Must Have Tools For Jeep Repair

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  1. Nov 30, 2017
    NCRenII

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    I've a pretty substantial array of tools and shop equipment I've assembled over the years. Out of curiosity I'd like to get some ideas of unique to jeep tools that are good to have on hand. I can imagine that jeeps (I have a 71 cj5) do not require a bunch of specialty tools. I've browsed through the tsm and didn't see a lot.
    With Christmas coming up I'd like to be able to have anything I should have on hand, on Mrs. Claus list.
    Any suggestion? Please list them here!
     
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    Daryl

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    Spindle nut socket.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    You'll always find a use for a slide hammer set, if you don't already have one. It'll be used to get your rear axle shafts out.
     
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    GeoffreyL

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    They use a special Hub puller you can't rent locally. You can improvise a 2" wheel spacer and a local one though. Ask me how I know....
     
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    PeteL

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    A 80º cranked 9/16" wrench to get that carb nut on the F-head.

    A turkey baster to get the old oil out of the bottom of the filter canister.
     
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    NCRenII

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    good call on the 2 1/16, mine stop at 2". I have a slide hammer with some axle attachments, what specifically is used on the jeep. I have one the bolts onto 3 wheel studs, I think that's all that is required on the 44.
    I don't have a oil bath (dauntless with paper element). I did fight the two front nuts on the rochester 2g, and the dist until I realized I have one of those funky 1/2 - 9/16 offset dist wrenches with 1/2" drive recptacle. Sure made timing a lot easier.
    hmm, I wonder if ms claus can locate an old sun distributor machine. I rather enjoyed getting out my feelers, hawk dwell and point meter and dial back timing light.
    I've yet to find complete timing specs other than the o tdc at idle. sure like to find total mechanical and total + vac so I can use the dial back feature again.
     
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    ITLKSEZ

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    Assuming your '71 has 1-piece shafts, that's all you need. The earlier 2-pc shafts need a puller that GeoffreyL mentioned to seperate the taper.
     
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    timgr

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    The Jeep dealership mechanics used this brake tool for every brake job - https://www.tooltopia.com/kd-tools-...paign=PLA&scid=scbplpKD+3377&sc_intid=KD+3377 - Easily sets the shoes before assembly, then back up a few times to activate the adjusters.

    I bought this flaring tool to make bubble flares for the VW, and it's t-h-e-e bomb. Amazon.com: Mastercool (71475-PRC) Black Universal Hydraulic Flaring Tool Kit: Automotive Very easy to make a perfect flare every time. Price has gone up by $50 in the months I've owned it. The lever-action tools like the Eastwood Professional Brake Tubing Flaring Tool - Eastwood (ca $170) are also said to be good, but for this kind of investment, you may as well buy the best. Precise parts, and the hydraulic action is so smooth. It will also work for tubes on the car, which the Eastwood type will not.
     
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    NCRenII

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    The flare tool is sweet! I've been using and become proficient with the old style with rails and dies. This looks like a great tool to have on hand added to list.
    The brake tool would be nice, yet I learned with a ruler and have always used that.
     
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    x2 on Tim's Mastercool kit. Once you've used one, nothing else compares. Two or three of my friends keep coming by every so often for me to fix their failures. It works on stainless tubing where even the Eastman flares slip.
    You've already got the tsm which is one of the best items in your tool box!
    -Donny
     
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    timgr

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    Went up another $30 since I posted ... the Christmas rush? I paid $270.

    The Imperial Eastman bending tools are great. I have one for 3/8" tubing. I also have and recommend the Robinaire bender Amazon.com: Robinair (18548) Four-In-One Tubing Bender: Automotive It takes a lot of strength to bend 3/8" tubing with the Robinaire bender, but it is much easier and very pecise with standard 3/16" tubing.
     
  12. Dec 5, 2017
    NCRenII

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    working in the shop yesterday I discovered I have a seldom used 2 1/16 socket! It's the smallest in a set of 10 3/4 drive.
    With owning a well loved and used double flare tool set and Lisle 44000 the upgrade to a better set of thes tools remains high on the list. I'm looking over the other thread fokker posted about tools for ideas. It's funny how many times we need something when working, yet when shopping or looking at ads forget these nice to have items.
     
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    A Credit Card :lol:
     
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    Howard Eisenhauer

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    :clap:
     
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    technologyteacher

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    Newer Jeep, Torx Bits
     
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    PeteL

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    How about the very rare reverse-action lug wrench for removing those left-hand-thread lug nuts?:D
     
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    rejeep

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    Fire wrench
     
  18. Dec 13, 2017 at 9:46 AM
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    Bfh, duct tape, high tensile wire, ratchet strap.Can of starting fluid and bic lighter for soldering radiators ( hint make sure when you wire the fog lights coil extra wire to use on the radiator later)assortment of nails to replace cotter pins, lighter fluid to seat beads, lots if electrical tape and band aids. Frequent tetanus shots...
     

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