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Repair kit for my new 84 toyota truck

Old 07-09-2015, 07:16 PM
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Repair kit for my new 84 toyota truck

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I've had the good fortune of coming into possession of a standard cab 5 speed 1984 pick up single owner with <100k miles. The only hiccup is its about 375 miles away. My question is what tools, repair parts or misc items would the forum recommend I bring with me for road side repairs if they should arise?
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Old 07-09-2015, 08:21 PM
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If you have doubts about I would recommend towing it back with a full size truck on a flatbed trailer.
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Is the truck running now??

Has it been sitting, or has it been driven regularly??

If it has been running, there little reason to think that it will not continue to run.

How old and rotten are the tires?? Brakes sound or not??

Cooling system tight?

If it has not been run regularly, you might consider trailering it home so that you can find out its true condition closer to home.
On the road suprises are not fun, no matter how prepared you are.
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The truck is still on the road and has been driven monthly on short drives. It just recently made a a few 60 mile trecks with no problems other than overheating and needing a water pump. I don't have a truck to trailer it down...so that leaves shipping it or driving. Being cheap I figure why not drive it. Overall it's in great condition I just wasn't sure if there were some particular tools or parts to bring along. I was thinking a basic socket wrench set, screwdrivers, duct tape and not sure what else. Not knowing much about the truck and common problems with it I wasn't sure what else I might find handy. My only doubts are simply with the age of the truck.
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No matter how many tools you lug along things happen.

A simple coolant hose failure can become a adventure

A belt failure same thing.

It sucks trying to patch things along the road.

Being that you asked the question tells me it should be loaded on a trailer or car dolly at the least.


You have no friends that can help.

Tools 10,12,14, 17, and 19 mm sockets and combination wrenches . Then one never knows if non Japanese Industrial Standard bolts were used or SAE bolts were used.

Another thing is when buying new to me Toyota`s the amount of rounded off bolts A The big Set of Irwin Sockets for rounded hardware.

Nothing worse then trying to change The fan belt and hardware so rounded you can`t turn the bolts why the belt was not changed in 100,000 miles.

Just how are you getting to the vehicle.

I drove a vehicle home from a little further away that was alleged to have been built $$$$ by a Toyota Shop .

It was a nightmare!!

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The truck is still on the road and has been driven monthly on short drives. It just recently made a a few 60 mile trecks with no problems other than overheating and needing a water pump. I don't have a truck to trailer it down...so that leaves shipping it or driving. Being cheap I figure why not drive it. Overall it's in great condition I just wasn't sure if there were some particular tools or parts to bring along. I was thinking a basic socket wrench set, screwdrivers, duct tape and not sure what else. Not knowing much about the truck and common problems with it I wasn't sure what else I might find handy. My only doubts are simply with the age of the truck.
Overheating issues are a giant red flag. Engines can be ruined.

Might well take a little time and address any cooling system weakness before setting out.
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Replace the water pump and bring duct tape...
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You can rent a pickup truck as well as a car trailer from UHaul. I think the trucks are only $19.95 per day and the trailers should be pretty cheap. When I bought my '89 I used a tow dolly and disconnected the drive shaft. I drove it 180 miles home and I was really lucky. The tires were dry rotted and one went kabloomy on my first drive around my area the next day. I was only 15 miles from home. I hate to think what it would have been like after dark in the mountains where I bought it.
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Originally Posted by mdev126 View Post
Hey guys/gals
I've had the good fortune of coming into possession of a standard cab 5 speed 1984 pick up single owner with <100k miles. The only hiccup is its about 375 miles away. My question is what tools, repair parts or misc items would the forum recommend I bring with me for road side repairs if they should arise?
Hard to say without knowing the shape it's in.

Flat and Philips screwdrivers, metric sockets from 8mm to 20mm, same for combo wrenches, a couple hose clamps of varying sizes, wire and soldier, a T-bar and Jack+stands, spare tire and/or AAA membership, electrical tape, pliers, adjustable wrench, hammer...
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Thanks for the help everyone. Luckily there was no need to use any tools

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