2300 mile road trip next week :) --- recommendations on tools / spares? (1 Viewer)

Ophir

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Hey friends,

My son and I are embarking on a 2400 mile road trip next week to bring @slacker24-7 and subsequently @LoRide's '85 up from Arkansas to Seattle...yes this is the reason for the experimentation with the hand throttle ;). She'll be getting a once over from the mechanic prior to starting the journey and getting fluids, fuel filter, valve adjustment, and general once over.

I would appreciate any advice/suggestions from the collective regarding tools/spares I should bring.

Thoughts so far -

Tools --
1/4" Metric socket set with extensions
Wrenches - 10,12,14,17,21
Duct tape
Electrical tape
Spool of wire / crimper
Flathead/philips screwdrivers
Headlamp

Spares --
Hoses / clamps
Belts



Thanks!

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We did a similar trip last year from Atlanta to Seattle (Bow). I hit the first Harbor Freight I could find and bought some cheap disposable tools. Get some spare fuses- needed those after a bad rainstorm in Omaha. Don't ask.... Check your brakes before you go. Make sure the jack is there. And absolutely yes on the AAA.
 

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Make sure your spare tire is good. Bring a roll of gorilla tape and enough tools to do a roadside repair. AAA for anything greater. Coolant hose failure or belt failure is most likely problem. Spare coolant and extra belts.
 
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I'd go 3/8" drive. And have spare belts for that long a trip.



Hey friends,

My son and I are embarking on a 2400 mile road trip next week to bring @slacker24-7 and subsequently @LoRide's '85 up from Arkansas to Seattle...yes this is the reason for the experimentation with the hand throttle ;). She'll be getting a once over from the mechanic prior to starting the journey and getting fluids, fuel filter, valve adjustment, and general once over.

I would appreciate any advice/suggestions from the collective regarding tools/spares I should bring.

Thoughts so far -

Tools --
1/4" Metric socket set with extensions
Wrenches - 10,12,14,17,21
Duct tape
Electrical tape
Spool of wire / crimper
Flathead/philips screwdrivers
Headlamp

Spares --
Hoses / clamps
Belts



Thanks!

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Bring the tools needed to check/retorque the manifolds. Day after day of driving will put the hurt on manifold gaskets and bolts, and the ability to torque them if they start leaking is nice. I speak from experience!
 

HemiAlex

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I would pack an alternator. Most parts stores will not carry the correct clocking of a 10 o'clock unit.

Chances are, its been replaced by a normal rebuilder quality unit. I had a 1 year old one go bad on my last trip and I bought a spare that wasn't the right clocking.
 
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Wow. It is a paradox. What do I risk financially to my treasured 60...verses the cost to get the vehicle transported from Arkansas? And AAA ain't cheap! Carried it for years until I shifted to having my insurance company's roadside assistance coverage (USAA). I have to bow to all you guys who use these vehicles as daily drivers, much less undertake such a trip.

I love the idea of the road trip with your son, though. Best wishes for a safe trip.
 
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I usually overkill the spares and tools. but aside from what you have maybe a big hammer , C- clamp, gasket maker, lock tight, a breaker bar, volt meter, and a lipo jump pack
Aside from what was mentioned already for spares, I would also take a spare oil filter, thermostat, fan belts, fluids, I have a spare smog pump and alternator ( i would take it on a long overlanding/ off the grid trip but not something that everyone else might take) . Also don't forget a tow strap.
 
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agree with the tip - AAA.

you're spot on with your tool list.
rags/shop towels
gloves
tarp to lay on (just in case)


and then this...i've road tripped across wyoming many times...since you're in the area - I highly recommend Ten Sleep Brewing
ten sleep canyon is gorgeous - the brewery is pretty festive, they provide 2 dollar showers for the rock climbing community that lives there all summer long. Beer is good too!

also - good to know that if you're in need of service that you can't handle from the road - there's a Toyota dealer in Lander Wyoming:
Fremont Toyota - Lander . WY: Fremont Toyota Lander.

