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    Default Trail tool box

    Trying to keep my rig light and still not be without the essentials.
    What do you consider a must for your trail tool box.
    I will start with a few then you guys can add in what you carry and maybe we can come up with an essential trail box pack list.
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    36mm socket for the axle nut on a dana 30 (for those running dana30)
    9/16 ratcheting wrench.(great time saver for taking down a np231)
    12point 1/2 socket 1/2drive(3 hub bolts)
    Roll of electical tape(can be taped around roll bar to save room in tool box)



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    you guys get the point add you must tools and tricks below and I will edit my above post. Obviously we all cant carry a ready welder so lets stay fairly realistic with budget in mind.

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    100mph tape
    A small wad of stainless wire
    Spare caliper bolts (front/rear)
    I have to have a 19mm for the lugs, a 15mm for the caliper bolts and a 13mm for the unit bearing studs
    10mm wrench
    5/16 hex for the diff fill hole and 1/4 for the diff bolts
    Diff Fluid
    Qt of oil
    Dead blow hammer
    Small Pry Bar
    Vice grips
    Fuses
    Tire patch kit


    Will do some more thinking... My tool box in the Jeep is out of control.... waaaay too much in it but I like to be prepared. Need to go through and inventory everything and decide on what can stay/go. I also carry front/rear axle shafts.... spare u joints...
    Last edited by Mr.RonGilbert; 12-10-2010 at 08:53.


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    I have 2 bags, 1 larger that fits in the back and 1 smaller that fits in the tuffy box. Every trip I always carry all these items. I carry both SAE and Metric as I'm usually working on someone elses rig. I'm not worried about weight and sure some of this is over kill, but it works for me.

    Larger bag:
    Sockets are kept on plastic sliding rail go I get all the small to Large; SAE 1/4" drive regular and deep, Metric 1/4" regular and deep, SAE 3/8" regular, Metric 3/8" regular, SAE 3/8" deep, Metric 3/8" deep, SAE 1/2" regular, Metric 1/2" regular
    Wratches 1/4", (2) 3/8, 1/2"
    extensions 1/4" at 4", 3/8" at 4,8,12", 1/2" at 6"
    2 roll bags of open/box wrenches 1 Metric and 1 SAE
    small prybar
    4 garbage bags
    2 small C clamps
    6 different size hose clamps
    roll of electric fence wire
    bag 100 of 18" zip ties
    dead blow
    1lb ball pean
    multimeter
    tire plug kit w/ 45 plugs and can o vulcan fluid
    couple of wratchet straps 1000k capcity

    Small bag:
    couple different sizes of philips and flat
    different picks straight crooked squiggle
    couple different sizes of pliers; needle, pipe, lineman, vise grip, dikes
    couple sizes crescent wrenches
    Allen wrench SAE & Metric
    couple cold chisels
    bag 100 of 8" zip ties
    sheetmetal shears
    handheld razor knife
    misc bolts,nuts,washers 1/4, 3/8,1/2
    electric tape
    on outside of bag in easy reach is wratching wrench 1/2 x 9/16
    air gauge
    (2) black sharpies

    in the Tuffy box:
    duct tape
    2 small plastic fishing boxes for electrical connectors with items for each wire ga size (10-12,14-16,18-22):
    box 1)
    ring terminals 1/4, 3/8, 1/2
    butt connectors
    box 2)
    male & female spade
    shrink wrap w/ glue inside cut to size

    Spare shafts and all fluids (trail & tow rig) are kept in the trailer.
    Dan M.

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    PB Blaster
    Duct Tape
    Electrical Tape
    Bailing Wire
    Zip Ties
    550 Cord

    Who needs anything else!?

