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The tools we take on road trips. by unboundmo
Started on: 07-25-2010 08:44 PM
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Report this Post07-25-2010 08:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for unboundmoClick Here to Email unboundmoSend a Private Message to unboundmoDirect Link to This Post
Its Funny that everyone I know takes a set of tools with them on trips. Think it's a jinx? Or smart? What's some of the tools that you bring?

I'll start...
Needle nose
reg pliers
10, 8, 7, mm socket
1/4" socket
med size ratchet and extensions
med and small screwdrivers - (philips and flathead)
duck tape
water
jumper cables
trusty ruber grip gloves- great for hot water
sad to say it but - fire extinguisher
mag flashlight
knife
little hammer/Swiss army style
small type of tow rope
I don't bother with my star wrench or jack, I have 100 plus AAA

man, sorry for length- on and on and on. Is it time for sleep

I've been thinking about a carry on, slim case filled with all sockets, allens, etc.
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Report this Post07-25-2010 09:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Dennis LaGruaClick Here to Email Dennis LaGruaSend a Private Message to Dennis LaGruaDirect Link to This Post
I take a full tool box. Set of 3/8 metric & SAE sockets, full set of wrenches + one adjustable, 4 screwdrivers, vice grips, wire cutters 1/4" sockets with screwdriver handle, #10 torx driver, a quick charge A/C hose/cap tap, a tire repair kit, extra fuses, extra belts, hose clamps, duct tape, electrical tape, two fire extinguishers, vinyl gloves, and a tube of Goop hand cleaner, I also take a code reader, chamois, detail wax, windex and tire shine. With a Fiero you an never have enough tools and if I can't repair it I've got the AAA gold card good for a 100 mile tow.

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Report this Post07-25-2010 11:36 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Doni HaganSend a Private Message to Doni HaganDirect Link to This Post
I'm like Dennis. I keep a school backpack full of tools in the front on the spare tire and a bag of spares in the back along with a bottle of mixed coolant and jumper cables. That's along with another backpack with detail & cleaning stuff. I've never had a Fiero break down on me when I was anywhere remotely near a parts store! I used to carry a small floor jack as well (the Fiero jack's a joke) but it took up too much space in the trunk.

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Report this Post07-26-2010 03:15 AM Click Here to See the Profile for maryjaneSend a Private Message to maryjaneDirect Link to This Post
A butload of $$$ usually does it..
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Report this Post07-26-2010 09:32 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IsoldeSend a Private Message to IsoldeDirect Link to This Post
I mostly just carry a couple of vice-grips and my AAA card and cellphone. If you build and maintain it correctly, then nothing serious ever goes wrong.
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Report this Post07-26-2010 11:21 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Joe 1320Click Here to visit Joe 1320's HomePageClick Here to Email Joe 1320Send a Private Message to Joe 1320Direct Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Isolde:

I mostly just carry a couple of vice-grips and my AAA card and cellphone. If you build and maintain it correctly, then nothing serious ever goes wrong.


Thumbs up on the AAA card!

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Report this Post07-26-2010 01:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lone RangerClick Here to visit Lone Ranger's HomePageClick Here to Email Lone RangerSend a Private Message to Lone RangerDirect Link to This Post
Wow! It's deja vu all over again... I was just thinking of posting this question myself. I have a slightly different point-of-view, because I was looking for opinions on a basic tool set to put together something a little more formal - like the tool kits that came with classic sports cars. I believe the proper term is "fitted tool kit." So I will be avidly following this discussion, while thinking of interesting places to "fit" that toolkit. Right now, best unused space seems to be inside the spare...so something like the round toolkits that came with VW's that are still available. Any other ideas?
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Report this Post07-27-2010 02:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lone RangerClick Here to visit Lone Ranger's HomePageClick Here to Email Lone RangerSend a Private Message to Lone RangerDirect Link to This Post
Nobody else interested? Or are people unwilling to admit they carry tools when they leave home in their Fiero?
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Report this Post07-27-2010 03:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for unboundmoClick Here to Email unboundmoSend a Private Message to unboundmoDirect Link to This Post
I hate it when my wife laughs and has to take pictures of the Fiero when it's getting towed

Have you seen the tow trucks that have air bags for lowering and a break pivot point in the flatbed? ---- Nice.. no scraps at all getting chained up. I never let a fork style lift up the car for a tow... NEEDS to be a flatbed.