I had some work done on my Tacoma while I was in Wyoming for a month. they were fair.

Lander is not a bad place to be stuck if you had to be stuck...there's a city park that lets you camp free for 3 days - all they ask is that you move your tent every 3rd day so they can mow and water the grass. its full of rock climbers as well - great community of eclectic folks and a nice stream running through the park to let the dog run around/swim. if you had to limp into some random town - Lander would be a good one.

lastly - since you're in Wyoming you might as well pass through Tetons! (and maybe yellowstone??)

doesn't change your total mileage much.

i've spent a TON of time in Wyoming - PM me - I could give you pin drops for places you can camp for free - and also some great bars/restaurants in town too.
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super jealous of your trip!! keep us posted along your adventure.
 

Ophir

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agree with the tip - AAA.

you're spot on with your tool list.
rags/shop towels
gloves
tarp to lay on (just in case)


and then this...i've road tripped across wyoming many times...since you're in the area - I highly recommend Ten Sleep Brewing
ten sleep canyon is gorgeous - the brewery is pretty festive, they provide 2 dollar showers for the rock climbing community that lives there all summer long. Beer is good too!

also - good to know that if you're in need of service that you can't handle from the road - there's a Toyota dealer in Lander Wyoming:
Fremont Toyota - Lander . WY: Fremont Toyota Lander.

I had some work done on my Tacoma while I was in Wyoming for a month. they were fair.

Lander is not a bad place to be stuck if you had to be stuck...there's a city park that lets you camp free for 3 days - all they ask is that you move your tent every 3rd day so they can mow and water the grass. its full of rock climbers as well - great community of eclectic folks and a nice stream running through the park to let the dog run around/swim. if you had to limp into some random town - Lander would be a good one.

lastly - since you're in Wyoming you might as well pass through Tetons! (and maybe yellowstone??)

doesn't change your total mileage much.

i've spent a TON of time in Wyoming - PM me - I could give you pin drops for places you can camp for free - and also some great bars/restaurants in town too.
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super jealous of your trip!! keep us posted along your adventure.

Will do! thank you. :)

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Most of my kit is already built and ready to go.

Tools --
1/4" and 3/8 Metric socket set with extensions and ratchet (for 1/4 you can use an adapter from 3/8-1/4)
Breaker bar (or extended ratchet)
Wrenches - 10,12,14,17,21 (make sure you do not have any odd nuts)
Adjustable wrench (while most hate this, I find they work well when used right and in a pinch)
Pry bar (short)
Duct tape
Electrical tape
Spool of wire / wire stripper, side cutters, crimper / Electrical kit with ends, fuses
Hammer
Small drift or punch
Various Vice grips and pliers
Flathead/Philips screwdrivers (large and small lengths)
Headlamp (also get a good magnetic LED lamp as well)
Everything to change a tire and make sure it all is in working order
Good jumper cables
A sharp knife (utility, or otherwise)

Other
Rags or 2 rolls of shop towels
Bailing wire or stainless wire (in case you need to hold something in place)
Tie Wraps (Metal, plastic whatever)

Spares --
Hoses / clamps
Belts
Fuel filter (x2)
Vacuum line (small roll)
Plugs
Dist cap/ rotor
Fuel pump

Fluids
WD40
Kroll or PB blaster type of break oil
Engine oil
Gear oil
PS fluid
Brake Fluid
Coolant (50/50 mix)
Gasket maker
Crazy glue (works great to stop bleeding)

Extras I bring (I am going on a 4K trip this summer so I carry a few extras)
1/2" sockets with ratchet (common size)
Hub socket and rear axle socket (I have a FF)
Extra fuel
Washer fluid (hate running out)
Extra bulbs (front, rear external and head lights)
Tire repair kit
Extra engine, gear and other oils
Manual (paperback)
First aid kit
Tarp
 
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