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Old 06-30-2004, 09:53 AM   #1
jimtesla
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Default Baja Tool Kit?

So what type of tools are you keeping in your Baja for those what ifs?

The dealer has one of those emergency kits with cables and a shovel.........and other things.........Dont know where it would fit.....

Do you guys and gals have a list of must have tools for the road?
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Old 06-30-2004, 11:43 AM   #2
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I don't keep anything. I saw the Subaru emergency kit with the shovel and thought it was cool. Then I asked myself... how often in my 15 years of driving have I needed a shovel and emergency pouches of drinking water. If you're sucking down a three ounce pouch of water I don't think getting your Baja back on the road is your biggest priority! In the age of cell phones help is a phone call away.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:25 PM   #3
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I dont think I recieved an emergancy kit. I dont drive with any tools execpt the ones to put on the spare tire.
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Old 06-30-2004, 10:59 PM   #4
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I didn't buy one either. My wife has a cell phone, I have every roadside/extended warranty I could get, and the only time I would need something is when we go out of town. Both of us work 6 miles from home and it's heavily populated With my luck, I would break down by the cemetary...just can't find any help there. LOL
I do wish they had offered onstar with this model. I know it's on the outback HE-6 model (or is it LL Bean?). A co-worker with an H2 gets a call from onstar each weekend. When he's almost on his side, they usually call in a frantic mood. But hey, that's their job, and he's one of the few idiots that paid $50,000 to use the truck the way it's intended.
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:54 PM   #5
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Hey there,

I keep a bunch of bungee cords in the storage compartment behind the rear seats, and a bunch of rachet straps in the rear center console. That's about all I've needed.

I was able to slightly modify the bed extender to be a little more practicle. I've built on some extenders and braces that allow me to telescope and lock the extender out another foot and a half. With that, I can fold out the extender to 90 degrees upright, brace and lock it in position, and put 4x8 sheets of plywood, drywall, lumber, whatever on top of the car.

Looks clean too!

-Don
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Old 07-02-2004, 03:15 PM   #6
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That sounds hot Dan.....

Any pictures?

How about a write up on this........
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Old 07-02-2004, 04:53 PM   #7
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Hey,

I've got a simple diagram drawn up, but no pictures of it yet, as I'm having the telescopic extender powder coated to match the original bed extender.

The idea came to me after I built up a 2x4 framing to support 4x8 drywall on top of the car. I figured I'd keep the lumber framing and just use it whenever I needed. The pain was that it took about 10 minutes to assemble and break down. Then I found that the little black end-caps at the end of the extender tubes were removable...A bunch of 1 3/8th inch pipe later, and I had something workable.

Now I can carry this thing stowed in the bed. When I need it, I unfold the extender, push two buttons, pull it to length till it locks, then swing out the braces to lock into the hooks in the front of the bed. The whole thing sets up and breaks down in about 30 seconds, no tools required, and when collapsed, sits only a few inches deeper into the cargo bed.

I'm not really sure how much weight this thing can actually bear, but I've had 6 sheets of 1/2inch, 4x8 drywall on top of this with no problem. You just need a lot of straps.

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Old 07-02-2004, 04:59 PM   #8
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Interested in making a kit for me with instuctions?

I would gladly pay for this......
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Old 07-02-2004, 05:27 PM   #9
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How about I just make up a detailed set of instructions with measurements, a supply list, etc. I'll give that to you for free. All the stuff I needed was available locally anyway, at minimal expense.

I've got to help a friend build one of these for his Baja, so that's going to provide the perfect oportunity to properly document this project.

-Don
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:33 PM   #10
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Sounds good........

Take a couple of pictures of the final product when you get it painted......

Thanks

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Old 07-03-2004, 04:22 PM   #11
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wow, that really sounds awesome... I'm really looking forward to some photos and instructions.
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Old 07-16-2004, 04:45 PM   #12
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I received the winter emergency kit with the 05 I picked up this week. The dealer just gave it to me without my asking for it. The shovel in it is so tiny, it's not likely you will find it very useful.

I don't carry any tools unless I'm planning a long trip and then it's the basic stuff--some wrenchess, screw drivers and so on. If it's something simple, I can fix it. If it's not, I'll get out the cell phone.
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