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Old 05-17-2005, 12:52 AM
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My Mom packed a first aid kit for me when I moved out here to Ca. I opened it looking for a bandaid and found 3 kotex in there with the rest of the stuff. Embarassed as heck til a friend told me they're great for compression wounds. Dan

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Old 05-17-2005, 07:20 AM
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Something I carry in all my vehicles if you belong to the NSRA a copy of members book, if you do have trouble maybe someone close can help.
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Thanks Guys,

those were all excellent suggestions. Now all I have to do is make them fit in the toolbox or somewhere on the truck. I'm now thinking of adding a lockable toolbox to the running boards. I spent 6 hrs last winter knocking out the spare tire depression in the right rear fender so the truck would look smooth. I may have to re-think that now.


For fastback 49:

I flew down to Atlanta prior to 9/11 and picked up a '69 Camaro to drive it back 2700 miles to home. I picked the car up at 7pm and caught a Auto Zone open, $100 later I had a good road kit. Except for the locktite to repair the rearveiw mirror screw, everything still remains in the plastic tool box I bought. If you were thinking of taking all that stuff on a plane to your destination, FORGET IT!! It would never pass security. Good luck on the ride home.
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The most important tool to take is. The National Street Rod Assn. publishes a little book called " Fellow Pages" which list by State, city, local of people who will help you when you break down. Might save you life . . maybe not... THERESA
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I flew down to Atlanta prior to 9/11 and picked up a '69 Camaro to drive it back 2700 miles to home. I picked the car up at 7pm and caught a Auto Zone open, $100 later I had a good road kit. Except for the locktite to repair the rearveiw mirror screw, everything still remains in the plastic tool box I bought. If you were thinking of taking all that stuff on a plane to your destination, FORGET IT!! It would never pass security. Good luck on the ride home.
I live in Cleveland, and bought my Sierra on ebay from a guy in Nashville. Bought a one-way ticket to Nashville, spent the weekend there (great city!) and drove the truck back to Cleveland.

The dealer was cool to work with, so I boxed up the tools I wanted and shipped them Fedex. Didn't have to take them through security, or lug them onto the plane, but still had them for the roadtrip back. I sent them a few days earlier, so I knew they were there before I got on the plane.

I wouldn't do this in every situation, but in this case, it was worth it.

Also, if you don't trust the guy at the destination you can send stuff down to a local UPS/Fedex depot (or even a UPS Store) and then pick it up yourself in the destination city.

Tools are heavy, but if you plan in advance and don't need to next-day them, it really doesn't cost that much. Plus, if I wasn't 100% sure I could carry-on the tools, I trust Fedex/UPS a lot more than I do the airline to not lose the package. I've had my luggage lost twice while flying, but I ship/receive packages probably 20x more often than I fly and UPS/Fedex have never let me down. (USPS and DHL are different stories...)
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thats Way cool theresa didnt know that existed and i did not realize you were flying to get it so yea i would see the car then go buy it if you need it
i guess im really over the top sometimes but if you look in my photo album you see my tool box its 24' long and you need a Stout truck to move it

have a great trip and let us now how it went

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alittle1:That's a great idea. But I think I'm just going to put them in my suitcase--I'm not taking anything but actual tools--and I'll get anything else I'll need when I get out there. My mother, bless her heart, pointed out that I am so new to this that even if I brought every tool known to man, unless I can figure out what's wrong I can't do anything about it! So I am adding a couple "reference books" to my bag.

I did find a ride from Omaha to Norfolk, so I won't have to hitchhike or rent a beaucoup bucks rental car.

Have I mentioned yet I'm so nervous I've thrown up. I think a lot of it is excitement. I've been waiting for this day for the past 3 years.

I'll catch you all when I get home! Have a great weekend and Midwesterners, if you see a 49 broken down on I-80 or I-70, get beer and come back cus it might be me!

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