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Tool Roll I just found

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Brad54, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,015

    from Atl Ga

    Mac the Yankee and I are helping a widow clean out her hubby's shop, and on Sunday I found this tool roll.
    I love a good road-trip tool kit, and have a hell of a good one for my '61 Suburban: it doubles as a all-encompassing junkyard tool box, and I've done everything but actually remove an engine from a vehicle with it (up to and including cutting off body panels on several occasions).
    But it's too big to carry around all the time.
    This is by no means a small roll: that's a yard stick along the bottom edge, not a 12-inch ruler.
    69 inches by 34 inches, with 27 slots and three pouches (two with snap flaps).
    Huge, but small enough to stuff behind the spare tire in a '54 Buick, or under the seat in a vintage pick-up truck... if packed properly.
    I'm gonna buy it from the old gal, and probably a good number of the tools to outfit it.

    Thinking about it, it's a LOT of space, but it quickly fills up... a full set of combination wrenches, and a full set of box wrenches to hold the other half of the fastener (nut/bolt), a hammer, chisel, pliers, needle-nose pliers, vise grip, screwdrivers, a brake pliers/tool, a cheap multi-meter, a set of 1/2- and 3/8 drive sockets, a ratchet for each and a breaker bar. Little can of WD40, a shop rag, duct tape and zip ties... and before you know it, it's pretty full.

    But still reasonable, I think.

    I've got a friend who thinks he might want one too... so I may go find a canvas boat cover maker and see if they'll make a couple for me.

    There are no names, or markings anywhere on it, so I doubt it's military surplus.
    NO guess as to the age, either.


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  2. That's pretty nice Brad. HRP
  3. mr.chevrolet
    Joined: Jul 19, 2006
    Posts: 7,662


    i always bring a file, to sharpen the chisel.
  4. '51Plymouth
    Joined: Jun 8, 2005
    Posts: 238

    from York, PA

    I'll do them in oiled leather if you can get me the dimensions.

  5. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,015

    from Atl Ga

    Ohhhh that'd be nice... what would something like that cost?

    Roughly, it's 67x34.
    I can get exact dimensions in a PM if you want.
  6. brad2v
    Joined: Jun 29, 2009
    Posts: 1,648


    This is a few months old, but I'm currently searching for a tool roll in dimensions that'll hold a sufficient amount of tools for an old car. This would be the ticket. '51 Plymouth, I take it this is something you make on a regular basis? Pm me please.
  7. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
    Posts: 1,474

    from 4077th

    I've got a small old tool box full of tools that I bought for $5.00 many years ago (from a guy who wandered into the bar needing money) and the thing I like best is the smell.

    Must be old grease.

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