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Old 02-08-2010, 11:34 AM   #1
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Default You Could Win - Let's See Your Roadside Repair Kits!



Our long-term partners and pals at Strictlytoolboxes.com wanted to do something a little special for the community here at GarageJournal.com. On top of that, they’ve been wanting to promote their super bitchin’ Montezuma portable tool box as well… An idea was born and you fellas are the beneficiaries. Here’s the deal:

There is nothing more valuable than a really well stocked and thought out roadside repair kit when you get to needing one. Maybe you’ve lost a wheel bearing or maybe your damned ole carb is acting up again – pop out the kit and get to work, roadside. That’s where Strictlytoolboxes.com’s Montezuma portable comes in. It pretty much rules at storing and protecting your roadside repair kit. We should all have one…

Now is your chance to get your very own – FOR FREE! The rules are simple. Post a detailed description and images of your present roadside repair kit and let us know all about the special tools and tricks you carry with you in case of an emergency. Next week, we will review all of the entries, pick our favorite ten, and then you guys will have a week to vote for your favorite. The winner gets a Montezuma Portable on the house.

How bout that?

Post your entries as a reply to this thread. GOOD LUCK!

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Old 02-08-2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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Thanks for the chance! That is a slick little toolbox.

I'll get pics when I get home tonight. Also, I hope this counts! This is my trailside repair kit for my offroad Jeep, all in a 35x12x18 aluminum toolbox mounted in the back. I used several plastic storage containers to help keep stuff organized.
  • Wrenches (standard/metric crescent, adjustable)
  • Sockets (standard/metric 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 and deep-well impact)
  • Air impact (the Jeep has on-board air and a 2.5 gallon tank)
  • Screwdrivers (assorted lengths and sizes)
  • Pliers, lockjaws, and side cutters
  • Hammer
  • hacksaw
  • nut drivers and allen wrenches
  • tire plug kit, pressure gauge, airline/chuck
  • lug wrench (4-way and collapsible)
  • Fluids (oil, power steering, gear oil, water, ether, and WD-40)
  • electrical tape and a spool of wire
  • baling wire, duct tape, and zip ties
  • spare parts (u-joints, bulbs, belts, fuel line, air line)
  • jumper cables

Here is most of it:


Tucked away in the box:


This is in additional to any recovery gear (straps, chains, d-rings, etc...). I have fixed u-joints, hubs, wiring, fuel and transmission lines, exhaust (baling wire), countless flat tires, and all kinds of random stuff.

To make this more ROADSIDE related, most tools do get tossed in the truck when we go on vacation. I could most certainly use a better storage system! Right now, it is one of these:


I suppose I have used this stuff on the road: patched trailer tires, patched exhaust (band-clamped a coke can over a small hole), repaired trailer lights, and wired a CB radio. This toolbox would easily hold the tools I'd like to keep in the truck.

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Old 02-08-2010, 12:53 PM   #3
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Default Re: You Could Win - Let's See Your Roadside Repair Kits!

Here is my entry.



















There is a 9 volt battery inside of the ball of plastic shrink wrap. It is stored in a seperate drawer than the steel wool. The ultimate fire-starter.



Edited to Add: I don't really want to enter this contest. I think it is great that strictly toolboxes is giving this box away. I know that there are people on here that could use something like this a lot more than me.

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Old 02-08-2010, 01:24 PM   #4
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That would be a nice set up to have. I dont have enough extra tools to keep an extra set in what ever ride Im road tripping in.

Here is what I use in case of emergency...knock on wood...so far I havent had to use it in that capacity yet. =)
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Old 02-08-2010, 02:56 PM   #5
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Heres mine!!



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Old 02-08-2010, 04:02 PM   #6
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Old 02-08-2010, 04:58 PM   #7
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Ok, here's my entry. It consists of a selection of tools in an old Griot's Garage tool roll stored behind my passenger front seat.

In the three pictures below the kit is laid out for your viewing, tools stowed for rolling, and then rolled.

My in car kit consists of from left to right:
Craftsman 1/2 drive flex head ratchet
1/2 F x 3/8 M adapter
19mm deep impact socket
Test light
Spark tester
Zip Ties
Battery terminal cleaner
Pry bar
Magnetic pick up tool
Battery terminal puller
large vise grips
Hammer
Assorted screwdrivers
Small vise grips
Cobra pliers
Diagonal cutters
Slip Joint pliers
8-22mm combination wrenches
3/8 drive flexhead ratchet
Plug socket w/ extension
3/8 drive ratchet
1/4 extensions
1/4 ratchet
1/4 drive sockets (SAE and MM)
3/8 drive sockets 7-22mm

Not pictured:
gloves, Gerber multitool, first aid kit, flashlight, 100mph tape, cell phone, AAA member card and three wire hangars.

