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PowerTank mounting

Where is everyone mounting their PowerTanks?

I just picked up a 15lb PowerTank and I'd like to keep it in the Jeep, but having 2 car seats in the back my space is very limited.


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Where is everyone mounting their PowerTanks?

I just picked up a 15lb PowerTank and I'd like to keep it in the Jeep, but having 2 car seats in the back my space is very limited.


Any ideas?
PowerTank bracket mounted to C-pillar of roll bar?

If the location's not good for you, I can at least vouch for PowerTank's brackets.

I bought one of their brackets designed for a different tank, and modified it to hold a completely different tank.

It's just aluminum sheet that's been through an NC punch press and bent to shape, but well engineered and executed IMHO.
Hardware provided was good quality, and I'm picky about that stuff.
A bracket they make specifically for one of their tanks should be a sweet installation with no snags.

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Only once have I had my tank in with the back seat in place (2dr). I used a tie down strap, with the tank standing up, sitting in the floor, driver side, I ran the strap through the handle to the tank and around the roll bar. It didn't flip or anything. Not a permanent setup but it worked to get it filled. I only have it when wheeling, in which case my seat is out. Then I stand it up and use the hoops for the rear seat to strap it standing up. Also strap down my hi- lift and tool bags. I'll post a pic of that setup when I get on my comp.


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I have mine mounted on the top side of the rear roll bar drop on our 4dr using PT's bracket. The 10 lb fits perfectly with the hard top in place.

If you have a 2dr I think you could get away with running the bracket on the bottom side of the bar and still clear the seats.

I have been thinking about installing a C-Pillar kit, or using a clamp with a piece of tube to mount the tank more vertically under the bar. This would need to be done in the event that I decide to purchase a trektop.

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I got the Power Tank mounting kit with it and planned on putting it on the C-Pillar behind the rear seat.
But with all the hard plastic shit in the back with the new interior it doesn't sit low enough without bulging the top of my soft top.


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I got the Power Tank mounting kit with it and planned on putting it on the C-Pillar behind the rear seat.
But with all the hard plastic shit in the back with the new interior it doesn't sit low enough without bulging the top of my soft top.
Hey Abacabb, don't know what you're referring to as a "c pillar," so it's hard to visualize what you're working with. I have the Poison Spyder C Pillar kit in mine, so I know how that works, but it almost sounds like you're mounting yours on the rear diagonal brace, which technically I think would be a "D Pillar."

You can check my build thread (link in sig) to see how I mounted mine, but it's a 10# and I don't think you can fit a 15# there even if you remove the handle. You may already know this, but for the sake of those who may not, horizontal mounting is fine for storage and transportation, but the tank must be at least angled upward for use because the CO2 is liquified under pressure.

I agree with ExWrench about the quality of PT's mounting hardware. I just wish the brackets were designed with the bolt heads on the outside of the clamp rather than inside the bracket. Their way is more secure (maybe what they're after?) but in a tight mounting location it's a pain to get right because the tank can't be in the bracket while you're tightening it down.

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Hey Abacabb, don't know what you're referring to as a "c pillar," . . . it almost sounds like you're mounting yours on the rear diagonal brace, which technically I think would be a "D Pillar."
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Hey Abacabb, don't know what you're referring to as a "c pillar," so it's hard to visualize what you're working with. I have the Poison Spyder C Pillar kit in mine, so I know how that works, but it almost sounds like you're mounting yours on the rear diagonal brace, which technically I think would be a "D Pillar."

You can check my build thread (link in sig) to see how I mounted mine, but it's a 10# and I don't think you can fit a 15# there even if you remove the handle. You may already know this, but for the sake of those who may not, horizontal mounting is fine for storage and transportation, but the tank must be at least angled upward for use because the CO2 is liquified under pressure.

I agree with ExWrench about the quality of PT's mounting hardware. I just wish the brackets were designed with the bolt heads on the outside of the clamp rather than inside the bracket. Their way is more secure (maybe what they're after?) but in a tight mounting location it's a pain to get right because the tank can't be in the bracket while you're tightening it down.
This is what I was referring to.
But the new interior has hard plastic along the back that doesn't like to be manipulated.



I may just have to mess around with it sometime today.

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This is what I was referring to.
But the new interior has hard plastic along the back that doesn't like to be manipulated.
Seeing that you are running 40's, I assume you are into modding things… You really going to let a little piece of plastic stand in your way?

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Seeing that you are running 40's, I assume you are into modding things… You really going to let a little piece of plastic stand in your way?
Lol, touché.
I took the plastic off earlier and it's still too long.

I'll probably end up just strapping it down in the back when I need it.


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Yeah, my bad. I got 4 door tunnel vision there for a second.

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