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Old 02-23-2011
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Whats the purpose of this? Just curious.
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as it says in the first post, for other people who have based their rangers on this kind of build to exchange ideas
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No I meant like what is the purpose of you wanting to do this to your truck? Do you travel a lot? Are you planning a big long trip somewhere or just doing it to do it?
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oh, well i do alot of roadside recovery (like pulling people out of ditches/helping with hazardous conditions), as i used to be a volunteer on the local fire dept. in the heavy rescue section. so it helps to have these supplies in the rare event that you come upon an accident or rollover
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Gotcha. Sounds good. Maybe getting a cap for the truck would help store everything better. I used to be a volunteer as well for 6 years then I moved out here to San Diego.
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i'm looking for one to help store some equipment but i really wanna invest in some heavier equipment and a first responders kit. but mainly some better equiptment. i've come upon a few bad wrecks where i was the only one availible and most likely the only one to come by. and the chains and lights were a godsend. and having the straps were a help to stabilize vehicles.
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Its hard to get too much into an accident though by yourself. Because if say someone is really hurt and you try and help they could end up coming back to you for the injury looking for money. I know that doesn't happen all the time but it does so just make sure your not trying to be the fire department by yourself. I think a cap like this would be sweet though. Something I have always wanted.

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Old 02-24-2011
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fully understood. but having the proper equiptment to help until the proper help arrives is a big plus

i was thinking a sporty version of this:
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Can't find the pictures. It was an older tacoma like mid 90's and it was lifted with orange graphics and it had a cap and bedrug with benches on the sides of the bed. I have always wanted that and then have the benches flip up for storage on the inside. I'll keep looking for the pic.
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I went that route with my truck too. I have a tool box with metric and SAE wrenches and sockets, cheater bar, various tools and jumper wires, tree saver and recovery strap, 2 3/8"x15' chains, floor jack and wheel chocks, all fluids and a few different viscosity oils since we have a bunch of diesel equipment, gas line antifreeze, clevis', draw bolts and pins. I keep whatever I think I'll need since we have farm land away from home and I stop for people stuck in the ditch ect. I Have a headache rack with lights and plan on heavy duty bumpers front and back and a front receiver hitch. Most importantly though I keep band-aids and Advil in the truck at ALL times.

I've been meaning to throw a first aid kit in my truck too. I think I'll add a couple rolls of gauze and some medical tape as well. The medical tape can also be used as a tourniquet in an emergency.

In my old truck I found that a milk crate makes a really nice (free/cheap) container to carry extra fluids in. Oils, power steering fluid, antifreeze, etc.. You can run a bungee cord through the side of it and secure it to the inside of the bed at your tie-down point.


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update, recently moved my strobes to my 3rd brake light cargo lights, and to the front fog lights. invested in a few more varity straps, and some more useful clevis's. got a very nice tool box and i'm plannin on investing in a 10 ton come along. also got a 12 ton jack and some new gloves and coat
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here is a recent pic of some of my new equiptment
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