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I was just curious how every one managed to carry their trail spares (axle shaft, driveshafts, ujoints, etc....).

Specifically I was wonder what everyone deems the easiest way to carry spare axle shafts?
 

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i don't really need to, i just call the mall security guy and he helps me.

that was for Alec.



I am interested also, my buddies and i usually use one jeep as parts/tools and one as cooler/camp gear and break it up over a few different jeeps. We use large rubbermaid locking boxes to put everything in.
 

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I was just curious how every one managed to carry their trail spares (axle shaft, driveshafts, ujoints, etc....).

Specifically I was wonder what everyone deems the easiest way to carry spare axle shafts?
In the back of Rod's pickup ;) :D

You can get quite a bit of stuff under the rear seats, haven't tried to put axle shafts under there, but they should fit.
 
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In the back of Rod's pickup ;) :D

You can get quite a bit of stuff under the rear seats, haven't tried to put axle shafts under there, but they should fit.
That’s a good idea except I’ve already got a bunch of stuff under there. My spare parts collection is growing and I’m thinking about making a slim lockable box of sorts the width of cargo area behind the seats and accessible by folding the seats down.

I’m planning on carrying, drive shafts, axel shafts, a tie rod and maybe a couple of shocks.
 
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I would guess I problably should start leaving some of my stuff in there....... :thefinger:
That’s because all the trails in Texas are OHV parks and the pickup is close enough to walk too. Try being a few miles from the pickup on real trails out west :thefinger::thefinger::grinpimp:
 

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I carry most of my small spares parts and repair items in a rolling Craftsman storage bin. Makes it easy to put in and take out between wheeling trips. I am going to be replacing my axles shortly, and I was thinking about making a gun-rack type holder that will attach to roll bar. A few friends zip tie there spare axles on the roll bar, but I want to make it easy to get them in and out.
 

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If you aren't camping then you can keep most back off the highway in someones pick up. If it is over night trip and parts are too far away, keep most of them behind the back seat or along the side of the back.
 

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Slide them in some PVC pipe to keep the greese from getting everywhere. I don't have these spares yet but I have taken a 10' electrical conduit pipe and will cut it down to the correct length so storage is CLEAN and easy.
 
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Slide them in some PVC pipe to keep the greese from getting everywhere. I don't have these spares yet but I have taken a 10' electrical conduit pipe and will cut it down to the correct length so storage is CLEAN and easy.
That’s a great idea for axel shafts and such :beer:

Taken one step further it won’t be hard to fab some straps to hold them down the bottom of the cargo area up against the rear seats.
 
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I found this pic on crossed up off-road's web gallery and I may fab something similar.





I’d make the gap between the trunk and the rear seats a little less (perfect for storing my half door tops) and store shafts etc using the above PVC tubes method under where I’d put the half door tops. I’d also add something on top of the trunk to secure a cooler and call it good.

I now have more “winter” projects that I can get done in a single winter :shaking:
 

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I don't have my backseat in and frankly I don't have many spares yet either, least not til I can afford them. But I keep my tools and supplies in the box I installed in the back and still have room in front of the box for more stuff if I choose...



 

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Good thing about the PVC is you can get end caps for it to truely seal them up. They also work great for fishing rods, at least the expensive ones. ;)

As for other trail gear ideas I found that spare driveshaft fits in larger PVC pipe and you can get at HD or Lowes for short money. Add Papertowels to the tube and it will pick up the moisture instead of the driveshaft.

If you have a 4 door these can strap right to the rollbar in the rear out of the way.

I also found the breaker bar and tourque wrench fit nicely in the area where the jack fits. I generally wrap in syran wrap if they are to be there for an extend period of time in case of water.
 
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