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Where to mount an air tank?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by shanegtr, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. shanegtr

    shanegtr

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    I've tried searching but couldnt find what I was after. Has any one got any photos of where you mounted up your air tanks. Im going to be using a modifed 9 litre fire extinguisher. Looking under the cruiser this arvo and theres not really any free captive nuts in the chassis. Im not going to put it where the spare used to sit, as that will be taken up with fuel tank shortly. I was thinking behind the bullbar where the winch would normally be.
    Any thoughts
     
  2. loquito

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    That is where mine is.
    And there is still room for the winch.
    http://www.george4wd.taskled.com/compressor.html
    not my sight. look twards the bottom for the tank.
     
  3. 98 SNAKE EATER

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    On my Previa, I had one mounted in a case on the roof....


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    But for the LC, I plan on mounting 2 tanks directly to the rack....






    Rick
     
  4. shanegtr

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    Well I think Im going to put it under the passanger floor(US drivers). I found a couple of captive nuts in the chassis that will do the trick and its not going to take up any space thats likely to get used for anything in the future. Should be a simple bracket to make up as well which is a bonus
     
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    I originall had mine behind the bull bar. I used a set of Rhino pole carrier brackets to mount it. When i changed to a whinch bar and winch i moved it to the rear cross member as the spare is on tyre carrier. Shoud be a pic in write up for ROTW
     
  6. DanKunz

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    air...

    I have mine up under the rear since I have no plans for aux tanks and the spare is on the rear bumper:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. shanegtr

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    Change of plan again:rolleyes:
    Im going back to behind the bull bar, however Im now making a custom stainless tank. SO it should leave enough room for a winch if I ever get one. Sticking it up its bum like DanKunz would be good, but once I put the 190L fuel tank in there it wont have any room:lol: . Making this air tank has got me thinking about making a water tank as well - which is why I went back to behind the bar for the air tank - I can make a bigger tank for the water under the passangers floor
     
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    mine is behind the bullbar
     
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    i've been looking into this also. There seems to be enough room for a long 6" (2 gallon) diameter tank running just above the spare tire support up under the back of your truck. you could keep the current spare if this is done
     
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    It was a mission welding the tank up, but I had nothing better to do a work on nightshift:D Turned out I only had 2 pinhole leaks which showed up at the hydro test. I tell you what, pressure testing your own welding isnt the most fun I've had
     
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    You boys got any concerns about what might happen if those air tanks explode?

    Seems like having them in the sliders and under the passenger compartment would be a bit risky.
     
  13. alia176

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    nothing will happen when any of these tanks sprout a leak. The air would simply hiss out. If you are able to bust open a .120" (some even go thicker) wall thickness sliders then you may have other issues!!
     
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    So, I'm safe with the air tank sliders? I like the idea of a multi-tasking slider.
    Step, armour, and air. Very nice.
     
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    Yes, you'll be fine! This concept has been around the 4x4 world for years. So many roll cages, tubular bumpers, etc have been used for air reservoirs!
     
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    My tanks under the rear are from a contractor compressor setup...they are as thick as scuba tanks. If I hit one hard enough for an explosive failure I have two problems: 1) I hit it too hard, 2) something was wrong with my 150psi pressure switch.
     
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    The MetalTech sliders have a couple mounting tabs upon which you can mount an air tank. Check them out if you haven't already built/bought sliders. Pretty sweet.