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Unread 05-04-2012, 04:59 PM   #691
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I will agree with the torque wrench for trail repairs. The only things I wouldn't be comfortable torquing properly are steering/suspension components. I have had a track bar go on me twice and it isn't fun. That above all other components would get torqued down even in a trail repair situation.

You are right about losing feel when using gloves. I used to religiously wear gloves while shooting. I decided after awhile, I didn't like the lose in feel for the trigger. Unless it is freezing I don't wear them anymore. However, gloves are a multipurpose piece of equipment. Don't be myopic and pigeon hole them into fastener tasks alone.

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Unread 05-04-2012, 08:17 PM   #692
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I will agree with the torque wrench for trail repairs. The only things I wouldn't be comfortable torquing properly are steering/suspension components. I have had a track bar go on me twice and it isn't fun. That above all other components would get torqued down even in a trail repair situation.

You are right about losing feel when using gloves. I used to religiously wear gloves while shooting. I decided after awhile, I didn't like the lose in feel for the trigger. Unless it is freezing I don't wear them anymore. However, gloves are a multipurpose piece of equipment. Don't be myopic and pigeon hole them into fastener tasks alone.
Oh, I'd like to have things properly torqued as well...but I also have to think about what kind of space that wrench would take up, and I have to prioritize my desire for proper torque values in a "get me moving again" scenario. I can carry other, more useful things in place of the torque wrench, and that's why I would leave it at home, personally...but if you feel that you have to have it, then by all means carry it. There are no right and wrong answers in this kind of project...there are only "better" and "worse," and these are SUBJECTIVE ABSTRACTS. Thus, we're both right, even if we disagree.

I actually don't use gloves for fasteners at all...I use them when I'm working around a hot exhaust, or when I'm welding, or handling cut sheet metal, or using a chainsaw, etc. I think of gloves as "injury prevention" equipment...and everyone is very right to point out how quickly an injury can end your enjoyment of a fun day spent carousing about in the Wasteland.

Look for an article on this kind of thing, in the future.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 09:05 PM   #693
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Ahh I see. We agree completely on gloves then. Like you said everyone has different needs. I am just neurotic about torquing everything.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 07:28 AM   #694
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Ahh I see. We agree completely on gloves then. Like you said everyone has different needs. I am just neurotic about torquing everything.
So am I...but not when I'm in "repair mode," which is what I designed this particular kit to facilitate.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #695
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Seriously the best thread I've ever read here. I read every new entry and I don't even drive a TJ
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I was issued a "Flight Engineers" toolkit when I was an FE on C-5's, it had to be small enough to fit inside a helmet bag, but have enough tools to facilitate "minor" inflight repairs. It rolls up into a neat package abpur 12" long and 8 inches around. That little toolkit, maglight and a Leatherman have been great! That toolkit and Sundowners toolkit will be melded together for mine. Great suggestions!
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The particulars of what you drive are insignificant in comparison to where, how and - most vitally - why you drive it.
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The particulars of what you drive are insignificant in comparison to where, how and - most vitally - why you drive it.
My LJ is a time machine ... I feel 18 again every time I climb behind the wheel.
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I am finally caught up with the thread. Great toolkit, and excellent writing as always. I understand the ultralight, essential and basic aspect of the kit, but no f****** dielectric grease?? That's inconceivable!
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Unread 05-05-2012, 10:22 PM   #703
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I am finally caught up with the thread. Great toolkit, and excellent writing as always. I understand the ultralight, essential and basic aspect of the kit, but no f****** dielectric grease?? That's inconceivable!
That goes with the bailing wire, JB Weld and duct tape. Trust me, it's in consideration.
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Unread 05-05-2012, 10:41 PM   #704
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Nice article bud. Way to go. I'll take my gerber over a leatherman though. Ive had the same one for 12 years now, and broken 3 leathermans. My one gerber held up to 4 hard years of use in the navy as a boiler tech, and countless other uses since. I'm not nice to my tools. I'm the guy that believes that if you can't fix it with a hammer then you have an electrical problem. And usually, if the tool you are using doesn't work like it should, hit whatever you are working on with it like it's a hammer till it does. It's a gift. Eventually either I bleed or it does, but one of us gets tired and then I do it right.
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Nice article bud. Way to go. I'll take my gerber over a leatherman though. Ive had the same one for 12 years now, and broken 3 leathermans. My one gerber held up to 4 hard years of use in the navy as a boiler tech, and countless other uses since. I'm not nice to my tools. I'm the guy that believes that if you can't fix it with a hammer then you have an electrical problem. And usually, if the tool you are using doesn't work like it should, hit whatever you are working on with it like it's a hammer till it does. It's a gift. Eventually either I bleed or it does, but one of us gets tired and then I do it right.
As always, the compliments are most welcome and appreciated. Far be it from me, though, to dictate which tools any given person may select: I've had great luck with my Leatherman, but I've known quite a few people that have equal admiration for the Gerber models. You have to go with what works for YOU. This truth applies to all things: Jeeps, tools, guns, women, beer...everything is relative.
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