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Old 01-15-2019, 09:47 PM
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Are most people using the one from vetteworks? I'm leaning that way as well but I came across one called the Bracketeer on amazon and was wondering if anyone uses that in their car? I'd like one where I can just use the seat mount bolts. I should be using a 1.5 - 2.5lb BC rated extinguisher correct?

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Old 01-15-2019, 10:09 PM
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I use an Allstar quick release bracket and its currently mounted between the seats so I can reach it quickly and easily
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:27 PM
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between the seats? do you have a pic of the install? I would imagine there is really no room between the seats so that's why I was planning to floor mount it.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:33 PM
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I have it right on top of the short wall horizontal between the seats. Its not the best location for the surface area to mount it. I need to make a vertical extension or beef up the top of that short wall. I'll try and fins a pic or take one
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:37 PM
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Oh okay I see what you mean.
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Old 01-16-2019, 04:41 AM
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made a bracket at work back in Sept '13


mounts on front seat bolts


can move seat ****, but i have seat all the way back so no need to move it.

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If you're going to mount at the front of the seat, consider attaching it to the seat frame so it'll move back and forth with the seat, not that they get moved much...
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Ebay sells either the Drake, UTZ or RZR fire extinguisher mount and while mine is similar, I can still move the seat forward, though it's mounted to the floor. Check the height as mine is slightly lower profile.
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good ideas, i'll probably go with the floor mount connected to the seat bolts. Anyone Velcro a fire extinguisher in one of the storage compartments? or is that frowned upon? seems a lot cheaper to buy a fire extinguisher and use double sided Velcro tape and put it in the centre storage compartment
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Guilty. Walmart, ABC red unit. Lays on top of the battery. Not the best location, but better than nothing. And yes, both battery posts have plastic covers so the extinguisher can not short-out anything. Wouldn't that be a ironic story?
Fire extinguisher starts fire. Film at eleven.

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If you're going to mount at the front of the seat, consider attaching it to the seat frame so it'll move back and forth with the seat, not that they get moved much...
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was going to do that, but since i have the seat all the way back, was easier just to mount on floor frame bolts.

if i ever get around to install new carpet then will look at seat frame mounting....

was always on my list of things to change, but not a high priority,
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My seat is mostly all the way back as well, I just didn't like the big gap that ended up on some that were mounted to the floor far enough ahead for the seat to slide forward.
Since everything was apart and I was making the mount I attached it to the bottom of the seat frame and kept it tucked in as tight as possible without hitting anything


Not that it really matters one way or another, as usually just over-thinking simple things to make them more complicated
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lots of good ideas here, im leaning towards the cheaper route at this point lol....I've spent too much money on the car, I should really hold off on anything else until next year. But I will have an extinguisher in there whether its Velcroed in the back or I buy the mount....I don't think I would drive the vette without one onboard.
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I made my own bracket ,and it sits right in front of the passenger seat!
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I rapped a towel around mine and put it in the passenger side jack box. Only thing is in a panic it might be a bit harder to get to so it is on top. The box does not have the liner in it and I was able to get the jack, pry bar, jumper cables and extinguisher in it. The driver and passenger areas are so tight that I did not want to put it in the front.

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We made this bracket 30 years ago
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Originally Posted by titanle View Post
Are most people using the one from vetteworks? I'm leaning that way as well but I came across one called the Bracketeer on amazon and was wondering if anyone uses that in their car? I'd like one where I can just use the seat mount bolts. I should be using a 1.5 - 2.5lb BC rated extinguisher correct?

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Ive not yet got it in, but Simon (Bracketeer) is a straight shooter.
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Thanks for the info!
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Mount it somewhere were it won't become a projectile in an accident.
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....I've spent too much money on the car, I should really hold off on anything else until next year.
Not from what I've seen of your posts. When you get up around $25,000 like some of us fools then you can say that and we gladly just keep on spending making them better. T

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