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Modified Compressed Air Tank in Truck Bed

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by tacomaprerunner, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. Nov 8, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    tacomaprerunner

    tacomaprerunner [OP] Dang liberals.

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    I've got an old tank from an air compressor that is being scrapped. I want to mount it into the truck bed, and leave it full of compressed air at all times while driving. Basically, it would become a 'pig.' I'd hook up a schrader valve or a quick connect, and leave a hose in the toolbox or cab. I could even install a pop-off valve set at 100 PSI or so. Having air with me would allow me to air-up tires and provide compressed air when needed.

    Does anyone know, first off, if this is legal? It could be dangerous in the event of an accident.
     
  2. Nov 8, 2011 at 8:41 PM
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    acdronin

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    Airhorns anyone??
     
  3. Nov 9, 2011 at 12:09 AM
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    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    It's legal, should be. Check your local laws to verify if you care about laws far as modifying vehicles(I don't, so anything is legal to me).

    It's been done..nothing new.
    How big is the tank?
    Anything over 8 gallons is useless in a truck bed...waste of space IMO.

    If you have any form of Fabricating skills..I'd look into putting a York comp on your engine. I have one sitting in my shop, just gotta modify some brackets and get the job done..
     
  4. Nov 9, 2011 at 3:55 PM
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    Would be about 5 gallons. Wouldnt have a compressor hooked to it. It would be solely for air storage. How legal is it to transport compressed air like this?
     
  5. Nov 9, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

    UndefinedTaco I'll eat all your food.

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    It's an 89 Toyota Pickup. I got some stuff done to it.. FJ axles going under it soon.
    It's legal..same thing as transporting propane..long as it securely strapped down.
    I think air tanks need a pressure relief valve though, usually set around 125-130psi.
     
  6. Nov 9, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    Full custom stereo, onboard air compressor, train horns, spacer lift, 30" tires, optima yellow top, rear slider window & tailgate anti-theft mod, pop & lock, class 3 tow hitch, lights in bed, Ultra Gauge, Weather Tech mats, yellow fog lights, camper top, air lift rear airbags, rear diff breather mod, soon to be more...
    For my horns and filling tires, do it!
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  7. Nov 9, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Ok. Thanks. I'd install a pop off valve
     
  8. Nov 9, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    That looks really clean. Nice set up.
     
  9. Nov 9, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    Thanks!
     
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