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Technical Let's See How You Mounted a Fire Extinguisher In Your Car

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Blues4U, Apr 11, 2019.

  1. chrome and in sight, within easy reach. DSCF4407.JPG
  2. on my 39 G.M.C. I had space on the running board IMG_4843.JPG .
  3. 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. IMG_4844.JPG
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  4. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,880

    from So Cal

    I think chrome makes it easier, by making it more attractive.
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  5. 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 12470811353_938c5a6fd1_c.jpg
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  6. BoilermakerDave
    Joined: Mar 3, 2016
    Posts: 267

    from Las Vegas

    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.
  7. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 8,217


    Parallel to the seat frame base on my 35 Chebby. Being an open car, out of sight, out of mind.
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  8. Under the passenger seat in my Centre Door T

    P1050907.JPG P1050908.JPG

    By the drivers seat in my COE
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  9. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,015

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    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. ;) 49D86128-9B4A-4D00-B67B-8F7105A77D1D.jpeg
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  10. 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.
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  11. brianf31
    Joined: Aug 11, 2003
    Posts: 602


  12. GENIUS!!!
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  13. thanks
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  14. alfin32
    Joined: Jun 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,401

    from Essex, Ma.

    image.jpeg image.jpeg Both trunk mounted and easy to get to, but after reading this thread I'll look at interior options.
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  15. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,876

    Bandit Billy

    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.
  16. LAROKE
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,731


    Passenger side kick panel - my '37 Chevy pickup

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  17. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 7,600


    Every car has a 5 lb Halotron in a old crate in the back (wagon and panel), behind the seat in the '47.
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  18. 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.
    FireExt.jpg 59ElCaminoInterior2.JPG
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  19. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,552

    from Colorado

    Passenger side front of seat. Is it really true that chrome extinguishers put fires out faster?
  20. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,880

    from So Cal

    I don't know about that, but you look much cooler doing it! :D
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  22. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,880

    from So Cal

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  24. Lowbuckbuilder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2018
    Posts: 140

    from San Diego

    Thats the one i have. It’s well worth the money spent
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  26. djfordmanjack
    Joined: Apr 10, 2010
    Posts: 26

    from Austria

    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.
    57CS fire ex 5s.jpg 57CS fire ex 6s.jpg 57CS fire ex 2s.jpg 57CS fire ex 4s.jpg PICT5878.JPG
  27. manyolcars
    Joined: Mar 30, 2001
    Posts: 8,371


    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.
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  28. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    Same thought for buildings. Close to door, leave, reenter to deal with fire.
    Good comment
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  29. Shutter Speed
    Joined: Feb 2, 2017
    Posts: 841

    Shutter Speed

    Very cool, AND on-topic!
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