Powertank now mounted and filled.

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Powertank now mounted and filled.

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Post by wb6twl » Tue Nov 01, 2011 7:03 pm

Well, I've finally got the new Powertank CO2 tank that I won at BorregoFest 2011 (Thanks again, Cruiserlarry!) filled and mounted. I didn't have many options, so this is what I came up with:

Purchased 12"x24" diamond plate at Lowes, hacked off an 8"x12" section and mounted the Superbracket onto the plate and then mounted the whole assembly to a spot in the bed of my Ranger. I had to dodge a tie down spot and tried to keep it upright and out of the way so it wouldn't get damaged when I put other items into the bed. I also put some truck door moulding onto the exposed edge of the plate so I wouldn't lacerate myself when using the tie down point.

I cut out a 7"x7" piece of 2" thick foam to put under the tank to help support the tank and to help insulate it from the floor of the bed for shock relief. Here's some pix:
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Post by Crismateski » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:02 pm

Nice, I am hoping to get a tank for my truck soon, do you have a shot from a little farther back?

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Post by wb6twl » Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:57 pm

I'll try to post one or two in a day or so. I took these pix with my Blackberry and thought they would be far enough away BUT, my Blackberry surprised me with very good pix resolution.

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Post by Crismateski » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:30 pm

Thanks, I was about to get one for my truck a couple weeks ago and life found other uses for my funds, but it is still top of my list to do. I just want to see more of an overview of how it sits in the truck, so i can have a starting point on figuring out what will work for me.

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Post by wb6twl » Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:09 pm

When I post the pix, you'll understand why I mounted it where I did.
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Post by wb6twl » Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:17 pm

Here's more of an overall layout of the bed of my truck. Kinda busy in this bed.
The black w/red stripe tubes are made from 3" ABS and hold the coiled hose (longer tube) and the tire chuck, fittings and tire deflators (shorter tube). This way they are better protected and not easily lost.
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Post by DaveK » Sun Nov 06, 2011 12:05 pm

Steve:

Very clean set-up. Nice work.
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Post by wb6twl » Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:23 pm

Thanks, Dave. I know it's a far cry from being as complete as Ollie's rig, but, maybe one day.

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Post by Crismateski » Mon Nov 07, 2011 2:06 pm

Thanks for the photos, sure makes my couple of milk crates ratchet strapped against the cab look cheap though.
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Post by OLLIE » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:09 pm

Great install Steve.
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