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How/where/in what do you store your onboard tools?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by coff33, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. Mar 12, 2022 at 8:16 PM
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    coff33

    coff33 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Everything from wrenches to compressor to jumpers. All in separate locations? Or all together? In a bag or box? How is this attached to the truck or is it freestanding? How is it positioned to prevent theft?
     
  2. Mar 13, 2022 at 5:19 AM
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    Bivouac

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    Remains to be seen I bought the tires and wheels the rest came along
    All of the above and then some.

    Depends then if your talking for work or at home then the welding Rig.

    At one time The road Box and extra tools were mounted on a steel skid easy to pick with a crane or a fork lift making it easier to swap from vehicle to vehicle or store in the shop

    I am lucky I live where theft is not a major problem and most cases for work I need to drive through security to get where I need to go.

    Any more but for a tire It will be a serious problem I just call and say take me home.

    If anyone knows what goodies you have pretty soon everyone knows and if they want it no matter how well secured they will get what they want or take the whole truck

    It comes down to just what you need to have and how secure it needs to be Over the years I have built easy access very secure storage The more secure the more$$$ in most cases
     
  3. Mar 13, 2022 at 9:24 AM
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    OpeCity

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    I have a Home Depot tote in the back seat with recovery gear, Jack, and a few tools, then all tire-related things (compressor, plug kit, gauges, air down valves, replacement valve stems) in a pelican case that sits on top of it. Then I just run a seatbelt around the whole thing. Spare hoses, hose clamps, and belts are in the cubbies under the rear seat.
     
  4. Mar 13, 2022 at 10:32 AM
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    CoyoteRuns

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  5. Mar 13, 2022 at 11:07 AM
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    Gyrkin

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    I just put together my own kit. Made a leather case. Works pretty good, doesn't take up much space.
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  6. Mar 13, 2022 at 11:16 AM
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    Kwikvette

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    Depends -

    When I had an AC Tacoma, I kept a Powertank strapped to the bed 24/7. Rain or shine, day or night, it lived outside with my truck without issue.

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    The trip I went on determined what I brought with me, and that hasn't changed between the Tacoma, 4Runner, or even the Land Cruiser now.

    I have a bag of tools that carry specifically all I'd need to do most repairs which meant, certain sized 6 point sockets, certain sized ratcheting wrenches (hugely convenient), doubles for certain sizes (where a socket is required on each end), a swivel to get to certain bolts, and so forth.

    A mid-torque (650?) Milwaukee Fuel M18 impact wrench was also in the list of tools that went into said bag as well as a few impact sockets in certain sizes. Last but not least, my Milwaukee M18 inverter in the event that I needed to charge my phone or radio in case my vehicle was disabled.

    The only difference back then up until a year or so is that I now store stuff in Milwaukee Pack Out boxes. I use one larger box for extra batteries, the inverter, ratchet, and impact, as well as few sockets in certain sizes and such. I also have gloves, a magnetic dish, waterproof roll up mat, and other misc items in it.

    Then I attach a smaller Pack Out with all the metric sized sockets I'd need on top.

    That and I had switched to a Viair 400P since I had switched to an SUV. Extra fuses for both the pump and vehicle are in the large Pack Out.

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    Old pics as some items aren't shown -

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    Last but not least, an ultralight camp chair just in case!
     
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    Back to reality. I have a camper shell so weather is not a factor.
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