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What do you keep in your toolbox?

Just picked up a toolbox today and was wondering what all yall keep in there,i already have an alon mag mount so i keep the mag in there. Keep in mind im from texas and im 2wd. Thanks.
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a jack, tow straps, a few towels a mechanics tool kit, and a lug wrench... maybe a blanket and a few changes of cloths in case
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What i did to help keep it organized as well is I put milk crates in there. I have a bunch of motor oil, tranny oil, tool bag, wood splitting axe, normal axe, tow straps/chains. come-along, and jumper cables.
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Socket set, rachet straps, zip ties, Hi-lift jack, stock jack, roadside kit, screw drivers, tow strap, spot light, etc...
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also water
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Jumper cables, box of shop towels, hand cleaner, tool set, tow strap, hand saw for pesky trees in my way, ratchet straps, tire psi gauge, knife, bungee cords.
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A backpack full of first aid supplies. Usual tools, jumper cables, etc....
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I really need to get a tool box cause my cab is so crowded its not even funny
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a big pelican case with - emergancy flasher , warning triangles first aid kit and 12V air compressor.. kevlar and coveralls for work, cordless vacume and cleaning supplies. at least 1 extra carton of cigs at all times. screwdrivers and assorted tools, bungi cords and reatchet straps and spotlight. and randoms nuts bolts washers cotter pins.
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tow strap....top of my air box....tackle box and fishing poles...wire...tool set...spotlight...nuts bolts...u joints...oil....tranny fluid...
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Dead hooker.....lol jk jk
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Dead hooker.....lol jk jk
Well thats a given but i keep mine under the toolbox so it doest stink as bad.
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150 piece tool set, a can of fix a flat, recovery strap, tire gauge.
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All my tools, 2 380c compressors, 2 3gal air tanks, 25ft air hose, extra fluids (trans, gear oil, brake, WD40), extra lug nuts, locks, tow strap under the box.
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well lets see...craftsman 200 piece tool kit, 2 20ft tow ropes, 2 30ft chains, come-a-long, screwdrivers, flash lights, pliers, jumper cables, first aid, wd-40, carb cleaner, pb blaster, fix-a-flat, tire gauge, oil, jb weld, super glue, rtv silicone, machete, tree saw, pry bar/hammer, volt meter, test light, safety glasses, 6 tie downs, 20ft of tie strap, mini socket set, electrical and duct tape, and probably more but i cant think..lol
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My Fire Extinguisher stays behind the passenger seat easily accessible. I've seen people put them in their toolbox and thats just stupid.

wellll so far I have
-Misc pliers and screw drivers
-REAL jumper cables, not those junky *** ones people *think* will jump a car
-Stater fluid (blown beads wheelin)
-Fast Orange
-Powertank tire patch/plug kit
-Chain
-Rope
-RC car and accessories
-Ax
-Shovel
-**** tickets (toilet paper)
-About a half a roll of blue shop towels
-Disc golf discs
-Snap-On Magnetic koozie
-Work gloves
-High visibilty vest (christmas present)
-Road Flares (more commonly used by me to start camp fires)
-Locking and non locking trailer hitch pins
-Trailer hitch
-Insulated coveralls
-Non-Insulated coveralls
-Trash bags
-The bag i kept in the ranger with some picks, snap ring pliers, d-shackle, tire pressure gauge/air down tool. duct tape, camping/para cord (thin rope) a couple relays, a lock, some rubber gloves, a koozie, red rags, more duct tape and some carabiners
-Small ratchet straps/bungee cords
-A 1/4ish box of the Dura Flok nitrile gloves (BEST DAMN NITRILE GLOVES EVER!)
-3lb sledge
-4 way
-New roll of Gorilla tape
-Big assortment pack of mini-fuses
-Old serpentine belt and AC belt for spares -- need tools to put them on.

..... and there's still a ton of room.


I would like to put a 12v source in it, and add a light or 2. That'll probably be my project for the weekend.

Debating putting in 9mm and 12ga ammo, and part of me wants to make a mount for my shotty

I need
-Recovery strap
-Cheap(ish) set of tools, probably off brand Matco or something.
-Lawn chair
-Lighter fluid
-BOLT CUTTERS
-Bug spray
-Army surplus sleeping bag.

I *shouldn't* need engine oil or tranny fluid.

And I need to get another .50cal ammo can to keep aerosols and liquids in..



Anddd inside my truck I have a dufffle bag with a power 300w power inverter, charger for my Streamlight, case for my pistol with a few more hollow points, cd case, spare junk shirt to work in, dust goggles, tylenol, aleve, hydrocodie, deoderant, long johns, warm socks, mechanic gloves and some safety glasses.






damn. WHERE the f*ck did all that **** come from......
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Skill saw, sawzall, corded drill, flat bar, crow bar, some sanding pads, some saw blades, a box with a ton of drill bits, another box with a bunch of straps, a tote with a bunch of finish stuff (such as putty, finish nails, blue tape, etc.) 2 extra hammers, tool belt with a hammer, tape measure, pencil, square, knife, chisel, chalk box, some nails, possibly a couple of screws.

And that's just what is in there right now. I have a ton of other crap that goes in there (I've been at one job for long enough to leave my stuff there), and even more crap in the cab that I don't want to list, lol.
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So no one keeps a flashlight in their toolboox?
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So no one keeps a flashlight in their toolboox?
No need. I have one on my phone.
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I have lights in my toolbox wired to a button. No need for a flashlight. lol
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I need to get another flashlight, when I remember to I bring my stream light home from work but otherwise I don't have one... I'm gonna buy another one to keep in the truck, its rather useless and pretty inconvenient in the tool box, a lot like afire extinguisher.

I should put a saw in my box too, I want bolt cutters might as well get a saw. ha
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Wired in compressor and tank, tire chains, toolbox with tools, rain gear, tow strap, and a bunch of other crap I dont need lol.
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Oh yea, I have a poncho..

Tre, do you have pics of the lights? or where did you get them? I want something bring and relatively cheap, but still small.

A friend of mine in Wyoming mounted marine speakers into the lid of his box, if I didn't score such a nice one i might have considered it.
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for now the space behind my jump seats holds the majority of my crap. 2door Ext. cab..

Good set of jumpers, a tire iron a real bottle jack, one quart of oil.. thats one side..

the other holds my gloves, blue shop towels, a can of break free, an old serp. belt..

my 150 peice craftman tool box sits on the floor right behind the drivers seat( really dosn't take up any room its only 5" tall and the same width as the seat)..

I wouldn't mind hard wiring the charger to my streamlight into the truck, but its already set up for the cig lighter and I like using it in the work truck @ the partime job..

Those streamlights are the poo! when you have 140 lumens at hand.. esp. checking the tail section of a 747 in pitch black snowing weather..

yeah I need a box,, but not untill I get a topper.
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I love my Streamlight, I have the Stinger LED. Actually its my second one, i accidentally left my first one wedged in the bumper of a car, so either the guy stole it or its laying on the side of the highway.

I have 3 chargers, I'll probably hard wire my DC charger in the truck this weekend too..


A topper was way out of my price range haha
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