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    i have 2 pieces of 4" PVC that i mounted to hold spare shafts for the front,
    cables for a home brew weldernator,
    minimal hand tools (i think i have like a 96 piece kit in a bag),
    huge channel locks,
    BFH,
    LOTS of loktite and antisieze,
    spare fluid in triple zip lock bags (just throw the whole bag in the dif before i put the cover on much easier than bottles on the trail, when i get home i clean it all out),
    although i do have a ready welder, OBA, and cordless impacts i usually only pack those for longer trail rides like the rubicon, dusy, moab.

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    I had to make this SPARE PARTS AND TOOLS LOCATOR Listing to remember where I put everything.
    AMMO BOX #1:
    - BOTTLE JACK AND HANDLE
    - HILIFT JACK BASE AND JAW
    - LARGE ZIP TIES
    - ELECTRICAL TAPE
    - ELECTRICAL REPAIR BOX (INCLUDES L/O BOLTS)
    - ROPE NYLON 6’
    - TIRE REPAIR KIT:
    - VALVE STEMS
    - VALVE CORES
    - VALVE REMOVAL TOOL
    - VALVE STEM INSTALLER
    - TUBE PATCHES
    - PLUG TOOLS
    - TIRE GUAGE
    - AIR CHUCK
    - RUBBER CEMENT


    AMMO BOX #3:
    - DISTRIBUTOR CAP, ROTOR, POINTS AND CONDENSSER
    - SPARK PLUGS (8EA)
    - OIL FILTER
    - STARTING FLUID
    - FUEL LINE
    - DRIVE SHAFT SLIP JOINT /W U-JOINT
    - UPPER AND LOWER BALL JOINTS (D30-44, 1 EA)
    - BLACK 2” DUCT TAPE

    AMMO BOX #2 TOOL BOX
    - PB BLASTER
    - STOCK CJ PITMAN ARM
    - STICK LIGHTS
    - REAR BRAKE LINE
    - YJ SHACKLES
    - ½” DR DEEP SOCKET SET ½” – 1 1/8”
    - BALL PEEN HAMMER
    - BOLT CUTTERS
    - ½”DR FLEX-RACHET BREAKER BAR
    - ½” DR RACHET
    - 6” C-CLAMP
    - TIEROD TOOL
    - 12” PIPE WRENCH
    - CJ AXLE NUT SOCKET
    - 10” PRY BAR
    - PUNCH AND CHISEL
    - WIRE BRUSHES LARGE AND SMALL
    - OIL DRY (2ea)
    - CHANNEL LOCKS
    - VISE GRIPS SMALL
    - SCREW DRIVERS 1 EA- NO,1,2,3 PHIL 3/8 & Ό REG
    - ½” DR EXTENSIONS 3-5-5 INCHES 3 TOTAL
    - FEELER GUAGE
    - ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS
    - ELECT WIRE
    - STUBBY REG AND PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVERS
    - TUBBING CUTTER (REMOVED)
    - Ό” COMBINATION WRENCH
    - TORQ 50 3/8”DR BIT

    DRIVE SHAFT BOX SMALL AMMO BOX:
    - AXLE SHAFT U-JOINT (1EA)
    - DRIVE SHAFT U-JOINT (1EA) (2 more in console)
    - STRAP KIT AND U-BOLTS
    - FT WHEEL STUDS
    - WARN PREMIUM LOCK OUT HUB
    - PINION NUT KIT
    - D-30 AND AMC MOD 20 – DRIVE SHAFT YOKES
    - 5/16” COMBINATION WRENCH
    - ½” COMBINATION WRENCH
    - SPINDEL NUT KIT

    BOLT BOX SMALL AMMO BOX:
    - SPARE PLUG & COILWIRES
    - 1” WIDE ELECTRICAL TAPE
    - ELECTRICAL WIRE
    - HOSE CLAMPS
    - WHEEL STUD AND LUG NUT
    - Ό” – 5/16” – 3/8” MISC BOLTS AND NUTS
    - MISC SCREWS
    - MUFFLER CLAMP 2 Ό”


