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strelnik Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:40 am

Yarkle wrote: you do when the VW is broke down in the middle of nowhere and youve got nuthin to drink!

I broke down with a G-30 one ton trruck in the middle of the Arizona desert. The lug nuts had been put on by King Kong and had to call assistance to remove them.

I fixed that as soon as I got to civilization.

Fortunately it was 106, but we had shade and water, my older friend was having problems.

My other contribution: a cotton rug to use to lay under the vehicle and trap all the small parts that fall.

sam_w Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:20 am

I am going to get a chromoly gland nut to replace the standard one that is in there. I guess that I should also carry a torque wrench good for 360 ft lbs.

Captain Spalding Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:22 pm

sam_w wrote: I am going to get a chromoly gland nut to replace the standard one that is in there. I guess that I should also carry a torque wrench good for 360 ft lbs.
Sam, given your penchant for adventure, your parts and spares kit needs to be on a whole different level! :D

sam_w Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:42 pm

We will see,
I am going to the Classic in Orange county this weekend, and plan to go to VIntage meet in July.

I will also visit my cousin in BC so plan on 4,000 miles in the next moth or so.[img]https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151660877430909&set=a.95499460908.85476.696325908&type=1&relevant_count=1&ref=nf[/img]

strelnik Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:15 pm

sam_w wrote: I am going to get a chromoly gland nut to replace the standard one that is in there. I guess that I should also carry a torque wrench good for 360 ft lbs.

I have several 0-600 lbs-ft torque wrenches for sale, if you need one.

100.00 plus shipping.

Not Chinese junk, but CDI- Snap-On industrial quality.

let me know.

safariboy Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:41 pm

Captain

I posted that initial topic. Your response was great. While others goof a little. We all know that with the right supplies, we won't be calling triple A when we are 1000 miles into Baja. Thanks for your input.

Almost have my 74 on the ground running. 2 more weeks Woooo Hooo!

Metal Twister Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:10 pm

Old thread new tool...

Ive been looking at these for a while now and finally bought one a few weeks ago. Last week a contractor lost his battery charge out front of the shop. He had a Dodge Diesel 2500. I hooked this little guy up and it cranked it over really easy. Great tool for charging cell phones and other modern electronic tools. Oh did I mention 600 crank amps! One Bad Ass little tool. I wont go out off roading without it.


doublecanister Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:11 am

What about spare battery clamps or a way to fix a broken battery cable?

I've recently noticed my + side is cracked, if that came off, broke, etc,
I'd hope I had a pair of lock joint pliers or a c clamp or something to hold the connection to the battery.

Duct tape may work in a pinch, need a knife to peel the cable to get a connection or a hose clamp maybe.

T

Armadillo1954 Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:36 pm

For a newbie this is great reading. Not a Thing owner but came very close to trading an ailing 74 mustang for one back in the day. Wish I would have. My neighbor is in to the 4X4 truck stuff and I know space is cramped on these but he said to get a sheet of 1 inch plywood(cheap stuff is ok) cut is 24 inches wide down the middle. Now you have two long sheets. He said to get some cheap brush paint and douse it good on both sides. Douse it good again on one side and while wet pour dry sand all over it. Let it dry and douse that side again. He uses them to slide under the tires when stuck to help it crawl out. I think I would make them shorter for something the size of a VW and maybe cut some one inch holes along it to help the tire get a grip. Like I say new to this but every little bit helps. You could probably prop one up on two logs and make a nice bed too. LOL



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