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what do you carry in your streetrod?

So...just wondering what all of you carry with you when you head out in your streetrods to a rod-run, cruise in, etc. I've got a canvas bad I bought at HF. I've put rags to clean the car my hands etc, wheel cleaner, windex, california brush, various openend wrenches, vise grips, duct tape, jumper cables, fuses, pliars, small socket set, screwdrivers and electrical tape. I know there are things I'm forgetting from mine but just curious what the rest of you take.

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Additionally I carry any tools specificaly for my car. I have a modified 15/16 socket for the blower belt adjustment. Blower gasket, water pump gaskets, thermostat gaskets. Allen wrench set. Alt, and AC belts. A pair of H4 lites and 1157 lites. 2 folding chairs. Silicone sealer. 1 qt oil 1 qt trans fluid, 1 gal water. Folding knife. 6 feet .035 MIG wire clipped to underside of body (for when I lock m keys in the car.)

10# fire extinguisher. Very important.

I keep my wiring kit book and notes, wiring digrams for all electrical stuff, registration and insurance and AAA information, GPS, cell phone and chargers. MSRA has a "who ya gonna call' section for trouble on the road.

When I'm cruising I carry enough cash to get me home if the card doesn't work.

It's nice to have an extra key and or key FOB. Microfiber cloths for polishing. Rags to wipe hands on.

Dang, maybe I should just hire someone to follow me with my truck and trailer. haha,

The more stuff you have with you the less likely you are to have trouble and the more likely you won't have the right stuff if you do have trouble anyway.
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So...just wondering what all of you carry with you when you head out in your streetrods to a rod-run, cruise in, etc. .
snub nose 38 for me.

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snub nose 38 for me.

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I just bring my wife.

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The more stuff you have with you the less likely you are to have trouble and the more likely you won't have the right stuff if you do have trouble anyway.
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I just bring my cell phone; can't fit much more in a vette anyway. It seems like no matter what you bring, the one thing you end up needing is the one thing you left at home anyway. This seems to be how it goes when junkyard crawling too.
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Normally, nothing. I don't go to shows to polish and rub so that stuff stays in the shop. I drive my rods a lot so they are as dependable as my newer vehicles. Though I have a spare tire, usually don't have a jack or tire tool. In 50 years, only had one flat and that was a fluke.

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Wife,cell phone and Harry (aka Ruger SP101 .357, snub nose magnum) credit card and comfortable lawn chairs. If car breaks down, I call a tow truck.
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Fire extinguisher
Fuses(1 for every size and position)
First Aid Kit
3 road flares
Reflective Safety Vest
Towels(paper and cloth)
2 Sets of gear wrenches
Screwdrivers
Headlamp, marker lamp, and 2 turn signal bulbs
Assorted zip ties and hose clamps
At least two bottles of water, some granola bars, and a few car mags
Sun screen
Old bit of carpet rolled up(roadside creeper, I can leave it if necessary)
Spare tire, good bottle jack, and all necessary tools
LED flashlight and extra batteries
Misc fluids(oil, trans, washer, etc
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A tool box, a fire extinguisher, a cooler and my better half.

No polishing wrags, no cleaning products and for damn sure no lawn chairs. Moss won't grow on a rollin' stone.
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what tools do u carry in rod

Hi guys,, i just carry a tool box...
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If your car is built properly you don't need anything.
Relax and enjoy.
Tow card for the unexpected as with any car.
I just finished a resto 68 Olds 442 and the guy was affraid to drive it 100 miles to a show. WTF everything is new and 40 K invested.
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Hand tools
Can of tire inflation stuff
Tarp
Fire Extinguisher
Lawn chair
GPS (used for speedo)
Fuses
Flash light
Brake light bulbs
Tie wraps
Water, snacks
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