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Old 06-16-2009, 05:21 AM   #1
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Default it shows how it mounts the tank or it gets the hose again (v. trunk-mounted tank)

2.5 gallon tank mounted in the trunk. I rigged up some ghetto-*** eyebolts and cable and hated how it came out, so now I'm back to square one.

Who among you has a trunk-mounted water tank and how did you mount it? I am thinking maybe just ratchet straps and eyebolts in the floor?
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i glued my gallon to a peice of wood and bolted the **** down and the 1/2 gallon other tank i have in line is bolted to the back of the trunk. I would get some steal bands bend em up drill holes and viola done.
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+1 on that,Use Aluminum instead.
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Not a 2.5 gal, but:







The tank has mounting tabs, which made it easier. The black material bolted to the trunk floor is plywood. Two T-nuts are installed into the underside of it for the tank retaining bolts to screw into.
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So, Joe. You've removed your jack - or at least made it impossible to get out - and you still have the jack handle in there? WTF?
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So, Joe. You've removed your jack - or at least made it impossible to get out - and you still have the jack handle in there? WTF?
The jack sits on the floor behind the driver's seat. I saw no reason to relocate the jack handle.
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So, Joe. You've removed your jack - or at least made it impossible to get out - and you still have the jack handle in there? WTF?
why the hell do you have 40 lbs of jack in your car anyway mine has been sitting in the garae for years.
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why the hell do you have 40 lbs of jack in your car anyway mine has been sitting in the garae for years.
I have a jack, two stands and two tool kits in my trunk, and a subwoofer :P
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Wtf the jack cannot be 40lb (or am I just a bit dense this morning)
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I have a jack, two stands and two tool kits in my trunk, and a subwoofer :P
and a giant roll of plastic
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why the hell do you have 40 lbs of jack in your car anyway mine has been sitting in the garae for years.

**** breaks, tires go flat.. My insurance reimburses for local tows, however its still out of pocket expense. They won't reimburse me for a tow in the middle of nowhere to my house, however. Better safe than sorry.
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do you hear that Precious? Its going to get the hose.
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oh noooes!!1
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Hehehe.

I think the jack that came with my car weighs ~5 lbs, and it tucks in neatly in that little space on the floor behind the driver's seat. I have a fire extinguisher in the space behind the pax seat. In the trunk, I keep a gym bag containing a 12v tire inflater, a tire plugging kit (the kind with a gun that shoots mushroom plugs), a spare quart of oil and a small funnel, leather gloves, pressure gauge, windex, a roll of paper towels, etc. A set of heavy jumper cables tuck up into the tunnel forward of where the spare tire used to be. And yes, I still have room for groceries.
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Hehehe.

A set of heavy jumper cables tuck up into the tunnel forward of where the spare tire used to be. And yes, I still have room for dead hookers.
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AAA FTW 60 mile tow radius And the spare jack etc all adds up to a good chunk of wieght.
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do you hear that Precious? Its going to get the hose.
more pictures pls, or i turns the hose on
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AAA FTW 60 mile tow radius And the spare jack etc all adds up to a good chunk of wieght.
Why squabble about a few pounds of weight on a street car? Just turn up the power.
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I've wondered why someone hasn't found a tank that will drop down into the jack opening in the trunk that Joe's sits on top of. Should be some kind of durable tank out there that will fit that opening. A 1 gallon tank could be hidden completely there. A 2 to 2.5 gallon would sit up like Joe's does but with 1/2 of it in that well. Just thinking about keeping the center of gravity low.
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AAA FTW 60 mile tow radius And the spare jack etc all adds up to a good chunk of wieght.
Stock jack: 5 lbs
Set of jumper cables: 3 lbs
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