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Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358793 Tue May 05 2020 10:03 PM
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Spare tire and tools, zip ties, tie wire, a few screw drivers and i always have my leatherman charge and life preserver on me.... šŸ‘
If i were to take a longer trip I might bring a few more zip ties haha.

Last edited by Barnfind49; Wed May 06 2020 02:53 PM.
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358867 Wed May 06 2020 07:17 AM
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Everything you carry in your cab becomes a lethal projectile in the event of a crash! My tool kit consists of and can of Fix-A-Flat and a cell phone to call my insurance company's Roadside Assistance number.

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Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Barnfind49 #1358868 Wed May 06 2020 07:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Barnfind49
Spare tire and tools, zip ties, tie wire, a few screw drivers and i always have my leatherman charge on me .....and pistol šŸ‘.

Felons' greatest supply of illegal weapons is stealing them from homes and cars of legal gun owners - 700 guns stolen from cars in just Nashville alone this year. Imagine how many that equates to nationwide! Legal gun owners are supplying the nation's criminals with weapons!

https://fox17.com/news/local/nearly...8jIGkLlkSMmv5U0WdgCIE4j4_EcMxfqVSeDSZpdc


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Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
miraclepieco #1358870 Wed May 06 2020 10:38 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,131
ace skiver
Originally Posted by miraclepieco
Everything you carry in your cab becomes a lethal projectile in the event of a crash! My tool kit consists of and can of Fix-A-Flat and a cell phone to call my insurance company's Roadside Assistance number.
Your warning is good advice - thanks.
My trip kit is carried in a large, strong, covered, plastic bin behind the third row seat in my Suburban.

My trip tools/kit are carried in the storage bin under the floor opening under the seat bottom-frame in my pickup.

In neither case would the tools become lethal projectiles (I think/hope).

Of course, you referred to carrying tools/etc "in your cab" becoming lethal projectiles. I agree.

I store my cell phone in my pocket, or in a belt-mounted carrying-case, or on the seat/floor. I will hereafter not carry it on the seat. Thanks for the warning.

I think a GPS unit dashboard suction mount would fly loose in a crash? I use a floor console mount - it could become a "projectile" in a crash.

A friend of mine carries a waterproof heavy-duty, locked trip kit/box securely bolted to the bed floor.

Your warning is good advice - thanks.

Last edited by tclederman; Wed May 06 2020 11:23 AM.

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 #1358871 Wed May 06 2020 11:27 AM
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This is what I carry in the bed of my 41 truck. The ammo box is filled with assorted hand tools. I have another matching box with oil, gear oil, antifreeze and gas.

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Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358872 Wed May 06 2020 11:28 AM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Wow ... Good thing we are into *trucks* Some of you guys are carrying around an impressive tool collection.

I've learned the secret to traveling light ... have one of you guys, with your "service trucks," as a wingman!

shake [elvis]


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358875 Wed May 06 2020 11:44 AM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,131
ace skiver
Paul,
Is that box bolted to the floor/bed?

John, "impressive tool collection"?
I bet you have most of those tools in your garage?

We just get "double duty" out of our tools (and, we get to feel like we are prepared for problems on the road).

My first-used tools that I will use if I have problems on the road is to use the free towing (on a flatbed/trailer) provided by two insurance policies (car & old truck) and by AAA. thumbs_up


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 #1358893 Wed May 06 2020 12:45 PM
Joined: Apr 2005
Posts: 8,761
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
I personally have seen the aftermath of items stored in the truck bed unsecured. Spare tires amazingly fit right through the back window. Loose tool boxes the same. I will say that I never saw a fatality from items stored inside the cab. Many from unsecured drivers/passengers though. Strap it all down folks.šŸ› 


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
USAF 1965-69 Weather Observation Tech (got paid to look at the clouds)


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Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358911 Wed May 06 2020 02:01 PM
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I carry a lot of stuff (see above) but in 28 years as my daily driver, my '48 has not run 4 times. It had dead batteries 2 times and was out of gas twice.

Wrst Miraclepieco's Train-Chevy picture: I cross railroad tracks coming and going to a fishing spot. I stop, look, look and look before proceeding.

Last edited by Wally / Montana; Wed May 06 2020 02:02 PM.

1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 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.
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1358950 Wed May 06 2020 04:57 PM
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Shop Clutterist
Ha! I see what you guys are doing. Pack so much tools and spare parts with you that there is no room for the wife. Sneaky...


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
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