Rear quarter panel compressor mount? (1 Viewer)

cruxarche

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I am mounting a Viair 400c compressor in the rear quarter panel of my 80. The evolve mount is designed for this compressor and I know people have mounted them on the wheel well. If I mount the bracket directly the curvature of the wheel well prevents the bracket from sitting flatly. Any suggestions on how to mount this would be appreciated. Nothing came up in search.
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Why does the compressor need to be mounted level?
 

cruxarche

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Why does the compressor need to be mounted level?
I am pursuing a better connection between the wheel well and the bracket. The compressor does not need to be level. Rubber Washers as spacers were suggested so I am going to try them out.
 
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How big is that compressor? You could hang the truck on that bracket!
 
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That is a bracket, for sure.
 
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I like your bracket, I wish I could mount my air compressor on that barcket!!! Is that a standard bolt pattern???
 

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I like your bracket, I wish I could mount my air compressor on that barcket!!! Is that a standard bolt pattern???
Here is the link. These particular brackets are designed specifically for the viair compressors.

 
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I cut few 2x4s and used them to level the space and put my Viair 400C right on top - works fine but ugly as donkey doodoo when the trim is off...
 

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Turns out that Bracket wont work for my, application. In order to fit the compressor needs to be mounted low in the widest section of the compartment just above the wheel well. The bracket raises the compressor into the narrower section of the compartment and forces it into the quarter panel sheet metal and/or the interior of the cargo bay. I am mounting it directly to the wheel well.
 

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This is a modified bracket from Viair
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With a Puma compressor ;) kicks A$$

Thanks Phil
 

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This is my daughter’s first real diy Project. It is not going to win any beauty awards but should be safe and very functional when done. We are using what we can find in the garage and a lot of creativity. it’s a crash course in 12V, pressure switches, relays, and a whole lot more.

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