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What is in your vans tool box?

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I would like to see what is in your Astro/ Safari Van's tool box!

I guess I'm a little nosey.

No really, I am hoping to help fellow new owners with a list of "must have tools"
It would be a great addition to the thread about emergency repairs on the go.

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Seriously, I don't think that is going to help the inner city owners.
sounds like a personal problem, lol.. I keep a collapsible fishing rod and a small box with hooks and lures in mine too!
aside from that, i travel with a ton of tools since I work out of it, and commute between Dallas and Houston ( about a 250 mile trip one way)
numerous needle nose of different shapes/sizes, deep and shallow metric sockets in 1/4" and 3/8" drive. a snap on 3/8" impact, an Ingersoll 1/2" impact,snap on 3/8" air ratchet, ingersoll 1/4" air ratchet,pneumatic hog ring pliers, a 30 gallon air compressor, 18" 1/2" drive breaker bar, ratchets, torx bits and sockets, hex bits,cordless drill/driver and accessories,etc etc etc................ pretty much a full tool box minus a lot of wrenches, 3 coolers,(one for dry goods, one for cold drinks and refrigerated food,and a small one to carry around, a small microwave,a mini gas grill,small floor jack.......getting the picture?
as I see it, the fishing rod is a SURVIVAL tool,if you managed to get lost and stranded, you have a means to get food, providing there's some water around.I have MRE's stashed in mine as well,knives,a recurve any given time there may be a .30/06 or a 12 GA shotgun in there as well
The picture i get is that your van is a toolbox ! paint it red and put a snapon logo on its side.
lol, I commute every week to our shop here in Dallas,I have to carry what I need to disassemble, and install interiors, and to install sunroofs and electronics in pretty much all makes and models, plus what I need if something arises mechanically.Truthfully, it's more of a rolling junk drawer, lol.... aside from tools and such, there's a spare cap and rotor, spare high and low beam headlights, a spare cam position sensor I just tossed in the console when I rebuilt the distributor, I have a permanently mounted 750 watt inverter in the back.First aid box and a quart of Lucas injector cleaner under the drivers seat, I keep the laptop under the passenger seat.It was originally a 3 row passenger, I scrapped the rear interior panels because they waste so much room, almost a foot on each side in the rear, and run with just the front buckets and middle bench. All that and I still have one 15" sub back there in a box as well.. Anyway, as I've said before, she's irreplaceable!! :D
Have a stellar vanner day oh yeah my Girlfriend says thank you to YOU guys with out you (forum)I would never go to bed,
stay up researching and fall asleep on couch (NOT recommended) :) and never shut up about the van.
admitting you're an addict is the first step to recovery.......we're all in denial !! :mrgreen:
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