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Old 12-19-2012, 09:26 PM
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Wow u guys talk like u would be stranded in the middle of nowhere or something lol.... Like a town that no one lives in

But I do have a craftsman trifold mechanic tool set in my tool box. Gosh I wish I have the extended cab ranger.... Maybe I will pack mo stuff
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:28 PM
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In the bed toolbox I have a craftsmen tool box set with all the ratchets and sockets I could possibly need, allen wrenches, different screwdrivers, ect. I also have all my electrical tools, tape, needle nose pliers, knives, flashlights. few sets of gloves, tow straps, jack, first aid kit, couple jackets. I like to be prepared
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:37 PM
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I like the storage behind your seats. I don't have opening back doors so I can see putting something like that in mine being a pain In the ass
I would imagine it being impossible to open the drawers haha
You could always make it the "original" way with top opening lids:

http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...orage-box.html
(I really like his idea, just modified it so I could keep my seats and open it when I piled stuff on top lol)

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Damn Dennis, you have more tools in your truck than I do in the garage. Lol!
Lol I like being prepared! Its mostly harbor frieght stuff, which while not the best quality works well for stocking up my truck. I don't use them everyday, but they've been there everytime I needed them and performed fantastically. I was able to fill the truck for little over $100, and if they get ruined (which they will sitting outside all the time), they're pretty much disposable lol

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I have a single cab with no toolbox at the moment. I am looking to get one or two of the swing out tool boxes (can't remember the name but I found them on J.C. Whitney) in a couple of months.

I've worked everyday since I bought my truck so I haven't had time to really investigate storage options - aside from tools I am also looking to stash some medical supplies and other things. Any threads on creative single cab storage?

Again, I appreciate all the input guys.
Are you talking about the swing out boxes that mount in the space behind the wheel well? I've seen them a bunch of places, they're pretty cool.
Single cab and no camper kinda eliminates my storage options lol
Not sure if there is any space at all behind the seat but maybe something like this:
http://www.americanvan.com/media/cat.../U/DUHA-BH.jpg
Other suggestions would be one of those multi-pouch things that mounts to the back wall, or finding a way to mount an overhead console with little storage bins in it (like in a minivan)

As for exterior, just check out different variations of truck boxes. Crossovers, bed sides, chests, swing out..

Med kit, always a good idea. I keep mine velcro'd to the back wall lol



And finally, another storage solution idea I've seen on here a bunch of times is storing your MagLite under the seat



Small spring type clamps keep my snow brush in place here, and a small shovel on the passenger side


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lmao...it also eats tools! i have lost more in the past few days then i have in a year
The ranger eats everything! I took my entire interior out to clean it and run some wiring and I found $1.34 in change, pencil, pen, bottle caps, a golf ball, a whistle, and a goddam pair of glasses tucked up BEHIND the glove box. Lol
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:39 PM
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TB-9862 - All of that looks like stuff I'll end up doing at some point! I'm keeping those pictures saved for future reference.

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Old 12-19-2012, 09:40 PM
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Well its good to be prepared....just don't over do it??? I personally think a toolbag full of tools is going to be good enough.
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Old 12-19-2012, 11:40 PM
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Thanks! And sure, save them and use them for inspiration! Also check

out my build to see more pics of my setup: (give the page a minute to load there's like a million pics sory)
Shadow

And I know you're asking for a basic tool kit, but here's a

comprehensive breakdown of my gear. Being that you have a single cab

and no camper, my storage options won't work so well for you but you

can at least review my list and pick off stuff you might like to keep

handy. While some items might seem random, I've used EVERYTHING in my

truck more than once lol

CAB

Glovebox:
- Multitool
- "Hobo Knife" (folding eating utensils)
- 9-LED flashlight
- 6-in-one screwdriver
- small channel lock pliers
- Small box of bandaids
- Yellow/black work gloves
- GPS
- Hairbrush/comb
- Monocular

Center Console
- 3" Folding Knife
- Ford Ranger multiool
- Hand towel
- Stack of napkins
- Coffee Cup Power Inverter
- box of Kit Kats
- Bag of Goldfish

Driver side drawer
- Goo Gone
- shop rags
- Fiskars Multi-Scissor
- Bug Spray
- GOOP Hand Cleaner
- Wallpaper brush
- Nail brush
- Wire brush
- Spare fuses
- Lighter
- length of 550 cord
- Security Wrench for roof rack
- 4" adjustable wrench
- mini squeedgie
- Pack of AA Batteries
- Pack of AAA Batteries
- at least 6 D Batteries
- at least 2 9v Batteries
- folding binoculars
- tape measure
- small bungee cords
- small spool of galvanized wire
- trim removal tools
- Gray/Black work gloves

Passenger Side Drawer
- Wheel Lift Mate for Hi-Lift jack
- Going to keep my recovery straps and other gear in here when I get

it. Right now there's an N64 in here lol

Rear Box center box
- 4 cans Coke
- 4 cans Dr Pepper
- 3pk Hot Hands

Around the cab
- (2x) 3D-cell LED MagLites, 1 under each seat
- Wet wipes, antibacterial soap, pack of tissues in each door
- (2x) small umbrella's, 1 in each door.
- 1 Poncho and 1 umbrella in passenger rear door
- 1 Field Dressing kit in driver rear door (large bandages, ice pack,

gauze etc)
- 1 medkit Velcro'd to rear wall
- Kidde Fire Extinguisher mounted to rear corner
- automatic center punch in visor storage (emergency window breaker)
- escape hammer mounted under armrest
- Box of Granola bars behind center console
- NERF Maverick tucked next to passenger jump seat
- Armorall window cleaner tucked next to driver jump seat
- box of roadside reflectors under driver seat
- Snow Brush is driver doorway
- 28: shovel in passenger doorway


