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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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    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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    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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    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 I tried being reasonable, but I didn't like it.

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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 Whuuuugh. Don't moose with me.

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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

    831Tun IMA 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 4:57 AM
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  12. Jan 31, 2018 at 5:15 AM
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    I have collected so much crap over the years that my once spacious "L" shaped workbench is now approximately 2' wide by 3' long. I've got to get it back in shape.....
     
  13. Jan 31, 2018 at 5:51 AM
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I take donations
     
  14. Jan 31, 2018 at 5:56 AM
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  15. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:25 AM
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    My garage walls are bare ass naked. :sorry:

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  16. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:27 AM
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    nk1794 [OP] Always torque to spec

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    You have a lot of buying to do, sir. :)
     
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  17. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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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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  18. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:33 AM
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    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!
     
  19. 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
     
  20. 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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  22. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:46 AM
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    ColoradoTJ Professional Cat Herding Expert Staff Member

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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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  24. Jan 31, 2018 at 6:51 AM
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    ColoradoTJ Professional Cat Herding Expert Staff Member

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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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    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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    Cool! Where would you like about 30 gallons of latex paint from the 1980's delivered? LOL!
     
  27. 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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  28. Jan 31, 2018 at 8:19 AM
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    Yes, Sir. It would seem that when my wife can't find a place for something, it goes on or around the work bench. I'm just as bad.
     
  29. Jan 31, 2018 at 8:29 AM
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    Those particular fishing poles belonged to my Dad, who passed away in 2009. Can't bring myself to get rid of 'em. Some of the best memories I have of him centered around his favorite "honey hole" where we fished often.
     
  30. Jan 31, 2018 at 9:06 AM
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    landphil Whuuuugh. Don't moose with me.

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