How do you carry tools and spares?

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I know we've got the tools/shop talk thread but figured this deserves its own thread since it's a fairly specific topic.

I need to find a better way to carry mine (3rd gen 4Runner). Right now I've got a big flip top home depot tote with a wrench roll, breaker bar, spare SPC balljoints, belts, and a tool bag with some pliers, adj wrench, hammer and a 35mm socket with some LBJ bolts stuffed in it. I've got an old generic hand tool set strapped to the top of that with a bungee cord. All my recovery crap is stuffed in a big HF tool bag next to it.

When I go four wheeling, I've got all that crap, plus a hi lift, spare tire, spare CV, cooler, etc. crammed in there too. It takes up a ton of room, it's not well secured, and I figure There's Got To Be A Better Way! (tm).

How do y'all pack all that shit in the back of your trucks?
 

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2x middle sized pelican cases for tools and spares and 1x smaller pelican for recovery. Everything snaps in with EO2 rails so it's modular and secure. Smaller cases allow even a weakling like blender to carry them around or unload the bed for other cargo. Cooler can also snap in to the eo2 if needed. Simple Y strap on the tire. Floor jack on a skid with mounting plate in the backseat.

Spare CV is the only thing unsecure since it's so long. Have a plan to add split ring clamps on the 80/20 to fully secure the axle.


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I've got small cases and I carry way too many tools, but I also dedicated a rear seat foot well for everything. Helps it's just me and my son on trips too so I've got space to throw all my gear and spares. Eventually I'm gonna pick up some Plano cases to bolt to the roof rack. Then I'll throw spare parts and tools into those. If I'm fully loaded for a trip I have to pull shit out to get to the tools and it's kind of a pain in the ass sometimes.
 
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I carry a lot of shit.. Maybe to much. Majority of my tools and spare parts stay in a box I made and bolted to the bed. I keep some spare birfields in the rear cubbies along with like emergency clothing and jackets. I keep spare fluids in the extra cab door panels. I bolted a dewalt box behind the passenger seat with axle rebuild kits and other sensitive parts. The box in the bed has all my tools, a bottle jack, misc nuts and bolts bin, strap, shackles, a spare knuckle and spindle, belts and more fluids. Box is well over 100 pounds loaded full. I also have a spare front leaf spring that sits between the spare and bed. Currently I have a high lift jack but going to be switching to a floor jack here soon. I essentially have enough spare parts to rebuild the front axle twice and replace any bolt that breaks on the truck.. I may redo the box and make 2 smaller ones that go on each side of the tire and make a cooler mount.

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I need more of this thread. I carry shit in small size action packers and they work on but not great. Plus they’re overfilled. I need more storage ideas.

I've got a small case full of impact sockets and extensions, a small case with ratcheting box end wrenches, plus the standard use 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21/22 box wrenches. A case of random nuts, bolts, and electrical connectors along with line wrenches, a socket kit, and a tool bag with tie rods, tie rod pullers, pliers of all shapes and sizes, screwdrivers of all shapes and sizes, and misc other shit. I've got both standard and metric because we all know nothing is the same on beat/built rig and in case I run across someone that needs help. The absolute most important thing in the tool bag is my spool of bailing wire. That shit fixes anything duct tape can't.
 
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I've got a small case full of impact sockets and extensions, a small case with ratcheting box end wrenches, plus the standard use 12, 14, 17, 19, and 21/22 box wrenches. A case of random nuts, bolts, and electrical connectors along with line wrenches, a socket kit, and a tool bag with tie rods, tie rod pullers, pliers of all shapes and sizes, screwdrivers of all shapes and sizes, and misc other shit. I've got both standard and metric because we all know nothing is the same on beat/built rig and in case I run across someone that needs help. The absolute most important thing in the tool bag is my spool of bailing wire. That shit fixes anything duct tape can't.

we used mechanics wire to strap up my exhaust Today. Dude was so happy to use it.
 

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2x middle sized pelican cases for tools and spares and 1x smaller pelican for recovery. Everything snaps in with EO2 rails so it's modular and secure. Smaller cases allow even a weakling like blender to carry them around or unload the bed for other cargo. Cooler can also snap in to the eo2 if needed. Simple Y strap on the tire. Floor jack on a skid with mounting plate in the backseat.

Spare CV is the only thing unsecure since it's so long. Have a plan to add split ring clamps on the 80/20 to fully secure the axle.


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You’ve inspired me!
 

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Shitty old pic but here is the hi-lift mount I made, and the box I use for spare parts and tools. It’s a Husky box that has wheels. It pretty much stays in the 4runner at all times. Everything is always strapped down on day trips, but on overnighters, the sleeping gear and clothes backs are usually just tossed in the back since they can’t hurt anyone if they fly forward.

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