BED

Tool Chest 1
Top:
- 1/2" drive Torque Wrench
- Mini Grease Gun
- Safety Glasses
- 16oz Nailing Hammer
- 15" prybar
- razor blade scraper
- mutimeter
- battery terminal brush
- quart-bottle pouring spout
- box of various screws
- tire gauge/extra valve caps
- inspection mirror
- magnetic retrieval tool
- 9-LED Flashlight

Drawer 1
- Pliers (needlenose, linesmans, groove joint, slip joint, vise grip,

diagonal cutters, and end nippers)
- Screwdrivers (set of 7 + 2 stubby)

Drawer 2
- Full set of SAE and Metric combo wrenches
- Full set of SAE and Metric Allen Keys
- 6" and 8" adjustable wrenches

Drawer 3
- 3/8" and 1/4" drive socket set, SAE and Metric
- 3/8" and 1/4" drive handle
- 3/8" drive ratcheting breaker bar
- 3/8" drive Torx bits
- 3", 6", and 10" extension bars (3/8" drive)
- 1/4" socket driver (ratcheting screwdriver type thing)
- Bits for ^^^
- 9/16" deep socket (for amper shell hold down clamps and vise bolts)
- 1/2" drive 19mm impact socket for lug nuts

Outside box
- My Haynes manual tucks underneath the bottom drawer
- hacksaw
- 12" bolt cutters
- 16oz mallet
- Camp Axe

Tool Box 2
Top:
- 12v Air Compressor
- 12v Inflator for Air Mattress
- WD-40
- Fix a Flat

Drawer 1:
- Electircal, duct, and packaging tapes
- E-6000
- RTV Silicone Sealant
- More galvanized wire

Drawer 2:
- Small bits and pieces...kinda empty actually

Drawer 3:
- Wood Saw
- Rambo Knife
- Tackle kit

Shelves:
- Electric Blanket
- Box of Bungee cords
- Lego Brick Boombox
- Picnic Blanket
- Extension Cord
- Power Strip
- Power Drill
- Folding Shovel/pickaxe

Around the Back
- AAA Roadside kit w/ Jumper Cables
- Air Mattress
- Large tarp
- Movers Blanket
- Mini ALICE Pack with spare pants/shirt/socks
- Cargo Net
- Hammock Net
- Football, Wiffle ball/bat, frisbee
- Folding Table
- Folding chair
- Folding Stool
- 2 telescoping poles
- 4' ruler
- 3' prybar
- cargo bar
- 48" Hi-Lift Jack
- 4" general purpose Vise
- igloo water cooler (non-potable water tho; ammo for Super Soaker)
- Super Soaker
- trash can

And finally I keep my ratchet tie down straps and bungee cords in my

fairing on the roof lol

I'm sure thers some stuff I missed but thats everything I can remember

off the top of my head. Hope this helps
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Old 01-03-2013, 02:55 PM
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Dammm, you are the most preventive guy i ever seen!
You definitely have everything in the truck.

If you don't mind i will also save some pictures for future reference.

Great job!
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Old 01-03-2013, 04:21 PM
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Dammm, you are the most preventive guy i ever seen!
You definitely have everything in the truck.

If you don't mind i will also save some pictures for future reference.

Great job!
Thanks! Shoulda seen me the other day, went out trail riding/hiking with a couple of my buddies and the only thing I had to bring from home was the backpack itself lol
Had my table and chairs for when we stopped to eat, my recovery gear when we got stuck, and everything I needed for the hike

And go right ahead, save away!
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:18 PM
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Thanks! Shoulda seen me the other day, went out trail riding/hiking with a couple of my buddies and the only thing I had to bring from home was the backpack itself lol
Had my table and chairs for when we stopped to eat, my recovery gear when we got stuck, and everything I needed for the hike

And go right ahead, save away!

LOL I always want to do something like that in a car, now that i have a ranger i can do this stuff.
My dream is a Land Rover Defender 110 fully equipped with everything, hot water, air compressor, 110v, tent, etc... Someday i will do that hahahah

Thanks Man! I saved the pictures.
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:41 PM
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LOL I always want to do something like that in a car, now that i have a ranger i can do this stuff.
My dream is a Land Rover Defender 110 fully equipped with everything, hot water, air compressor, 110v, tent, etc... Someday i will do that hahahah

Thanks Man! I saved the pictures.
I'm still working on mine haha
Right now I'm saving up to get spindles and new wheels/tires, then all around off road lights (front, side, and rear), new bumpers with integrated 2" reciever to mount a winch, rear spare tire carrier, dual battery, on-board air .. tons of goodies! Just...not tons of cash lol
When I'm done it'll be perfect for adventuring, camping, working, taking a nap on my lunch break, dates (if its washed lol), and sadly yes even grocery shopping.

Speaking of tent, that reminds me I got a "two person" tent the other month for when I went camping with my brothers at Run For Your Lives. Guess where thats going tomorrow!
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