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

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  1. tb33anda3rd
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    chrome and in sight, within easy reach. DSCF4407.JPG
     
  2. tb33anda3rd
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    on my 39 G.M.C. I had space on the running board IMG_4843.JPG .
     
  3. tb33anda3rd
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    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
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    I think chrome makes it easier, by making it more attractive.
     
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  5. tb33anda3rd
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.
    Todd
     
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  11. brianf31
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  12. GENIUS!!!
     
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  13. tb33anda3rd
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    thanks
     
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  14. alfin32
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    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
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    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.
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  16. LAROKE
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    Passenger side kick panel - my '37 Chevy pickup

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  17. Every car has a 5 lb Halotron in a old crate in the trunk/back.
     
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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
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    Passenger side front of seat. Is it really true that chrome extinguishers put fires out faster?
     
  20. Blues4U
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    I don't know about that, but you look much cooler doing it! :D
     
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  22. Blues4U
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  24. Lowbuckbuilder
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    Thats the one i have. It’s well worth the money spent
     
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  26. djfordmanjack
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    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
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    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
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    Same thought for buildings. Close to door, leave, reenter to deal with fire.
    Good comment
     
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  29. Shutter Speed
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    Very cool, AND on-topic!
     
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