Runboard.com
You're welcome.
Australian X-Trail Website Members Rides

Site Search

Facebook Aussie Forum Website Twitter Aussie Forum Website YouTube Aussie Forum Website Flickr PhotoBucket MSN Messenger Skype RSS Feed Events Calendar Admin Mailbox Nissan Australia myNissan Capped Service Fuel Consumption Monitor Tyre Size Calculator Australian X-TRAIL Forum Live Chat

Forum Rules   
   Register for a free global account (learn about it) | LOG IN: globally (click here) (Lost Password?)




Page:
 1  2  3 

 
CharlieXT Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 10-2011
Location: UK
TOTAL POSTS: 81
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Fire Extinguisher


Hi Dave

Whilest I appreciate with your experience you will know where to drill a hole in a floor pan. I would not recommend any one to go drilling holes without the knowledege to do so safely, etc. SUVs offer particular issues with floor pans, spot welds in odd places, underseal and plastic trims, etc, as I am sure you know.

Previously owned Jeeps, 110 Defenders, SIIa & SIII Landrovers, V8 EFi and Carb Range Rovers, however I am new to the Nissan X-Trail and am taking the time to make sure I can get the best out of it, I do take your point there are many prefabricated holes that can be used, hence my previous posts, and why the forum is great place for people with the knowledge and wisdom to pass on their experience.

I am very aware that here in the UK if you go start drilling holes and fitting stuff it may affect your insurance, as it is no longer as it left the factory, yeah I know it makes no sense, but unfortunatley it is that way now.

Image

1 KG ABC Fire extinguisher bolted on to cross member, drivers seat (UK)

Seat fully back, to show mount. Stainless 6mm bolts with "penny" washers.


Last edited by CharlieXT, 28/Apr/2013, 8:23 am


---
2.2 YD ETi SVE - Geolanders AT-S - Whispbars - Sumpguard - CB - Mod Exhaust
28/Apr/2013, 8:07 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
Dave Trees Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 03-2013
Location: South Gippsland, Victoria
TOTAL POSTS: 24
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Fair call Charlie .... my comment was more that a couple of small holes through a pressed steel panel wouldn't significantly impact it's structural integrity .... especially if you are then bolting a bracket to it. I was assuming that one would always check for welds & other critical stuff first, before drilling !

My rally car has so many holes drilled in the floor etc for various fittings that if I took them all out it would look like swiss cheese emoticon

That's a very neat spot to install the extingusher ... I'll have to check whether the standard size ones we usually get here will fit that way (I suspect not ... our 1kg units are usually longer & skinnier than that)

---
2007 T30 II ST-S
Member X-2987
28/Apr/2013, 9:50 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
CharlieXT Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 10-2011
Location: UK
TOTAL POSTS: 81
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Fire Extinguisher


Hi Dave - You have to remember drilling holes in floor, may not cause a structral problem, but can invite the dreaded Japanese rust bettle. As you are aware any one who reads the forum may have no knowledege, nada, nil, and go and get a drill thinking thats a good idea emoticon

One my Rangerovers was like that, I figured it was a new Land Rover design feature for off road wading, it help the water drain out emoticon

Image

Any way I figure the floor pan on a T30 should be the same, but I do not know about the T31, Jalal or Kev can probabaley help there.

Yes I had a look at another 1 KG I got and that is slightly longer, but it is narrower. You may have to offset the bracket so as not to get caught up on the seat adjustment handle.

I am going todo a how to and post laters. Gonna rest my leg savo as I have torn a ligament in my knee at work.

Last edited by CharlieXT, 29/Apr/2013, 1:50 am


---
2.2 YD ETi SVE - Geolanders AT-S - Whispbars - Sumpguard - CB - Mod Exhaust
29/Apr/2013, 1:45 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
CharlieXT Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 10-2011
Location: UK
TOTAL POSTS: 81
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Fire Extinguisher


Well here is the final result. I am happy enough with it, I think a 2 KG may be a bit big here, but if I get a chance I will try it Kev.

Having made another bracket out of the Dexion, I took measurements. The bracket is 180mm long, and 65mm deep top to bottom. The base is 40 wide front to back. The 6mm holes are 160 mm centers in the crossbeam, the Dexion holes line up fine. As you can see the right hand side, which will be nearest the transmission tunnel, has a bit cut out, measure from the top down 35mm, then draw a line in 20 mm. Take that line down 30 and through the base section. It would look similar to this.

