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Old January 31st, 2005, 04:30 PM
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Tools/Parts you take?

I'm wondering which spare parts and tools you guys consider essential when you go wheeling?
If I took everything I think I might need on those rare occasions when my Defender breaks down(joke) I'd need a trailer.

So which things are indispensable?

I know, I know... none of you ever breaks down, and nobody is going to post.

Thanks anyway,
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Old January 31st, 2005, 04:37 PM
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For an average trip I try to keep things light. Because I know my friends usually will have a Power tank/air tools and a more or less complete tool box amongst us. I usually won't pack spares unless I am going for an extended period. This is in addition to the recovery gear.

Off the top of my head - which means I prolly forgot some things:
2 Tool Rolls with the following:
Metric Wrenches box/ratcheting
Metric Sockets
Large ratchet
Medium Ratchet
Screw Drivers
Hex Keys
Breaker bar
Pliers
Flash light
Vice grips
Hammer
Adjustable wrench.


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Old January 31st, 2005, 05:01 PM
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I'll add to the above list.

Fire extinguisher
5/16" 12pt socket AND box-wrench. The valve covers and oil pump both use 12pt 5/16" heads.
Oil plug is 1 1/16"
Don't forget a test-light, some lengths of wire, crimper and connectors, spare fuses.
Maybe a volt-meter
hi-lift jack, wheel spider.
Spare belts/hoses/clamps.

If it's cold weather, always carry extra gloves, socks and a blanket. ALWAYS, regardless of where you're going.
If you're going wheeling, or it's snowing. Shovel and towstrap.

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Old January 31st, 2005, 08:32 PM
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I'll add J-B Weld or another Marine Type gunk stuff incase you have to limp it somewhere or something important breaks off. Also, last time a frame broke (Not a Rover, but just as ugly) we tied it together with some parachute cord and it held.

Also (And I can't believe I get to say it) Duct Tape!!! I normally wrap about 10 yards around my water bottle and throw it in the truck 'cause you never know when you'll need a drink or need to refill a fluid (Thanks AP).
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Old January 31st, 2005, 09:00 PM
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Duct tape! I never go anywhere w/o one.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 09:09 PM
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Old January 31st, 2005, 09:24 PM
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I have one of those tuffy trunks in the back of my 90. In it I keep my recovery gear (Warn recovery kit minus the heavy length of chain) and some spares:

Complete cooling system hoses
Hose clamps
Thermostat and seal
2 quarts motor oil
1 quart ATF

In my tool kit I carry all the basic tools plus a tape measure, little magnetic retractable arm with mirror attachment for reaching little bits that fall into hard to reach places, US Military grade 100mph tape (green version of duct tape - far superior), spare oil pan plug and copper washer, spare plastic radiator plug, drive shaft nut removal tool, flashlight, WD40, lighter, feeler gauge, and an odd assortment of fasteners and electrical bits. Whole kit fits in one of those kevlar wide mouth duffles and weighs about 30 lbs.

I have a "life hammer" in the door and a couple of fire extinguishers in the front. Cell phone, Advil and AAA card just in case.
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Old January 31st, 2005, 09:50 PM
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Hatchet and a wood saw. where I wheel there is always a fallen tree or branch in the middle of the road.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 01:14 AM
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I just tow a second rover behind me filled with beer. That usually covers it.

Follow-up Post:

On the more serious note, I built my truck with, for the most part, the bag I carry in the back which weighs about 30lbs. In it I have basically the following: 3lb hammer, flashlight, magnet stick thingy, set of metric wrenches 8mm-20mm, abought the same set of english wrenches, one big cressent, one small, pipe wrench, full socket set, 8mm-20mm with 12 point set of 8mm-18mm, couple pliers, couple vise grips, circuit tester, volt meter, various screw drivers, lock tight, some 1/4" sockets, knife, string, duct tape, jb weld, hylomar, right stuff, electrical tape, crimper w/ various connectors, hose clamps, zip ties, rubber gloves, rolling papers and stuff, lighter, butane, butane soldring iron w/ solder, oil pump gasket (long story) and then in addition I carry: water pump, some washers and bolts, distributor cap/rotor/extra plugs, h2o, oil, gear oil, trans oil, jumper cable w/stinger on one end w/welding rods, jumper cables, and all that emergency crap.

If I had to carry just a few items, I would take wrenches and Right Stuff. I would probably take Right Stuff before duct tape. Those that know what I mean, I am sure would agree.

I use this truck for fun, so I don't mind a rather large kit--if anyone wants to assemble one on the cheap, here is the tip: Pawn Shop. Great tools cheap.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 08:06 AM
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I agree with Chris! Right stuff is very important and useful! Now what you really want to bring is $$$$$ or a credit card! You can buy towing, tools, parts, and drinks for those who help get you back going again. And a good idea to bring some food, it sucks if you have to work on your truck on when hungry.
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At the risk of being the village idiot, can someone explain Right Stuff to me. I'd hate to think I'm not keeping "The Right Stuff" in my Defender.

I'd also like to add "a big box of fuses and a few pennies just in case" to my original list.

Oh, and some side cutting pliers.
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Old February 1st, 2005, 02:20 PM
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this is the right stuff, made by permatex

http://www.permatex.com/right_stuff/right_stuff1.asp
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Old February 1st, 2005, 03:01 PM
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I'm a Rover newb and have only one item to contribute. X-Treme Tape. I carry it in my race bag after seeing it used (in combination with a cut up aluminum can and some epoxy) to repair a punctured oil pan at the Ramada Express Rally in December. The driver of the wounded car was able to repair the oil pan, refill it with fluids, limp it to the service area and eventually continue the race.
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 08:33 AM
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I'd have thanked you all earlier, but I've been busy writing all this stuff down!
There's some great ideas here, certainly some I wouldn't have thought of.
I especially liked the 2nd rover full of beer idea.

Thanks again,
Rod
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 08:54 AM
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Rod, I'd also suggest getting your hands on a basic guide for reference. All of the tools are important. But if you don't know either how to use them, what to use them for or how to troubleshoot on your 90. Your going to be in the dark.

Get your hands on a service manual. Also, I'd highly recommend picking up a copy of a book like Off-roader Driving by Tom Sheppard (Link )
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 09:19 AM
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JB Weld and duct tape...Oh and a cell phone.....Oh and if you get stuck in the woods, maybe a Hot Brunette and a tent...lol
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Old February 2nd, 2005, 10:32 AM
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Both great ideas!

David, I thought I had ordered a repair manual from AB. What a pos, rather deceptive, not much application for a NAS d-90. Besides getting bent over $, I got bent over. I know I saw info on this site about good manuals, and cd's -I'll do a search. -Thanks

Randy, How about a hotty who can turn a wrench too?! (dream on)

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