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What do you keep in your Blazer?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by '73 K5, Jul 30, 2001.

  1. '73 K5

    '73 K5 1/2 ton status

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    I just redid the interior of my Blazer and for the first time I feel like I can keep some valuable stuff in there and not worry about it getting stolen. Between the Tuffy console with the lock on it and the alarm I just installed, I feel tons safer. The question is mainly for the daily driver guys I guess. What I plan on doing is preparing a big box full of spare parts that I'll just have in the truck when I go offroad. What I'm trying to do now is figure out what to keep in the truck 24/7. I already gathered up some basic tools, fuses, duct tape, etc. What do you guys never leave home without? TIA

    '73 K5
    Chevy good...Ford bad
     
  2. rocko

    rocko 1/2 ton status

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    Never take my mag light out of my truck.. Come-along, Recovery strap, Hi-lift jack.. chained and locked down,
    And extra fluids.. and a lockable storage box.. which I'm going to bolt down to the rear of the truck.


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  3. Pugsley

    Pugsley 1/2 ton status

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    I usually carry a few light bulbs, some wire and crimp connectors, a roll of Scotch 33, a couple short pieces of heater and fuel hose, spare belts, a fuel filter, a cap/rotor/module, and most recently, I added a rear driveline to my spare parts repertoire[​IMG]

    I also always carry 2 gallons of water, a forest service pulaski axe, an EMS jump bag, a couple blankets, fusees, a strobe light, a change of clothes, and a whole bunch of other stuff!

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  4. RaisedK5

    RaisedK5 1/2 ton status

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    A basic tool set, Jumper cables, a quart or two of oil, a first aid kit to go with the tool set (my truck likes to see me bleed), gloves for after i need the first aid kit, jack, four way lug wrench, some chain, rope, a couple flashlights, im sure theres a few other things that "live" in my truck but those are the most important things that are always in there.

    Leland aka RaisedK5

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  5. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    1: Spare 12b Axle
    2: Spare Hubs
    3: HIGH LIFT JACK!
    4: Hub socket ( Basic tools )
    5: Electric Fuel pump
    6: First aid kit
    7: 2 U joints
    8: Bailing wire
    9: FULL SIZE SPARE!!!
    10: Tow strap
    11: Blanket (Winter time)
    12: Spare wheel bearing
    13: JB weld
    14: alumna seal (radiator stop leak)
    15: Heavy Jacket (winter time)
    16: A GALLON OF WATER
    17: Fan belts
    18: 10w30 Oil
    19: ATF
    20: Jumper cables
    21: 10' Elect. wire

    Thats about all I keep in my K5, any more suggestions?

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  6. denver75k5

    denver75k5 1/2 ton status

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    Oh ya and a roll of TP,,,Cause you never know!~!!!!

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  7. newyorkin

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    Dang, Denver75!!! I'll take a wild stab and say you don't use much garage space?

    I carry this stuff scattered around the cab and in a big ole tub:
    heavy duty chain
    light duty chain
    heavy duty tow cable
    3 or 4 different size/shape hitches
    cross-bar
    work(mud) boots
    a couple sets of work gloves
    300lbs of tools
    matches
    Holy Bible
    digital volt meter
    power invertor
    cordless drill
    a big box of various electrical connectors/wire
    (2) 2-way radios
    Haynes manual
    beef jerky
    CB
    fuses
    work lights
    various cargo straps
    tape measure
    hunting knife
    come-along
    Motor oil, ATF, Power steering fluid, coolant
    and an assortment of empty coffee/big gulp cups.

    I lightened the load this weekend, though. Now I just have beef Jerky and big gulp cups all over the place. Helps take away the appeal of stealing it...

    Ratch
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  8. blazerbum

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    i usually keep some basic tools , tow strap cum-a-long one u joint for front and rear drive lines fix a flat oil tranny fluid water put a tuff box bolted to the back floor of the blazer works pretty good
     
  9. FRIZZLEFRY

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    I carry
    Lots of tools
    Tow strap
    Tie down straps
    Short side D44 axle shaft (need a long one too [​IMG])
    12 bolt axle shaft
    Fuel line
    Heater hose
    A fitting I can use to bypass heater core
    Belts
    Misc. nuts and bolts
    JB Weld
    Fuel tank patch stuff
    Lock tite
    Rope
    Wire and crimp on ends
    U joints
    Snap On u joint press
    Air tools
    CO2 tank
    Full size spare
    Shovel
    3 cell Mag light
    2 5 gal jerry cans of gas
    60" high lift[​IMG]

    The only things that never leave the back of the truck are the HiLift,the spare , the Mag light,and a lug wrench.


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  10. Kyle89K5

    Kyle89K5 1/2 ton status

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    For about a month in there, it was 5 kittens and a momma cat :)

    Currently, a spare tire. Then again, my truck still not driven more than 20' at a time.



    Kyle
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  11. delta9blazer

    delta9blazer 1/2 ton status

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    zippo, proto

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  12. 72blazer4x4

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    duct tape, fixes everything

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  13. solowookie

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    diapers... [​IMG]

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  14. denver75k5

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    those are good things Delta, Just incase huh?

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  15. '73 K5

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    Oh man, hopefully I won't have to worry about having diapers in my Blazer for a long time. lol

    '73 K5
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  16. newyorkin

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    right, I carry those too. Clean and dirty. Dirty's get ejected pretty quick though....

    Ratch
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  17. Jackson 88K5

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    My Bible, Tool's to gain acces to gas tank (through access hole), Bottle jack, spare tire, repair manual, fuel pump, diapers, tissues, diaper wipes, extra shirt, fire extingusher, misc junk.


    If it breaks, upgade it.
     
  18. CaptCrunch

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    Well for us non-daddy and mommy members... I keep a 12 pack of Trojans in my glovebox... cause ya never know...[​IMG]

    Also it will keep you from hauling diapers around.... either new or used LOL.

    -Mikey
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  19. denver75k5

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    LOL!!! Got That Rite!!!!!!

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  20. Wheels

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    Thanks Jackson, I thought that I was the only one here remembering one of the "must carry" items: A fire extenguisher. Insurance to protect your investment (K5) and for that poor old soul who's carb just backfired and now it's aflame. Hi-Lift jack, sockets and breaker bar for lug nuts and an assorted tool kit for emergency repairs. Two metric size sockets 10 and 15 (15 for the brake booster). Most of the tools I carry are from experience and fit the K5, including a pair of vise grips. Had to pinch a broken brake line on my old '68 Bronco to get out of the woods and back to civilization in west Texas one night. Snatch strap, tube of RTV, spare fuses, some 12 ga wire, leather gloves, winter time a good sleeping bag, and always, the .41.
     

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