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Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by nk1794, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. Jan 30, 2018 at 6:25 PM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    Let's see what great tools you have in your garage. I'm a strong believer of using the right tool for the right job so I buy a lot of tools. I think I might need therapy. I bought this one last month but have not used it yet. I'm confident the next brake job is going to be easier than the last one.
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  2. Jan 30, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    All I need.

    If I can’t tape it, I use a small channel lock. If that doesn’t work, a pipe wrench can be used to wrench or a hammer. If all else fails, that is what the lighter is for...burn it.
     
  3. Jan 30, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    :rofl:
     
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  4. Jan 30, 2018 at 8:18 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    OP....this guy isn’t really joking. You should see the McGuyver shit he pulls off when the rest of us are crying and calling mommy
     
  5. Jan 30, 2018 at 8:35 PM
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    BOBONTUESDAY Grocery Getter

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    This is all I carry and ratchet straps. I know how a tool addiction is.
     
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  6. Jan 30, 2018 at 8:44 PM
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    15whtrd Mr. Blonde

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    Damn Bob you really do rack the miles up!
     
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  7. Jan 30, 2018 at 8:50 PM
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    Randy Morton

    Randy Morton Life takes its toll, please have exact change.

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    I don't have a garage, but I do have more tools than an Al Gore lecture. Far too many to post here.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2018 at 9:37 PM
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    landphil

    landphil Support your local Search & Rescue. Get Lost!!

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    I’ve spent more on mechanic’s tools than I did on my Tundra.:eek: Heck, my toolbox alone cost more than my first three vehicles combined.

    That’s for work and at home though. When you earn a living with them it’s easier to justify :D, at least when you don’t have da mad skillz like @ColoradoTJ. :(

    Though I have done some pretty crazy things when on roadside service calls to get a rig moving again.
     
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  9. Jan 30, 2018 at 10:05 PM
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    831Tun heartless Bastrd

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    I've worked with guys like that: Everything's a hammer unless it's chisel,
    Then it's a screwdriver.
     
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  10. Jan 30, 2018 at 10:17 PM
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    Started collecting Craftsman tools in my 20s when they were truly meant to last a lifetime and I have amassed quite a collection - I like to work on projects and you MUST have the right tool for the job, right?
    :smash: :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jan 31, 2018 at 5:51 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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  12. Jan 31, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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  13. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    My garage walls are bare ass naked. :sorry:

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  14. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    You have a lot of buying to do, sir. :)
     
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  15. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    Well......

    The third bay is packed. Not sure I have a picture of the total mess, but I do have a little peak of the engine hoist and welder. :D

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  16. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    jfrd30

    jfrd30 Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out of My Way

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    Holy Crap Ron, looks like the inside of my local hardware store! I really like the fishing poles and the cat bed......very useful!
     
  17. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:34 AM
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    jfrd30 Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out of My Way

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    WTF!!!!!! A Chevy/GMC???????? I think you are the tool sir! LOL
     
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  18. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:36 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    Welding is a great skill to have. I wished I know how.
     
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    Amazing how that happens!
     
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I totally agree.

    My wife was calling me a tool last night as well...something like that.
    :anonymous:
    Weird, that’s twice
     
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    jfrd30 Lead, Follow, or Get the Hell Out of My Way

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    Hahaha
     
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  22. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    YouTube and practice. One of the boilermakers that schooled me said “Chris, the difference between my welds and yours is time and 1000 lbs of rod.”
     
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  23. Jan 31, 2018 at 8:10 AM
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    Since I work planes for a living, my tool box and most of my tools are standard sizes (almost entirely all older Craftsman) which does me little to no good working on my Toyota or needing to fix something on the wife’s car. I threw together a couple of cheap tools that I keep in my truck for minor vehicle maintenance task, as I leave the major and computer stuff to the so called pros. Once I get into some more heavy duty upgrading I will slowly invest in more truck specific tools.

    In the meantime though I did pick up this nice all metric 1/4 drive set on Amazon a few weeks ago, it has most of all the tools for basic repair task and fits nicely in the glovebox.

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  24. Jan 31, 2018 at 8:17 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I would like it on your garage floor so you can fill the buckets with hand tools
     
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    landphil Support your local Search & Rescue. Get Lost!!

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    You remind me of this song:
     
  26. Jan 31, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    AxelsHumanDad I am Groot

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    Good to go!
     
  27. Jan 31, 2018 at 9:48 AM
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    Ha ha. No kidding right? I should have pulled out some bubble gum and dental floss in my tool line up.
     
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    Buying the right tool for the job is still cheaper than having someone else do the work, and then you have a tool for next time.
     
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  29. Jan 31, 2018 at 11:28 AM
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    nk1794

    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    Agreed 100%
     
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    4x4_Angel Perfectly Imperfect Tomboy....TTC #132

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    Definitely makes me feel better about my mileage. ....
     
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