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Fire Extinguisher Install

Paraphoe

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Finally got around to installing my two H3R fire extinguishers today. I'd been running with a small $10 kitchen ABC for years, and seeing as the thought of watching my truck burn away in from of me makes me want to hang myself, I thought I'd upgrade. I got the two extinguishers below:

The black one: 2.5 Halguard Halotron clean agent extinguisher (no residue, no corrosion, etc)

The Red one: 2.5 MaxOut Automotive Dry Chem extinguisher

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I decided to mount them on the rear window sills. Because I'd be mounting into the plastic, I made sure the cut heavy metal brackets to increase the support for the mount so it wasn't just screws through plastic. The last thing I want is these things ripping out in an accident and becoming deadly projectiles. I also considered that they'll be in sunlight in the summer and could get pretty hot, but I know a good many people who have interior mounted extinguishers in similar locations without issue. The tint will help keep the sun at bay a bit, if if it's a bad heat wave, I can always cover them or pop them out.

Anyway, onto the install. The white brackets are the ones I created to increase support. Cut them from 1/4 steel and drilled them to match the brackets.

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I then lined the brackets up where I wanted them on the sills and drilled.


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Dropped the screws through the brackets and the steel braces:

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From underneath:


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Voila.


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Rinse and repeat for the reverse side:


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And the finished product:


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badge49

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Looks nice and clean! I mounted mine similarly. Since it doesn't get used (thankfully) it became a convenient spot to wedge gloves and glasses next to the window. I like the axe too, needs a halligan above it!
 






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Nice! :thumbsup:
 












Paraphoe

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Thanks guys. Badge - I can't find a reasonably priced halligan or it'd be there!
 






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That does look good Jason, see the reason you wanted to pull the panels out now :p:. Well another new idea for the Ex....
 












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Nice clean install. I mounted a rechargable tactical flashlight next to the rear lift gate lock switch along with a 12v DC outlet. Your install has inspired me. One question though. what did you use to mount the Axe to the back seat flap?? Does it have a quick release ability?
 






Paraphoe

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Nice clean install. I mounted a rechargable tactical flashlight next to the rear lift gate lock switch along with a 12v DC outlet. Your install has inspired me. One question though. what did you use to mount the Axe to the back seat flap?? Does it have a quick release ability?

It's actually kinda ghetto-rigged. I wanted a legit quick-release system, but after searching tirelessly and not wanting to spend $100 on a fire apparatus mounting system, I did the best I could. It's basically U-bolts bolted through the flap and secured with wing-nuts and on the reverse side. They're tight, but there isn't any excess thread, so it would only take a quick 2-3 turns on each nut for them to drop off. It's not ideal, but it's fast and it works.
 






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did those come with the mounting kit?
 






Paraphoe

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did those come with the mounting kit?

I do vaguely recall ordering the brackets in addition to the extinguishers. It wasn't cheap, but I'm honestly not 100% sure - you'd have to check the site.
 






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I really need to install an extinguisher in my B2. Only thing I can add to your cool install would be a leather sheath around the cutting edge of the ax. Not only for safety, but keep edge from rusting if some oil was put on first then sheath.
 






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