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Old 05-13-2005, 07:46 AM
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Great thread - lots of good ideas.

I wrap my tools in rags. Its not a huge deal, but it keeps them from rattling around in the toolbox (gets annoying on a long trip), and I know I always have plenty of rags too.

I get a little bottle of waterless hand cleaner at the parts store. That way, I can clean up a bit so I don't dirty up the interior. If I have the space, I keep an extra pair of grunge clothes too and a blanket or cardboard to lay on.

I like to line the top of the toolbox lid with gasket material, so its always there if I need it and doesn't get punctured by rattling around with the tools.

One thing I didn't see mentioned - extra belts. Especially if you have a serpentine system. If you have A/C, see if you can find the belt (if it exists) that can allow you to bypass the compressor if it fails.
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An assortment of Zip ties. They always come in handy A short length of chain and some bolts that will fit through the links so if you break a motor mount or something else that a zip won't hold. Small tube of locktite, high temp RTV, and JB weld.

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right on Double M S10, Small tube of locktite, high temp RTV, and JB weld. Just about forgot that. ckucia, I like the idea of putting the gasket material up in the lid, the hand cleaner and the rags are great. Snap ties too. Nylon tow rope, Mechanix gloves, flashlight all fit too.

The compressor is a bit bulky, as well as the jumper cables. I going to try and rig up a compressor underneath the body with a quick connect to a air hose. The battery will sit in under the right front fender, a set of quick-connects to the engine compartment and a plug-in will get me power.
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Visa or M/C and a cell phone and a $100.00 bill !!!
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Why not just drive there in the Snap On van
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Visa or M/C and a cell phone and a $100.00 bill !!!
So, your offering the use of yours???
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Insurance company that will transport the car home or to any repair shop,
I prefer home. I have used it once, when the rad blew itīs side out.
I would even use them for a punctured tire, where do you put a large rear wheel and tire when using one of those stupid skinny "get you home" spares ?
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Great topic for me; next weekend I'm driving my new 49 Chevy home from outside Omaha to Ohio. The car's only 9 years younger than Mom is! I'm pretty nervous about getting her safe and sound in my garage, so I'm following the advice given above.

Anyone have any additional advice for driving a "new" car home? I got 900 miles for things to go wrong and I am a novice at this stuff. Man, I can't wait to get her home.

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Cell phone and the roadside assistance #
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2 vise grips
clothes hanger or bailing wire
duct tape
cash
credit cards
fire extinguisher
cell phone
liquid bandage
water oil tranny fluid brake fluid
tire gage and plug kit
B F H
tow strap
concealed weapons permit ..ammo...weapon
that my minimum load but keep in mind i got an 85 suburban plus the stuff u got it really don't matter unless u bring everything u own you'll forget something and if you have a major malfunction you think man why didn't i bring that too its a snafu if something screws up and i hope you have a most excellent trip
no driving by brail and keep her sunny side up

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Here's the list of suggestions so far;

$100.00 bill
12 ga electrical wire.
12v compressor
3/8 Craftsman socket set.
3/8ths rubber hose and clamps
AAA Membership
ATF
B F H
Bottle Opener
brake fluid
cell phone
cell phone charger
clothes hanger
combination flat wrenches 3/8 to 1 inch
concealed weapons permit ..ammo...weapon
Duct tape
electrical tape
fanbelts
fire extinguisher
flashlight
fuel filter
Fuses
gasket material
short length of chain and some bolts that will fit through the links
gloves
hammer
waterless hand cleaner
high temp silicone
ignition components
jack
JB weld
"jesus clips"
jumper cables
jumper wire with alligator clips
Line wrenches
liquid bandage
locktite
MasterCard
oil.
pliers
pry bar
rad hose clamps
can of rad sealer
Rags
high temp RTV
set of screw drivers
spark plugs
spark plug wires
spare tire
spare tire in a can
swiss army knife
tie wire
tin snips
tire gauge
Tire plugs & plug tools
Tire iron
toilet paper
tow strap
Visa card
visegrips.
volt meter
water
wire connectors
wire cutters
Zip ties
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Old 05-15-2005, 12:46 AM
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Here's the list of suggestions so far;

3/8 Craftsman socket set.
Bottle Opener
combination flat wrenches 3/8 to 1 inch
Duct tape
electrical tape
fire extinguisher
flashlight
Fuses
gasket material
hammer
pliers
Rags
set of screw drivers
visegrips.
volt meter
water
Here's what I would bring from that list. If you need all the rest of that stuff, you're not ready to go on a trip unless you're going to the Arctic circle. Add one channel lock pliers, put the can opener on the keychain, the fire extinguisher in the cab, flashlight and fuses go in the glovebox, and use the rest of the room you saved in the back for refreshments.
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Here's the list of suggestions so far;

$100.00 bill, 12 ga electrical wire, 12v compressor, 3/8 Craftsman socket set,
3/8ths rubber hose and clamps, AAA Membership, ATF, B F H, Bottle Opener
brake fluid, cell phone, cell phone charger, clothes hanger,
combination flat wrenches 3/8 to 1 inch, concealed weapons permit,
ammo, weapon, Duct tape, electrical tape, fanbelts, fire extinguisher,
flashlight, fuel filter, Fuses, gasket material, short length of chain and some bolts that will fit through the links, gloves, hammer, waterless hand cleaner,
high temp silicone, ignition components, jack, JB weld, "jesus clips",
jumper cables, jumper wire with alligator clips, Line wrenches, liquid bandage,
locktite, MasterCard, oil, pliers, pry bar, rad hose clamps, can of rad sealer,
Rags, high temp RTV, set of screw drivers, spark plugs, spark plug wires,
spare tire, spare tire in a can, swiss army knife, tie wire, tin snips, tire gauge,
Tire plugs & plug tools, Tire iron, toilet paper, tow strap, Visa card,
visegrips, volt meter, water, wire connectors, wire cutters, Zip ties
Something tells me I'm not gonna get all this in my carry-on bag!
Thanks for the help guys.

Tucker
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I can't believe (well....ok, I can) no one mentioned a first aid kit!

A first aid kit, AAA membership, a cell phone or good CB, jumper cables, low profile jack(your car sits lower if something breaks, which is VERY LIKELY), and simple hand tools (small craftsman box that fits behind the seat of my truck with some wire, electrical tape, a set of vice grips, 3/8 & 1/4in sockets, screwdrivers, set of wrenches, and a hammer) are all I usually take with me. I make at least one 3 hour trip each way one weekend a month.

In all honesty, every time my car has broken down it's always been just a few miles from home.
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I thought duct tape & paper towels WERE a first-aid kit.
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