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Tool advice needed for junkyard trip UPDATE

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, May 22, 2003.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

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    So you want to go score some Ford 3.8 electric fans?

    Here was my packing list.......
    1 Craftsman socket set in a small tote bag, maybe three pounds of good old American steel.

    1 pair of crimper/wire cutters

    1 pair of pliers

    1 small head flat screwdriver

    What did I need? One 7/16th socket since one fan was laying on the hood and the other was only held on by one bolt.

    The screwdriver was used by some poor soul trying to get a taillight for a 'Stang II and the 10mm was borrowed by some guy that was standing in the engine compartment to loosen up a rocker so he could pull the pushrod out. Yet another Ford.............. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. ChevyCaGal

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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    PB Blaster.... some sort of breaker bar, even a shorter one since space might be an issue would be cool for leverage if those bolts are rusted in real tight... oh, and gloves. If it's later on in the day, heck even by noon, stuff will be hot sitting out in this heat/sun...
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    Crescent might not be a bad idea to hold the nuts. And something to put in your mouth to muffle the expletives when ya bust your knuckles. /forums/images/graemlins/ignore.gif
     
  4. HarryH3

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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    I just take a bunch of tools with me, 'cause I know that I'll find something else I want while I'm there. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif Instead of lugging around a heavy tool box though, I take along a 2-wheel hand cart and strap the tool box to it. Not only does that make it easy to lug around all my tools, but I can also tote parts out of the yard with it. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    Vice grips....don't use em much ... but when you need em you need em /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    I take it your Junkyard doesnt let you take a Quad out there when you scout for parts. My buddy and have done that a couple times. Quad and a lil trailer works nice for larger parts scouting and retreiving.
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    tools in a heavy duty back pack..makes it easy. can also carry water and some snacks in there.
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    a BFH, that will get you by, some mechanix gloves work wonders, as mentioned. all differnt sized sockets, a cheap breaker bar is a lead pipe, and it is adjustable in length, and a little tip for that is wrap it in duct tape or electrical tape, keeps it comfortable to work with, and use a differnt color tape to be differnt. /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    Bubba,,, Once you get there you will know what you should have brought with you... And you won't have it... That's why I always bring everything.... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    WHATS THE DEAL WITH THE FRESNO COUNTY RESIDENTS? /forums/images/graemlins/usaflag.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gif PHIL
     
  11. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

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    WHATS THE DEAL WITH THE FRESNO COUNTY RESIDENTS?

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    Cause I'm taking the day off and getting paid for it. By the way, y'all pay my salary /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  12. Seventy4Blazer

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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    tarus fan....
    a flat head screw driver.

    that should be it. well dont quote me, thats just a known fact for a single speed fan. as for the 2 speed, i dunno.
    i have a craftsman 69 tool tol kit that i use. all i have to do is throw a few pliers and little crap in the other side of the box and go for just about any job.
    and a hammer. ALWAYS need a hammer.
    Grant
     
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    Re: Tool advice needed for junkyard trip

    well all the bolts on my f-150 are either 1/2" or 5/8"
    hope that helps.
    If all else fails just tkae a big pry bar and a big sledge hammer /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  14. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Update up top.
     

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