    STOWED IN FRONT:
    - WINCH ACESSORY BAG (BEHIND DRIVERS SEAT)
    - 65’ TOW STRAP
    - FIRST AID KIT
    - FIRE EXTINGUISHER
    - FLASH LIGHT
    - BIKINI TOP
    - TRAIL COVER

    OTHER GEAR STOWED IN BACK:
    - WELDING GOGGLES /W NOMEX HOOD
    - WELDING KIT, CONNECTIONS for 3 BATTERIES / RODS
    - DANA 30 INNER AND OUTTER WIDE TRAC AXLE SHAFTS
    - DANA 30 WIDE TRACTIE ROD ASSY
    - DANA 30 WIDE TRAC DRAG LINK ASSY
    - COVERALLS - SEASONAL
    - TARP
    - HIGHLIFT JACK HANDLE AND MECHANISM (UNDERSEAT)
    - JUMPER CABLES (UNDERSEAT)
    - CARGO TIE DOWNS(UNDERSEAT)
    - BRAKE FLUID
    - 5QTS ENGINE OIL –OR- (EASY STORAGE 1 5QT JUG)
    - 1 GAL ANTI-FREEZE
    - DRY GAS
    - OIL DRY (2ea)
    - REAR DRIVE SHAFT (under seat)

    QUICK RESPONSE TOOL BAG (STOWED BEHIND PASS SEAT):
    - FOLDING ALEN AND TORX WRENCH SETS
    - STUBBY AND REG SCREWDRIVERS
    - 6” VISE GRIPS
    - SNAP RING PLIERS
    - 6” DIKES
    - RATCHING STUBBY SCREWDRIVER /W APXES
    - 8” CRESSENT WRENCH
    - 3/8” DR SHALLOW AND DEEP SOCKET SETS
    - 3/8” DR RACHET
    - 3/8” DR EXTENSIONS 3 – 6 (X2) – 8 – 10
    - Ό” DR SOCKET SET METRIC AND STANDARD
    - Ό” DR RACHET
    - ½” TO 3/8” DR ADAPTER
    - 3/8” TO Ό” ADAPTER
    - MISC STANDARD WRENCHES (5/16”-1/2”-9/16”-5/8”-11/16”-3/4”)
    - SLEDGE HAMMER
    - 3/8” TAMPER PROOF TORX BIT SET 10-55

    CENTER CONSOLE:

    - DRIVE SHAFT UNIVERSALS (2Ea)
    - EATING UNTENSILS (FORKS / SPOONS)
    - BUCK KNIFE
    - WD-40
    - LIGHT STICKS
    - CAMERA
    - 3/8” DR RACHET
    - 3/8” DR 2” EXTENSION
    - 3/8” DR 9/16” SOCKET
    - Ύ” RACHET WRENCH
    - MULTIMETER
    - FM RADIO (WALKIE TALKIE)
    - CENTER PUNCH
    - MULTI BIT T HANDLE SCREWDRIVER
    - MISC NUTS BOLTS SCREWS
    - FUSES (GLASS)
    - 12’ MEASURING TAPE
    - TIRE GUAGE
    - TIRE DEFLATORS
    - SPOT LIGHT 12V
    - MARKERS / PENS
    - ELECTRICAL TAPE
    - RAGS
    - HAND CLEANER
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    [CENTER][LEFT][SIZE=2]I had to make this SPARE PARTS AND TOOLS LOCATOR[B][FONT=Times New Roman] Listing to remember where I put everything.
    holy schit!! ive done some 3-4 week expedition style trips and didnt take shit much crap. you running 1 ton springs and tires are 50psi?

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    Lets just say the Jeep is well balanced the weight of the V-8 is equally split to the rear.
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    LOL nice, now thats a full list. Do you have a garage to maintain some of that stuff?
    Do you periodically go through the gear to make sure all good that items don't need service replace?
    How often do you go through your fluids?
    Dan M.

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    i put my fluid in the bags and just let the sit. i usually break enough stuff on the trails that i use what i bring, or someone else will use it.

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