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About rickeieio

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  • Birthday 01/26/1954

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    lawrenceburg, in
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  1. rickeieio

    Getting ready to head to Arizona

    I have a some plastic tool boxes with the semi-transparent snap in trays on top that I use for different tasks. The biggest is my electrical repair box with connectors, wire, zip ties, tape 12 v. soldering iron, heat shrink, volt meter, etc. Another has all my air fittings, governor, scraps of air line, DOT fitting repair parts, etc. On top of these, I carry a fair amount of tools. Dedicated to the truck is a set of Torx bits and Torx screw drivers. I also have one of those cheap plastic ford-out tool kits, I believe it's a Stanley brand. Almost junk, but they'll get you out of a jam. Couple of hammers, and the sense to know when to NOT use them. Vise grips, and get the real deal, not the cheap imitations. Same with slip joint pliers. Buy the best.
  2. rickeieio

    2007 VNL 780 Bolt on bumper pull hitch

    I currently have a single receiver, but am pondering adding two more and a bumper. By putting two more receivers, a foot on either side of center, I could have a very stable rack to carry things, or mount a box.
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    South Carolina State Transport Police encounter

    Had a similar thing happen to me last winter in West Texas. Things went real smooth after I handed him the 3 ring binder with all my paperwork in sleeves. Thanks Phil.
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    Cleaning Windshield Safely

    Long handled scrubber/squeegee. I'm not allowed on ladders (sez the bride) unless a second adult is nearby, after my tumble in the shop, and a trip to the emergency room.
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    Alternator charge gauge/amp meter

    JC Whitney used to have a volt meter that plugged in the cigar lighter......😁
  6. Dave, Maybe we'll meet out on the road. My brides been officially retired for a couple of years, but she's always helping me on the farm, and helping with grandkids. Now that I've exited the rat race as well, we hope to spend more time wandering about and riding the scenic and curvy roads.
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    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    Hmmm, that would keep her from being distracted by scenery when she's supposed to be navigating.
  8. rickeieio

    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    You guys are giving lots of ideas. Maybe make up a divided box with a couple of pouches on the passenger side, and have it strap to the shift tower, secured by velcro for easy access to the rear. I may build this during our winter trip as I'm sure there will be some down days to fill.
  9. rickeieio

    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    Yes, that's another reason to get rid of the milk crate.
  10. rickeieio

    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    That sounds interesting. You can send pics to my email. It's at the bottom of my signature below.
  11. rickeieio

    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    Thanks for the ideas. You have me thinking about making up something out of cardboard and tape, then fiber glassing it. Light, but sturdy. The milk crate is difficult to slide out of the way when you want to get to the fridge, and has no dividers. I like the items Kevin linked, but didn't find dimensions. (edit: found dimensions under "product detail") Vern, your solution looks nice. I wonder if I could do something like that and add velcro cup holders to the lid.......
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    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    Wife is pushing for this, because it never fails that when I ask her to look up something in the atlas or on the iPad, it's sifted to the bottom of the milk crate. Then if several of us are going to supper, and we're using the truck as a taxi, said milk crate is in the way. Just looking for a simple solution before I fab up something on a swing away arm with a roller and cup holders, electrical outlets, etc.
  13. rickeieio

    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    I would have expected that out of Paul G, but not you............🤣
  14. rickeieio

    Volvo "Console" Ideas please

    We have a 2001 Volvo 770 w/ gen 1 Eaton auto-shift. We currently use a milk crate to stow things like the atlas, brochures, snacks, camera, binoculars, anything you might want to grab while in transit. We'd really like something with the ability to keep things organized, yet easily moved to gain access to the rear, for passengers, or to grab a snack or beverage from the refrigerator. Knowing this crowd, I'm sure there are some creative solutions to our dilemma. I'd like to hear what y'all have done, before trying to re-invent the wheel.