Image

As you can see once again it is an off set fit, and if you are making a bracket out of sheet or ali the hole on the bottom right fiited in to the nut hole nearest the gear stick. See last but one picture to get an idea of how it looks fitted. Offsetting allowed enough room not foul the seat handle and so you do not kick it getting in.

If you are using a different bracket to the Kidde extinguisher, the measurements will have to be changed no doubt. Giggle it around untill it fits and does not foul the seat handle.

Now wanting to get the job done I made a nut retainer, I used up some of the strip from the MK1 bracket and a square 6mm nut. The strip is for fixing stereos in and is quite soft steel. Unfortunately I did not measure it before I made and fitted it :roll:

Image Image Image

It's a bit rough, but until I get down to the workshop and make a proper one or get a rivenut tool, it will do. It is the same width as the 6mm nut. The first picture shows the side view. Top measures 23mm, then the folded bit that sits under the nut is 15mm. As you can see from the second picture I cut back from one hole to another to form tangs to retain the nut and not block the thread as the hole would not line up. I would probabley put some expoxy in to hold it, but my torn ligament in my knee was getting the better of me. I sprayed the clip silver enamel and then installed it. Of course if you have a rivnut tool then you are laughing, much better way to fix in the six mm thread.

Image

Image

I used a slot head set to hold it retainer in the right position and then put a strip of gaffer over the clips so it did not move.

Image

I bolted the Kidde bracket to the Dexion, note slot head sets one at either end and one through the strap in the middle. Then using hex head set screws and penny washers I fixed to the cross member. Hand tight, with some thread lock, you do not want to over thighten these small fixings.

Image

Job done :biggrin:

Image


Last edited by CharlieXT, 29/Apr/2013, 4:15 am


---
2.2 YD ETi SVE - Geolanders AT-S - Whispbars - Sumpguard - CB - Mod Exhaust
29/Apr/2013, 3:50 am Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
gc5571 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL NEWBIE
 


Date Registered: 02-2011
TOTAL POSTS: 10
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Fire Extinguisher


I once had a 1kg dry chemical extinguisher mounted in my old Grand Vitara. Great idea....until some kids tried to steal it but couldn't start it, so they decided to use the extinguisher as a weapon inside the car. After they had pretty much hit and broken everything in the interior, they set it off and sprayed white powder into and on to everything. That little 1kg extinguisher seemed to end up making about 100 litres of white powder! Insurance repaired and detailed it like new but not a day would go by where I wouldn't find more white powder somewhere.

Greg
2011 T-31 Ti Series 3 Precision Gray
2/May/2013, 9:43 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
rescue1 Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL HOLIC
 


Date Registered: 01-2009
TOTAL POSTS: 1384
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Just remember to remove your extinguisher and give it a really good shake at least once a month to prevent the powder from settling...
 

---
Alan & Phillipa
2008 X-Trail TL White Diamond
Plumpton NSW
Our Mods
X-1112 (C)

5/May/2013, 8:57 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message
 
AugustusXTrail Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info

X-TRAIL ENTHUSIAST
 


Date Registered: 07-2013
Location: Cowes Phillip Island Victoria
TOTAL POSTS: 123
Reply | QUOTE
Re: Fire Extinguisher


Hi Rescue 1, do you sell extinguishers? I need a couple suitable for a diesel turbo EXY.

Any thoughts?

I want 2 in the front and one in the rear all easy to get at.

Thanks Mate emoticon
25/Apr/2014, 9:01 pm Link to this post Send Email PM   Send Private Message Blog
 
jalalski Profile
Live feed
Blog
Friends
Miscellaneous info




Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: SUTHERLAND, SYDNEY
TOTAL POSTS: 29094
Reply | QUOTE
Re:


Darren,

Alan sells roof racks and the best way to go about it is to send him a PM direct. Thanks mate.

---

25/Apr/2014, 9:04 pm Link to this post Send Private Message MSN Blog
 


Reply




Page:
 1  2  3 





You are not logged in (login)

forum sticker
Back to top Back to top

Back to top

<-- end container -->