Mounting Air compressor?

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 18:15
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Hi All,
Have any members hard mounted a Bushranger Air Compressor in the engine bay of an 80 series petrol donk?
Is the air hose long enough to reach rear wheels and spare?
I would like to see where and how if possible.
Mine is one of those toys that doesn't seem to "fit" anywhere when packing.

Steve
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Reply By: Cozzie - Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 19:09

Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 19:09
Hi steve
I mounted my ARB Compressor inside my winch bar as there is no room under the hood,this may help ya.
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Reply By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 19:39

Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 19:39
Hey Steve, Are they smaller enough to place in the rear drivers side panel?
I remember a bloke by the name of Serg posting pictures of his mounted in there. He had made another cover, instead of using the plastic molded one.

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Follow Up By: Member - Phantom (WA) - Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:30

Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:30
Jon,
I found Serg's thread but it looks like he is no longer a member. I will check out that idea anyway.

Steve
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Follow Up By: Hairs & Fysh (NSW) - Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 19:07

Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 19:07
Steve,
My search found his thread about a picture in his profile pics. I do now remember him saying he was leaving the forum.
I'll ask Mark G if he still has the pic, he brought it to my attention awhile back.

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Reply By: Member - Allan B (QLD) - Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 22:29

Sunday, Jul 05, 2009 at 22:29
Hi Steve,
Maybe under the driver or passenger seat?
That's where I fitted mine on the Troopy.
Tight fit but with the base removed and a few tweaks it just made it.
Wired direct to the battery with a pull-on switch at the compressor.
Hose easily reaches all wheels.

Cheers
Allan

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Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 08:36

Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 08:36
not sure if this is possible in a 80, but I have a 100 series and I bought a 3rd battery mount tray and mounted the compressor to it. The tray fits on the passenger side near the firewall.

The battery mount tray gives a nice flat surface that is easy to mount the compressor to.

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Reply By: Member - Phantom (WA) - Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:17

Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 10:17
Thanks for those tips guys,
I will check out the rear panel as I already have power there for the Engel and also an Anderson Plug, so it would be easy to wire up.

Steve
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 12:02

Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 12:02
I have previously seen an 80 series with the electric compressor mounted on the step just inside the back passenger's door. This is the rubber step that would normally be used by a person intending to gain access to the 3rd row of seats, but which is obviously not needed for anybody who has removed 3rd row.

I am totally opposed to mounting a compressor under the bonnet; it is a hostile environment for this type of equipment IMHO.

Just a thought......

Roachie
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Reply By: Dasher Des - Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 16:29

Monday, Jul 06, 2009 at 16:29
I have mine mounted between the bullbar and the front radiator. Made up an ally plate and fixed it on that. I then fitted an air tank made from an old water fire extinguisher. The extinguisher is tested to 115psi so have a 100psi blowoff valve fitted to that. I wired a switch and an outlet near the bonnet release catch and plumbed it all up. I have 9litres of air then waiting to go if I need it.
It works a treat for me.
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