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Hey guys

 

Anyone with an FG mounted a fire extinguisher (accessible to driver) for track days etc and would you happen to have a few pics of what you've done? Was thinking off the front passenger seat bolts but theres those plastic trim pieces over them from memory and I'd rather leave them on but not keen to drill any new holes in the car. 

 

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There was a setup for the b series which has the same rails as the fg.

There was a group buy on AFF a while back but after a quick google I did find a bracket kit available from www.thebraketeer.com
Looks half decent.

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Thanks mate, yeah I saw those ones but only got 2 and a half weeks until I need it I think ordering something from the US will be pushing my luck..

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I'd happily pay for one if you have the time! I'm not home until a day before the event so I really would like to purchase something rather than knock it up myself at the last second

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I've got one in my F6 you can use in a pinch.

 

MK1 needs the trim removed Mk2 is planned to be able to be installed with the trims in place.

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I made one from some scrap steel that I picked up from the tip. This is the second one I've made, first was for my old XR5 and that was much simpler and sturdier. This one is a few pieces bolted together but it's been passed multiple times by some of the pickiest CAMS scrutineers I've come across. It holds a 2kg extinguisher which was a requirement for an event I was entering, most general track days only require 1kg. Trim doesn't fit over the top, couldn't be bothered designing something that looked good, just needed to be functional and easy to install/remove.

 

 

 

 

 

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hmm was gonna try bend up something out of ally flat bar but might be a little tricky. Any pics of what you've done Ralph Wiggum?

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10 hours ago, Lennox said:

hmm was gonna try bend up something out of ally flat bar but might be a little tricky. Any pics of what you've done Ralph Wiggum?

I was trying to find some pics as I did one for my car and one for @turboknapp but can't find them

 

I used some 25 *3mm flat ally, cut and tigged the inboard at an angle and tigged another standoff on the other end for the outboard mount. 

 

EDIT: Best Pics I can find. Will grab a couple of it installed tonight.

 

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Yeah sweet thanks for that that's kinda what I was planning, similar to furiousgibbons too. I might just have to cut/ bend it up out of a sheet of metal though as I have no welder/no idea how to weld haha.

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These are bought brackets. The ones I will make will attach to the seat and move with it. But this did the job for racewars

 

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#bracketwars2018

 

Seat slides over the extinguisher, trim pieces would fit with some minor trimming. Can knock one out next week if you like.

 

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I will take 2 please, can you mod the bracket so the trims fit back on with no trimming. Mine do.

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@ralph wiggum if you have time it would be massively appreciated. Let me know how much u want for it and I'd have to pick it up on Friday 1st of sept. If that's no good I can see if my wife will pick it up

One more thing... for race wars did you need to get your extinguishers professionally tested and tagged or was a brand new one with a tag sufficient?

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Depends on the scrutineer, most of the guys at open track days just look to see you have an extinguisher and that it's firmly fixed to the car. Others (the ones at the rallysprints are very picky) check tag and sometimes even the date stamp on the bottom of the extinguisher (supposed to be less than 2 years since manufacture date). You can get them tested/tagged for $5-10 at any fire services shop

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