The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blues4U, Apr 11, 2019.
chrome and in sight, within easy reach.
on my 39 G.M.C. I had space on the running board
vintage fire extinguisher , I cut the bottom out of. it slides over a can I built, and bolted to the running board, to hold the "real" one. gravity holds it in place and it lifts off easily.
I think chrome makes it easier, by making it more attractive.
yep, and you can get away with a larger one.
I put it right where dad did when he first built it.
as seen in hop-up magazine 1962
The only time I’ve needed mine (so far) is when I came up on a girl screaming “my bike is on fire!” And sure enough, a really nice, clean panhead bobber was on fire. I yanked out my fire extinguisher and by the time I got to her bike, another guy had put out the fire with Gatorade. Damn. Some mook got to be the hero using Gatorade. She was cute, too.
Parallel to the seat frame base on my 35 Chebby. Being an open car, out of sight, out of mind.
Under the passenger seat in my Centre Door T
By the drivers seat in my COE
Right behind the seat in the lidded storage area we refer to as the “hold”,one in the trunk also in case the portable grill sets the grass on fire.
All of my freightliners have them mounted on the drivers door sill. they are between the seat base and the door. My divers have used them a few times putting out fires in DD cars when making deliveries.
Both trunk mounted and easy to get to, but after reading this thread I'll look at interior options.
I wanted it where I could access it in the fastest manner. Since I have suicide doors I chose the steering column. I have practiced grabbing it on my way out and it works. Make sure it out of the way of your clutch foot.
Passenger side kick panel - my '37 Chevy pickup
Every car has a 5 lb Halotron in a old crate in the trunk/back.
I had mine easy access in a box behind the seat in my 59 ElCamino. Just make sure the pin stays in before you stack things on top of it, this happened during Drag Week a few years ago made a big mess.
Passenger side front of seat. Is it really true that chrome extinguishers put fires out faster?
I don't know about that, but you look much cooler doing it!
I just remembered what the brand name for the fire extinguisher bracket was and where I got it. There is a downside to destroying receipts after determining that the part fit! See: https://www.amazon.com/Bracketeer-Extinguisher-Bracket-Universal-Vehicles/dp/B015G3QXMY
Good info, thanks!
My 36PU but I like yours better, stock seat, road dust
Thats the one i have. It’s well worth the money spent
Wait, there was a 36 Ford in that pic?
in my 57 wagon. I also have a fire blanket stored on top of it.
cleaned off the modern sticker and used a generic 'newstalgia' decal from a British seller.
Having one in the trunk is similar to having one in the back of a pickup. When my 39 Ford pickup had an engine fire, the extinguisher in the bed was thoroughly satisfactory and I got the fire out with no damage to the truck.
Same thought for buildings. Close to door, leave, reenter to deal with fire.
Very cool, AND on-topic!
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