2020 12:38 PM
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 292
J
Shop Shark
This is an interesting thread to me. I carry wrenches to change a tire and a tire but don't actually have a jack. I like that idea. Curious what else guys carry.

I also carry a good fire extinguisher. Mostly because I built my truck and I don't trust the mechanic.

Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358364 Sun May 03 2020 01:15 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,433
ace skiver
Yes - fire extinguisher and wheel chocks

Here is my check list for trips (especially Truck Shows): parts to carry on 1954 truck trips (shows):
I have always needed lists - I need them more as I age.
I now need/have ways to find/remember where my list is.

☐ assembled/tested/adjusted points/condenser/cap distributor
☐ ignition wires
☐ various bulbs?
☐ 2 qts of oil (spout/funnel)
☐ a few clean rags
☐ jack and tire changing tools
☐ two jack stands
☐ two or 4 2"x12" blocks of wood for under jack stands
☐ two wheel chocks
☐ iPhone and/or GPS
☐ long and longer USB cables
☐ iPhone/iPad holder
☐ 12v power source - Wagner beefy 12v/240v power unit (USB ports and jumper cables)
☐ long and longer USB cables
☐ jumper cables?
☐ medium cooler for beer/soda
☐ folding chair
☐ accordion chair
☐ 2 tire-stops (2-rolling stops)
☐ first aid kit
☐ work gloves
☐ baseball cap
☐ "Australian" hat
☐ raincoat / rain suit
☐ rain boots
☐ EasyPass
☐ portable radio from garage (check battery)

☐ medium cooler and ice packs
☐ water, soda, beer, wine, whisky?

☐ fill gas tank
☐ check oil level (and color)
☐ check air in tires (jack up and spin/rock front wheels - bearing adjustment)
☐ check air in spare tire

☐ State Farm Insurance card - copy
☐ Hagerty Insurance card/phone-number
☐ AAA card - copy

And, two phone numbers to contact a relative/friend on my behalf.

Last edited by tclederman; Sun May 03 2020 11:18 PM. Reason: made it 4 - 2"x12" blocks of wood

Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358380 Sun May 03 2020 03:21 PM
Joined: Jan 2002
Posts: 2,096
C
Shop Shark
A small bottle jack and tool bag.


Craig's '50 Chevy 3100 5 window
My truck
If I'm not working on my truck or VW camper, I'm fishing with the wife or smoking Salmon.
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358384 Sun May 03 2020 03:56 PM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 3,773
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
When I'm in my own area I usually just carry the stock jack, a fire extinguisher (in all my vics, since they are cheap insurance). When I'm on the road, I'll fill up an ammo box with (std or metric) tools, maybe a small hydraulic jack.

Most important, I carry my AAA card.

When I'm dragging a trailer, I keep a spare hub with me. I also toss in a few 4x4's or 4x6's to use as a trailer jack,, just pull the trailer tire up on them and the other axle is hanging.


Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358399 Sun May 03 2020 04:43 PM
Joined: Feb 2020
Posts: 16
B
Grease Junkie
Great thread! I'm definitely going to replace my old bottle jack with a small floor jack. Nice to be able to jack the truck up without having to crawl under it, and so much safer.


1949 3600 w/ 57 235
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358409 Sun May 03 2020 06:20 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,611
C
Shop Shark
When BW and I go on a long trip I take my "junkyard tool box" which is a 50 cal ammunition box packed with tools, my AAA card, and a cell phone. No spare, jack, or extra parts except for a points style distributor which has never been used. Going to eliminate the extra dizzy but keep the tool box to help OTHER broke down old rides.


Evan
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358432 Sun May 03 2020 09:33 PM
Joined: May 2001
Posts: 1,522
W
Shop Shark
I built the biggest box possible using one 4x8 sheet of 3/4" plywood so I have lots of room. A bottle opener (obvious reason), a gas can with non-ethanol (my gauge doesn't work), jumper cables (I jumped neighbor's Honda), tow strap (I towed a Model A home), gasoline additives (Sea Foam, etc.), fire extinguisher, fan belt, tool box, 1 quart oil. The shovel is in case I slide into a snow bank in the winter or dig someone else out.

You made me think about my scissor jack shown. I don't know if it will get high enough to get a wheel off the ground. I better try it sometime.

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Last edited by Wally / Montana; Sun May 03 2020 09:33 PM.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
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