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Tool Rolls and Pouches

Novamonte

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Hi!
I have always thought that the trunk looks a bit messy with all the modern stuff you have to carry around (tow line, jump start cables, some tools, perhaps a modern jack), so I wanted to find a way to make it look a little better. I purchased some canvas, borrowed my wife’s sewing machine and made some tool rolls and pouches. Although of course in no way original they look more period I think. The two larger pouches fit under the spare and the tool rolls go in the little compartment to the left.
This is more or less the first time I use a sewing machine and the details could be better but I think it came out quite OK.
 

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Jack T

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Nice job! I've been carrying around the tool roll from my E-Type, but am on the lookout for a vintage doctor's bag to throw some extra tools into.
 

Keoke

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Just get one of the small plastic storage boxes with the snap on top and keep all tools in there.
 

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Looks great! I’m jealous. I was with my wife at a thrift store and thought I ended up in the tool bag section. Lots of leather bags just the right size for the Healey. (Turns out it was the purse section, but I got all I needed at a thrift store price!) I also found some stockings to store a scissor jack and lead hammer. The blue round container fits under the spare tire and was cut from a 5 gallon plastic bucket. Some day I’ll upgrade, but for now it’s better than nothing.
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dougie

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I fit everything I need in a tool kit that fits inside the spare tire. It's never left me stranded in 25 years.

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Not very 'elegant' in a 50+ year-old classic.

OH! don't worry about bein elegant man we just makin sure we don't get left on the side of the road no matter where we go!
 
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Dougie, did your spare tire fit under the hold down blocks in the trunk or did you have to move them? My 165x15 radial wouldn't fit until I moved both blocks up about an inch. What size tire do you have?

Nice job on the tool rolls.
 

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Dougie, did your spare tire fit under the hold down blocks in the trunk or did you have to move them? My 165x15 radial wouldn't fit until I moved both blocks up about an inch. What size tire do you have?

Nice job on the tool rolls.

I customized the tire blocks to accommodate the 205x15 Dunlop Sports I run, the tool bag fits with no issue.

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Keoke

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MY 165 x 15 fit the blocks but my 185 X 15 tires did not , so the spare is a 165 X 15

On the other hand I cut the spacer block behind the battery down by 50 % and that added an additional 2" to the trunk space.
 

Rob Glasgow

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Keoke, That's a clever idea. 2" additional trunk space doesn't sound like much, but on a Healey, it certainly is an improvement.
 

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I like all of the solutions here. HF features rubberized canvas tool rolls in two sizes. The larger one suits my traveling tool needs. I also store a 12V air pump, slime and a spare tube when the spare tire gets pitched for extra space. A small 1.5T military platform jack usually is strapped inside the spare wheel so that space is reserved. GONZO
 
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I've reworked my boot for maximum utility and neatness, putting in a plywood floor with hinged doors to the storage areas outboard and aft of the fuel tank where I stow spare oil, brake fluid, battery booster, 12VDC air pump, etc. This creates a flat surface for larger stuff such as the side curtain bag and luggage, etc. Going to one 12 volt battery yields a lot of space for stuff I don't have to access often such as a scissor jack. I have a large round Tupperware container under the spare tire for small parts and tools and manuals go in the shelf above the cutoff switch.
 

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Bob Hughes

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Just get one of the small plastic storage boxes with the snap on top and keep all tools in there.

Philistine :peaceful:

Me - I roll my tools in a freebee cloth shoulder bag with the Audi logo on it. Not elegant but keeps 'em in order.


:cheers:

Bob
 
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