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What goes in your Road Tool Box?

I'm going a 5000 mile road trip in mid June with my '40 Ford pickup. Space is limited with regards to secure storage. I have a tool box which is approx. 24 X 10 X 10, in which to put a road kit of tools and nesessities. This will be the first ride for the truck. It has a Ford powertrain, everything is Ford except for the GM steering column, and everything is new.

Here's what I am taking:

1. 3/8 Craftsman socket set.

2. set of combination flat wrenches 3/8 to 1 inch.

3. set of screw drivers

4. pliers, wire cutters, tin snips, visegrips.

5. a can of rad sealer, spare tire in a can, ATF, oil.

6. fuses, electrical tape, roll of tie wire and 12 ga electrical wire.

7. ......... what else ??

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man, I've thought about this before, and I think that the list could go on and on, ultimately pulling a trailer with all my parts and tools, to cover ever imaginable situation, but you got a pretty good start.


If I were forced to keep it to your list, and constarained to that toolbox, you need to add spark plugs, spare plug wires, a few ignition components, a semi large assortment of "jesus clips", and a flashlight.
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grab a handfull of different wire connectors, and a swiss army knife. Oh yeah, don't forget the cell phone charger.
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7. ......... what else ??
A flashlight.
A pair of gloves are handy in case you have to handle something grungy or hot.
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"It has a Ford powertrain, everything is Ford"

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Just kidding, I envy your trip!
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you really need a volt meter, some high temp silicone, make sure you have the correct sockets you need to get the spindle retaining nut off. With out ever really driving the truck you don't know any of its common traits so its hard to prepare for. Carry extra water too. Cereal boxes covered in silicone on both sides make good gaskets so maybe line the bottom of the tool box with a piece of that or the blank sheets of gasket you can buy. Line wrenches for tightening brake and fuel lines. Rags. Anything your worried about plan on it breaking.

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Mini-Maglight (gotta have); A couple of rad hose clamps; a jumper wire with alligator (roach) clips on the ends; Spare fanbelts; Tire plugs & plug tools ( I also carry the small 12v compressor; spare spark plug or 2.

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I just get my wife to follow me in the pick up loaded with everything I might need. It works out well and I don't have to listen to her whining
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A 9/16th Wrench!! Tire iron/star, a jack, screwdriver phillips and flat, flashlight and plenty of towels.
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tow strap
jumper cables
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A few feet of 3/8ths rubber hose and clamps for fuel/tranny line problems, extra fuel filter, some kind of gasket material and sealant, spare tire if you have room, jerry can, extra wire/connectors, electrical & duct tape, small assortment of hardware that might rattle loose.

And as said flashlight, ratchet set, combo wrenches, pliers, wire cutters, gloves, rags, plugs, wires, oil and every other fluid that could leak, tow rope, 12V air compressor, booster cables.

And the good ol' BFH! ]

Good thing you have a truck, chain an aluminum dry box in there and your set!
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