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post #1 of 18 Old 06-27-2010, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Write up - $20 Quick Release Fire Extiguisher Mount





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4lb Kidde Refillable Fire Extinguisher - Metal nozzle
4' Aluminum Angle
2 - 1/4-20 x 1" bolts
2 - 1/4-20 nylon lock nut
2 - 3"-5" band clamp
2 - 5"-7" band clamp
1 - 3/8" ball lock pin
4 - 1/4" lock washers



Cut 3 pieces of the aluminum angle 8" long. (it just looked like the right length)



Drill a 1/4" hole 1" from each end. Bolt the two pieces together using (EDIT) two 1/4" lock washers in the middle. Next, drill a 3/8" hole 3" from one end.



This next part you're going to have to free hand. I used a demel tool with a cutoff wheel. I drilled small holes to make the radius at the end and then cleaned it up with the wheel.



Put the pieces together and mark the hole for the 3/8" pin and drill it.






I didn't have a good way to slice a 1/2" slot into the aluminum angle so I drilled 1/8" holes and then used the dremel cut-off wheel to knock out the middle and clean it up the best that I could . Not pretty but it worked


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Finished Product. Hope y'all like it. It took me about 90 minutes to make.















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Nice job Mike. Looks great.
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great invention!

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looks awesome! don't see why it wouldn't hold up either. i like it!

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That's pretty good work, but does it' cost $40? I didn't think so.

I just paid $40 for the same thing from Poly, so there.

Nice job man.

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very nicely done!

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Looks good. You should get some tube webbing and run the hose clamps through webbing before installing them. That would hide the hose clamps.

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Not trying to hijack but for $20/22 I would get this:




http://www.safaristraps.com/shop?pag...category_id=29


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No offense to Safari Straps, but I like this invention better. Pull one pin and off it comes for use rather than fumbling with velcro straps to take off or put back.

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Not trying to hijack but for $20/22 I would get this:
That hold his 10 pound fire extinguisher?? The quick release is faster as well.

I think my only concern with his setup is the two hose clamps on the roll bar side. I'd imagine with the weight and vibration of that 10lbr moving around, they may give. But I'm not sure how much they'll really hold up to.

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No offense to Safari Straps, but I like this invention better. Pull one pin and off it comes for use rather than fumbling with velcro straps to take off or put back.
The beauty of Jeeping....everyone has their preferences!
I love ingenuity of BigMike's project I just don't have the patience to do it myself sometimes!


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Innovative design & decent execution given the tools you had to work with. I like what Corey suggested- but more than just for looks. Inserting a couple lengths of rubber tubing around the bands would keep the bands from eventually tearing into the roll-cage material.

I also agree that this type of design would be slightly quicker to remove (especially in a panic), than fumbling with the strap method. Maybe by only a few seconds, but seconds count when something or someone is burning.


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Thanks for the comments. Great suggestion on the tubing guys, I'll give it a shot.

This one is a 4lb. bottle.

I pretty much copied the Poly design. I was going to order it but I wanted it today. Plus the best price I saw was $65.

I like the Safari Straps but I wanted something immediate in an emergency. That is why I made it so it would drop down when the pin is pulling instead of the other way around.

I also have a $18 bottle (read: cheap) FE that I'm mounting to the passenger side seat down low.


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Nice and resourceful. Looks good and strong.

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Thanks John.

I rotated and lowered the bottle a little this morning. Also added an important sticker to it.

I'm going to make a modification tonight. Since the nylon spacer between the two aluminum pieces on the receiver are a 1/4", and the single aluminum angle on the bottle is 1/8", there is a little slop. I'll remove the spacers tonight and cut each one down to 3/16". That should give it a perfect fit.



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The beauty of Jeeping....everyone has their preferences!
I love ingenuity of BigMike's project I just don't have the patience to do it myself sometimes!
absolutely....there are so many different solutions out there to accomodate personal interest on how to build a Jeep the way someone wants it. Jeep individuality is great!

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When I got home from work, I removed the mount and took it apart. I replaced the nylon spacers with lock washers (1/4" ID is 1/2" OD). The nylon spacers were 1/4" and the bar on the FE was only 1/8" making it a bit sloppy.

Well, two 1/4" lock washers are about 9/64" which gave me a nice and snug fit but the FE still drops right out of the receiver. It is exactly how I envision it fitting now. I'll post some pictures soon.


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