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Old 08-29-2013, 06:00 PM   #21
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The nylon one I posted has no clips. Just slips out the top. I was going to add a little velco flap on top to keep it in the thing. Easy pull and use. If you panic just pull on the extinguisher hard and over power the velcro.
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The nylon one I posted has no clips. Just slips out the top. I was going to add a little velco flap on top to keep it in the thing. Easy pull and use. If you panic just pull on the extinguisher hard and over power the velcro.
...slips out the top.

You are aware that in accidents, that 3-5 lb fire extinguisher might suddenly become a 180-300 lb (effective) projectile in your cabin?
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I'm hoping the pull handles have a cotter pin hole so that I can mount the tank in the trunk and still be able to arm/disarm the system from the driver's seat.

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I have a kit sitting in my storage room--currently waiting on a full cage to be put in my car--just checked the kit and both pull handles have the cotter pin hole.


ill take pics if you really want piece of mind, but theyre there.
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...slips out the top.

You are aware that in accidents, that 3-5 lb fire extinguisher might suddenly become a 180-300 lb (effective) projectile in your cabin?
Yes. Was only an idea and was going to try ideas for keeping it its holder. For me its mostly a street car and the few metal mounts I've seen tend to rattle after a while = annoying.
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Yes. Was only an idea and was going to try ideas for keeping it its holder. For me its mostly a street car and the few metal mounts I've seen tend to rattle after a while = annoying.
Oh, it's a street car. That's good, those never crash.
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Yes. Was only an idea and was going to try ideas for keeping it its holder. For me its mostly a street car and the few metal mounts I've seen tend to rattle after a while = annoying.
Buy a piece of rubber or perhaps a sheet of paper and put it in between that way when you pull the pin it forces it out.. it will stop it from rattling.
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I have a kit sitting in my storage room--currently waiting on a full cage to be put in my car--just checked the kit and both pull handles have the cotter pin hole.


ill take pics if you really want piece of mind, but theyre there.
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Mine is just in front of the harness bar running side to side screwed into the top of the package shelf. I can reach it with my harness attached if I'm trapped. I cannot reach the floor in front of my seat if I am trapped in my harness.
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What about the tranny tunnel on the passenger side? A lot more accessible than the passenger floor, especially when harnessed.
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Mine is just in front of the harness bar running side to side screwed into the top of the package shelf. I can reach it with my harness attached if I'm trapped. I cannot reach the floor in front of my seat if I am trapped in my harness.
Is that metal package shelf cover thick enough to hold it securely? Did you use come kind of backing plate to reinforce? I'm thinking that mounting there with a decent backing plate would work nicely. That area is otherwise not used for anything.
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Is that metal package shelf cover thick enough to hold it securely? Did you use come kind of backing plate to reinforce? I'm thinking that mounting there with a decent backing plate would work nicely. That area is otherwise not used for anything.
That was exactly my thought. If it would hold under a hard impact.
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That was exactly my thought. If it would hold under a hard impact.
Just strap it to the harness bar. Essentially the same location, and then you know it isn't going anywhere.
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Bolts and washers were used, not sheet metal screws or the like.
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I mounted mine to the cross bar off the main hoop. I used a regular fire extinguisher bracket which I attached to the bar with band clamps.
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There are plenty of dry powder or just gas systems. No need to use foam.
ABC Dry chem has the potential to destroy engine internals due to it's mica content. Halotron is a clean option.
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Just strap it to the harness bar. Essentially the same location, and then you know it isn't going anywhere.
True, but I don't think I could reach back like that with my harness on.

Maybe if I could figure out how to mount it so the va or would be right above the trunk/gas door release.
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Oh, it's a street car. That's good, those never crash.
Yes secure is important. I also don't want to have to listen to a bag of nails rattle every mile of a commute. Slip of paper or some rubber slipped in the metal mounts could work though.
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Whatever you do ensure you lube/grease the pin so it easily comes out when you pull it.
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Yes secure is important. I also don't want to have to listen to a bag of nails rattle every mile of a commute. Slip of paper or some rubber slipped in the metal mounts could work though.
A little piece of masking tape works fine.
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Yes secure is important. I also don't want to have to listen to a bag of nails rattle every mile of a commute. Slip of paper or some rubber slipped in the metal mounts could work though.
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A little piece of masking tape works fine.
I agree this would probably work. My friend used a few small pieces off of a sheet of notebook paper to get a rattle to go away in my car a few years back.
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