The tool roll was probably the best thing I ever bought from Griot's Garage. I got it like 10 years ago. Unfortunately, they don't sell them any more.
I've used the contents of this kit to help other people more than a few times. The spark tester has been handy for a quick crank no start diag. I've contemplated adding a small fuel pressure gauge but, that would be overkill. It's impossible to pack for every possible contingency but, my kit is a start. I think a AAA membership with lots of tow miles and a cell phone are probably the best components in a roadside kit.
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:25 PM   #8
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Here's my car kit. I like that it is extremely tiny, which is really great on trips where luggage is involved. Luckily all my cars are really old and only have SAE fasteners which saves me a lot of room. The only thing I hate about using the canvas military bag is practically having to dump all of it out to locate a specific item.





In no particular order here are its contents:
  • Double open end wrenches
    -3/8x7/16
    -1/2x9/16
    -19/32x11/16
    -5/8x3/4
  • Combination spline end wrenches
    -5/16-11/16
  • Drum brake tool
  • Battery cleaning tool
  • Crescent wrenches
    -4 inch, 8 inch, 10 inch
  • Channel locks (2)
  • Slip joint pliers
    -Regular, angled
  • Side dikes
  • Needle nose pliers
  • Lineman’s pliers
  • Multi-meter
  • Claw Hammer
  • Wire Stripper
  • Various sized Zip Ties
  • Tape Measure
  • Taper gauge coin
  • Magnetic pickup tool (maybe the most used thing in here)
  • 4-prong pickup tool
  • Digital tire pressure gauge
  • Gasket Maker
  • Super glue
  • Razor blades
  • Pocket allen wrench tool
  • Various sized hose clamps
  • Vise grips
  • Hack saw blade
  • Ratchets
    -¼” Drive, 3/8” Drive, ½” Drive
  • Extensions
    -2”-1/4” Drive
    -2”,6”-3/8” Drive
    -10”-1/2” Drive
  • Socket sets
    -½” Drive-7/16-1”
    -3/8” Drive-3/8”-7/8”
    -3/8” Drive-3/8-7/8” Deep
    -¼” Drive-5/32”-1/2”
  • Socket adapters
  • Spark plug sockets
  • Various phillips and slotted screwdrivers (13)
  • Gloves
  • Flashlight
  • Electrical tape
  • Pipe tape
  • Gaff tape (I prefer this to duct tape because it comes off easier when you don’t need it anymore)
  • Gloves
  • Not Pictured
    -Various butt splices and connectors
    -Small prybar
    -WD40
    -Rags, lots of rags
    -Various length and gauge scrap wire
    -Little notepad and pencil
    I would like to find a torque wrench that is small enough to live in the bag but have not yet.

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Old 02-08-2010, 06:30 PM   #9
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good trick; never thought of using a carabiner for wrench control
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Old 02-08-2010, 06:59 PM   #10
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Chadster,
What is the set to the right of the 1/4 drive SAE/ Metric set.
It looks like it has a lot of hex drives.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:04 PM   #11
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Here's mine.



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Old 02-08-2010, 07:07 PM   #12
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for the win, this is my roadside breakdown kit




I don't have the first clue how to resize that but when I'm working, thats what I drive (and if I'm not working, one just like it is a phone call away)
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:36 PM   #13
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Here is my entry..........
Governement Issue Mil Spec General Mechanic's Tool Kit
SK and Crescent Tools USA all the way.

Has:
Sockets in both metric and S.A.E. sizes 1/2", 3/8" and 1/4"

Ratchets 1/2", 3/8" and 1/4"

Extensions 1/2", 3/8" and 1/4"

Combination wrenches SAE and metric

Flat tip and cross-tip screwdrivers

Hammer

Flashlight

Hole/thread/thickness gauges

Drive punches

Cold chisels

Pliers

Hand Saw

Pry Bar

Multimeter

Goggles

Allen Keys

Glock 27


It is crushproof
Waterproff
Pressure proof

All ready to go! I use it at the Pick n Pull and its perfect. Nothing More Nothing Less

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Old 02-08-2010, 07:37 PM   #14
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I wish I had a roadside repair kit. Currently keep all of my tools for work scattered on my bench. I'm looking for a decent box to keep my goodies in (keep your minds out of that gutter, guys).
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:39 PM   #15
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Stanley tool kit(all USA made tools but the crescent wrench) and Victorinox Spirit multitool.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:55 PM   #16
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #17
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Chadster,
What is the set to the right of the 1/4 drive SAE/ Metric set.
It looks like it has a lot of hex drives.
Thanks
It is a Genius SB-276MS. It has hex, torx, phillips, flat, adaptors for 1/4 drive, etc. It is a very versatile kit. I am surprised I do not sell more of them.
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:55 PM   #18
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i will pass on this also as i have four montezuma boxes. i have 2 smaller boxes like the one being given away. they get moved to various peices of equipment as needed. i have a larger one mounted on my truck that serves as my mobile shop. i also have one of the new crossovers on a permanent loan from vince koehn, the owner of montezuma. i have dealt with montezuma in the past and they are a standup company with great products. whoever wins this is realy going to like it. they hold everthing and it stays put. this pic is of my crossover and my avatar is a pic of one of my smaller boxes like the one given away. good luck guys.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:25 PM   #19
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mine. holds a lot more than tools including a camp stove and chair



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work table



feel like taking a nap


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I say Micheal's is the real one!
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