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  1. All, As I am coming to the end of the restoration period, and I began to drive the car after 20+ years, I had an experience finding a fuel leak near the carb that kinda freaked me out. Nothing major, but I had not sufficiently tightened the hose to the fuel filter, and I had gasoline pooling on the intake. It made me realize how easy it would be for all of my work to go up in smoke. I was lucky the fuel sitting there didn't get hot enough to ignite. It made me realize, if a fire had happened on a casual drive, I didn't have a plan for how to handle it. Had that fuel caught, there was very little I could do. Maybe remove my shirt & hope to smother it? That's hardly a plan. Long story short, I decided I wanted to have a fire extinguisher at the ready. I did a limited amount of research and decided I wanted it near me, while in the car (available in a crash if required). Lots of folks attach right in front of the drivers seat. I decided to try this "bracketeer" mount, and see if I could make it work: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B015G3QXMY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 That thing won't work. It's very well made, and I can imagine pretty versatile, but not for our cars. It's also obnoxiously expensive. Despite it being very made well, $60 is silly for no more tech than is there. I sent it back for a refund, and decided I would make something on my own. I bought a steel 2.5in x 1.5in multi-purpose angle piece with many pre-existing holes. I also got a 1.5in wide x 1/8in thick aluminum bar stock. Then I got stainless screws/washers/nuts to bolt it together. I cut the angle to the length from outside of one seat frame to the outside of the other. I notched the 90 degree angle off each end so that the widest side of the angle could be bolted down underneath the seat track (between the seat and the track). I removed the bolts holding the front of the tracks to the seat, slid the member between the track and seat and passed the track bolts thru the track, then thru the ends of the angle using existing holes, then into the seat, and tightened it down. this holds the angle very securely, and the steel is thin enough that it doesn't raise the seat noticeably (less than 1/16th) I let the 90deg side of the angle project upwards inside the seat (away from the floor)- there was plenty of volume inside the seat to accommodate it. I then cut two ~7.5in long pieces of the alum bar-stock, bent them in my vise to about 70deg at about 6in from the end and located them appropriately side to side to hold the extinguisher in the correct location. the bent aluminum is mounted to turn down towards the floor, and the length is just enough so that the bent ends are forward and just clear the raised floor when the seat is moved all the way back. After this, I just mounted the extinguisher mount to it, and put the seat in. I didn't get any pics during the buildup, which I regret, but it is actually a really simple install. Getting the measurements right and the positioning was the harder part. Attached are some pics of how it looks installed. Mounting it this way, the extinguisher travels with the seat as the seat is moved fore and aft. The mount is sufficiently solid, and amazingly, while visually it seems kind of obtrusive and possibly in the way, it really is very much out of the way. One flip of mount hasp and it is loose - but doesn't fall - and can be retrieved easily with one hand. it doesn't make getting in or out the car any different at all. I'm actually really happy with the installation, and just wanted to pass it along, in case anyone else wanted to try it. I spent ~$30 on materials and bolts, but I had enough left to make another mount if I wanted, and I bought stainless fasteners. Sorry for all the words above, pictures would have helped so much. Trying to describe everything using only words just takes a lot more. Next time I get the seat out, I'll plan to get some good pics and add them. Think about getting your own fire-extinguisher. It makes a lot of sense - anything can happen. Hope someone can use this information. Jay
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