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You can do your own aluminum welding with a propane torch. For examples/supplies, see Alumiweld

The dimensions shown here are designed for the 14-3/16" spacing of a 308 and 328, but can easily be adjusted to your own car's specifics. If you've got the tools for it (I didn't) and don't mind the material waste, you can cut the bracket out of aluminum sheeting, making it a one-piece design.

The bend in the bracket arms shown below allows the brackets to comfortably clear your carpeting and floor mats. You can create the bend by putting an arm (after cutting but before assembly and painting) in a bench vise, heating up with a propane torch, and then using pliers or vicegrips to make the bend then letting it cool.

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This setup was originally made for a Kidde ABC extinguisher, but when I later bought a Halon extinguisher (shown in the photos), it mounted up to the bracket just as easily after drilling one mounting hole in a different location for the wall mount that came with the new Halon unit. The entire setup is quite secure when mounted, and the dimensions still provide enough clearance to allow movement of the passenger seat back or forward on the rails without hitting the extinguisher, which is an advantage over the alternate mount described below, yet still provides plenty of passenger leg and foot room. But if you don't care about being able to move the seat forward, you could make the “arms” of the bracket shorter than the 7-1/4" that allows full travel of the seat on the rails. Further, if you want it even more "secure", drill holes for the seat rail bolts instead of using slots as I have, or have the slots come in from the side. Holes are actually preferred from an absolute strength and safety standpoint, but for my car I like to make the installation and removal faster via the slots. Still, I leave my fire extinguisher in most of the time even when I’m not on the track... the fact that the Halon extinguisher has a Ferrari logo sticker on it has led some passengers to ask if it is a stock item that came with the car... it looks that good and “natural”.

In practice, if you ever need to get to the fire extinguisher in an emergency, it is a quick single-hand action to reach down and release the clip (just as if the wall mount bracket was upright in your kitchen or garage) and quickly pull the fire extinguisher out of the mount. The extinguisher is also easily accessible to your passenger if he/she should need to get to it. This bracket setup has been accepted at all FCA track events where a fire extinguisher “securely mounted” was a requirement. It is being used all across the USA and Canada and there are even some in Europe. If you don't want to make your own, occasionally I see “commercialized” versions of these being sold on eBay by some entrepreneurs using my design.

NOTE: This information is presented for information purposes only; no claim is made as to the safety aspects or reliability of this design or the materials. If you choose to use this or a similiar design, you do so fully at your own discretion and risk.



Driver's Side Bracket Setup by Paul Bennett
This setup has the advantage of being on the driver's side of the car at the door opening so you can grab the extinguisher as you're getting out of your car in an emergency. It sits alongside the driver's seat, and similar to Mike's bracket above, it mounts under the seat bolts, but this one fits under the rear bolts instead of the front bolts. Instead of a "U" shape, this bracket is an "L" shape and is offset to fit alongside the seat just inside the door. You bend the main bracket so that it is fitted to the contour of your floor and door sill. — Paul

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Simplified One-Piece Bracket Setup by Mark Lueker
Below is basically a .75"x14"x.125" of aluminum bar I picked up at the local hardware store. In contrast to Mike’s quick-in/quick-out setup for track use shown above, I wanted to permanently mount mine. I drilled 2 holes in the aluminum bar to match the front seat rail tiedown bolts, and then I simply twisted the aluminum bar using a vice and a wrench to get the flat surface pointed towards the dash (approx 45 deg). I then purchased a standard vehicle fire extinguisher bracket at a local fire extinguisher supply house and bolted it to the aluminum bar. The bracket fits my fire extinguisher which holds a 2.5# dry chemical charge (the label says "Size I"). Hope this helps. — Mark

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