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Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Gord&Fran #1358965 Wed May 06 2020 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Gord&Fran
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...
LOL
Back when I worked for my dad during the summer when school was out, my first task was to clean out the passenger side seat of the '48 GMC shop truck so I had a place to sit when we went out on jobs.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1359039 Thu May 07 2020 03:58 AM
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You are better off to have it and not need it, rather then need it and not have it.
Jim

Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
tclederman #1360608 Sat May 16 2020 07:45 PM
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New Guy
There is very important item missing from your list. "Toilet paper" 😄


1963 C10 shortbed stepside
Re: Tools and parts in cab ?
Alainfrenchie54 #1360711 Sun May 17 2020 03:42 PM
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Shop Shark
I was carrying around these and didn't even know it. They had slid down from the seat to under the seat back. I found them when I replaced the upholstery.

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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 #1360713 Sun May 17 2020 04:02 PM
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Shop Shark
I do carry a small canvas tool bag full of hand tools for.......just in case. Have yet to use it while on the road.


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 (if anyone is interested)?
Alainfrenchie54 #1360714 Sun May 17 2020 04:11 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,152
ace skiver
Wally,

Why three pairs of glasses?

Reproduction canvas tool bags are available, if you are interested.
Here are other styles of canvas bags. [google.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 (if anyone is interested)?
tclederman #1360720 Sun May 17 2020 04:21 PM
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Tim,

I put a pair of readers on the seat. I sit down and there's a gap between the seat and the back. Glasses slide in the gap and to the floor. It happened 3 times I guess. Tools also can disappear that way. The one adjustable wrench is the beryllium/copper alloy type which is supposedly sparkless.


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 (if anyone is interested)?
Alainfrenchie54 #1360725 Sun May 17 2020 04:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 30,152
ace skiver
Wally,

I completely understand the accumulation of the "readers".

Are they progressively stronger (over the years)?


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 (if anyone is interested)?
Alainfrenchie54 #1360887 Mon May 18 2020 08:39 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
HelloBolters
Hi Tim
I’m proud my topic still alive
I think the most important things do not forgot is
The confidence in yours trucks. Or not🤔⚙️🔧🔩
Following the different threads
I project to fix a trunk rear in the bed it’s more safe
I know yet ,toilet paper might be lethal projectile
For me it’s time to get in bed

Amitiés Les Ricains

Re: Tools and parts in cab (if anyone is interested)?
Alainfrenchie54 #1361352 Thu May 21 2020 08:16 PM
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We can't let it die. S' a great thread.
Twenty years ago my wife and I took the 51 1-ton with camper (9,000 lg. gross) to Alaska from Seattle via the Cassiar Hwy rather than the Alcan. We got as far north as the arctic circle - 500 miles of gravel road north from Dawson City, Yukon and return, then to Eagle, Circle, Fairbanks then to Anchorage. I took the usual set of wrenches and screwdrivers etc. and for spare parts I took a fuel pump, water pump, fan belt, front wheel bearings, spare spring leaves front and rear, various light bulbs, a head gasket set, stop leak and a spare radiator cap. I may have forgot about some things.

Between Moose Junction and Dawson, it started running rough and lacking power, like it does when one gas tank goes empty and it's time to switch tanks. So I switched tanks and the problem went away. Whew! But only about about 5 gallons left on that tank and 50 miles to Dawson. The one thing I hadn't thought to bring was a spare fuel filter and that was the problem. Switch back to the big tank for down-hill runs, then back to the cab tank for the flats and up hill. We made it. The NAPA store in Dawson City had a filter so I swapped it out. The old filter appeared to be plugged with white goat hair. I kept it for a souvenier. We'd bought gas last at the bulk plant in Whitehorse. I used none of the spares I'd brought in 6,000 miles of mostly gravel road.

We passed several modern rigs sitting by the side of the road. We helped where we could. One had tire trouble (helped mount the spare), one had a mouse hole eaten in a radiator hose (duck taped it), one was waiting for a computer board to come from Vancouver (shrugged my shoulders) and one had run out of gas 20 miles short of the one truck stop on the way to Inuvik, another 250 miles north (siphoned 5 gal from the big tank).


51 3800 PU, 55 235 (w/cam, headers, 2 carbs, MSD ign.), SM420 & Brown-Lipe 6231A 3spd aux. trans, stock axles & brakes. Owned since 1971.
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