Oh.. I realized that I forgot a lot of things too from the list reading the other posts..... just got bored of typing.

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Report this Post07-27-2010 05:55 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruDirect Link to This Post
When I am going on a long trip or to an automotive gathering, I usually bring this collection of tools...


Tool box fits in the bottom of the truck with room to spare and these basic tools will allow you to just about any repair you need to do. Most of the time, I pack the tools just so they will be available if someone needs to use them.... get too many fieros together at any time and you are probably going to have one of them break down.
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Report this Post07-28-2010 12:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Lone RangerClick Here to visit Lone Ranger's HomePageClick Here to Email Lone RangerSend a Private Message to Lone RangerDirect Link to This Post
Wow, Fieroguru, that's a really complete kit! How about a list of what's in the picture? I'm not sure I can figure out what everything is you've shown us. Thanks!
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Report this Post07-28-2010 12:45 PM Click Here to See the Profile for CanFieroSend a Private Message to CanFieroDirect Link to This Post
Full set of sockets, pliers, vice grips, screwdrivers, shop rags, oil, windsheild washer fluid. Just enough room left for a backpack with some clothes LOL.
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Report this Post07-28-2010 11:09 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Stubby79Send a Private Message to Stubby79Direct Link to This Post
Anyone who's got a particularly nice Fiero can call me a tool, if it means they'll take me out on a road trip!
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Floor Jack
Jack stands
Socket and wrench set (Located on spare tire)
Water (On spare tire)
2 Fire extinguishers (One front, one back)
Screwdrivers
AAA card
Volt meter
A few random hand tools
Torque wrench

Coming soon - An emergency escape hammer with hook knife in the handle, placed within easy reach, in case I need to cut the seat belt off or break the window to free myself. It could also be used to gain access into another vehicle in distress to extract it's occupants. You never know when you will need to be a first responder. Chances are that one day you will be called upon. Be ready.


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Report this Post07-29-2010 03:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ErikClick Here to Email ErikSend a Private Message to ErikDirect Link to This Post
I take myself

but serious I am so in tune with my car that the tools vary depending on what I expect to fail


so far I haven't felt like carrying an engine hoist

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Report this Post07-29-2010 04:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for GenopsydeClick Here to visit Genopsyde's HomePageSend a Private Message to GenopsydeDirect Link to This Post
with recent events, I suggest everyone carry a ball joint press and extra ball joints

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Report this Post07-29-2010 10:48 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpoonSend a Private Message to SpoonDirect Link to This Post
 
quote
Originally posted by fieroguru:

When I am going on a long trip or to an automotive gathering, I usually bring this collection of tools...


Tool box fits in the bottom of the truck with room to spare and these basic tools will allow you to just about any repair you need to do. Most of the time, I pack the tools just so they will be available if someone needs to use them.... get too many fieros together at any time and you are probably going to have one of them break down.


Is that a 12 volt DC soldering iron or maybe you have an inverter wired in somewhere to run it.

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Report this Post07-30-2010 08:47 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguruSend a Private Message to fieroguruDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by Spoon:


Is that a 12 volt DC soldering iron or maybe you have an inverter wired in somewhere to run it.

Spoon


It is a 110V soldering iron... my blue car does have an inverter, but I have never tried to plug the soldering iron into it.
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Report this Post07-30-2010 12:41 PM Click Here to See the Profile for rproClick Here to Email rproSend a Private Message to rproDirect Link to This Post
Playskool has a nice setup, complete with tool box.

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Report this Post07-30-2010 12:42 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post
My wife takes a tool if I go with her.

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