Fire Extinguisher Bracket

I wanted to carry a decent fire extinguisher in my truck.  After some research, I decided on a 10 pound Amerex ABC Dry Chemical extinguisher.  After I got it home, I realized it is about 1″ too high to fit in the bed of my truck when mounted in a vertical position.  I did quite a bit of searching online for a horizontal mount bracket that would securely hold it, but didn’t find anything that I really liked, so it was time to build one.

I didn’t take any in progress photos, but here is the final product all powder coated and ready to go.

I started with a piece of 1″x 1/2″x1/8″ steel channel welded into a cross.  I took a piece of 5″ schedule 40 steel pipe and cut a 1″ section from it and cut that ring in half and welded it to the ends to form the arms.  The arms are lined with a piece of rubber to lessen the vibration.  To secure the extinguisher in the bracket, I used a piece of 1″ 22 gauge stainless steel with a tension latch riveted to the end.

I set two 1/4-20 rivnuts in the side of the truck bed, and bolted the bracket to it with some stainless steel bolts.  Here is the finished project with the extinguisher installed.


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