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OBA question: Where did you mount the quick disconnect?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by gordynor, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. gordynor

    gordynor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm not ready to do a full OBA with a tank (etc), but I have mounted a Viair 400H under the hood and plan to use it primarily for tires. The only question I have now is where to run the line for the quick disconnect(s). I had originally planned to just pop the hood and connect the hose, but I realized that the hose would scratch the heck out of my front quarter panels after I've covered them with dirt/mud from a trail run. I'd like to have a QD in the front and one in the back, but need ideas on placement. I want it out of sight, located where the hose won't drag across the body and out of the way of as much dirt as possible.

    On a side note, any ideas on covers for the QD's?
     
  2. kilo

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    Mine is now mounted on my rear bumper. I have a custom steel bumper and drilled a hole and used a bulkhead fitting to secure it. My hose is long enough to get to both tires on each side. Prior to getting the bumper I had the same set up on my hitch but was sometimes a pain to get to if the truck was covered in mud. Covering the fitting is a good idea to keep debris out of it. Never crossed my mind to do so, but a cheap cover would be a vacuum plug. You can get those at any parts store for less than 3 bucks. I'm at work right now so I'll post some pics when I get to the house.
     
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    Awesome - a pic would help. That sounds like what I'm thinking of. The reason for the QD up front is to help buddies air up, too.
     
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    A perfectly-timed thread :popcorn:. Just about to tackle this myself.

    Where did you get the bulkhead fitting from?
     
  5. kilo

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    here is a pic of my old set up that I had in my profile. I'll get you some of the new set up in a couple of hours.

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    I purchased my hose and fittings for all of this from a local hose supplier called STUART Hose and Pipe Company. You should be able to get them at Lowes or Home Depot. I know that they carry all sorts of brass fittings for this type of stuff and they should have the Bulkhead fitting as well.
     
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    Thanks.
     
  8. kilo

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    Here is my fitting location.

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    And here is what a bulkhead fitting looks like.

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    Hope this gives you some ideas.








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    Awesome - very helpful. Now if I can just find all of the parts... Home Depot & Lowes are not very well stocked on stuff like bulkheads. Even t-fittings are hard to find.
     
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    What type of compressor do you use, and where is it mounted?

    John
     
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    I have the VIAIR something? I don't remember the model. It's mounted under the hood next to the big fuse box thing.

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    My entire system is bolt on.
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    Compressor is mounted under the bed compartment.
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    So far, I think I've decided to run a hose & QD to the tow hitch and mount it under the bed, out of direct sight (but within easy reach). I think I'll use a T fitting and run another line to the front though.

    Has anyone run a hose & QD to the front? Got pics? Ideas for placement?
     
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    Just saw this thread. Some places to score fittings/parts on the cheap are:
    - Harbor Freight in the US (i got all the fittings and hose I needed from here). If you dont have a local store, you can order off their website.
    - Princess Auto Parts in Canada.
     
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    Thank you.

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    Yeah, that's a real nice touch. :)
     
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    Ok Kilo, I like where it is, hadn't thought of that location. I have a 2006 and took a photo of the "empty space" - does my photo appear to be what you started with for space?

    With a gauge, you must have a tank mounted somewhere as well??? How large of a tank?

    My Viar is a 400p model, I'll dig it out in a day or two and see if I might squeeze it in the same location.

    I appreciate the help.

    John

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  19. gordynor

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    I located mine under the hood on the passenger side up near the windshield. There's a *huge* space there with three bolts already sticking out. I made some brackets to fit those three bolts to the four mount points on the compressor. It works great there and there's enough space to easily install the thing...

    I picked up a few parts today. I'll be running the leader to a manifold where I'll mount a safety valve (designed to open at 115 PSI, in case I forget to snap in my air chuck before turning the thing on...) and then branch two hoses - one to the front and one to the rear. For now I'll find a spot and just zip tie the QDs in place. But I still want to hard mount the QDs with bulkhead fittings eventually. Once I decide on a final mount point front & rear I'll get the bulkhead fittings and make it permanent.

    I should be doing the work this weekend. I'll try to grab some pictures to show you all what I come up with.
     
  20. kilo

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    That's the exact spot. Except I don't have that small black box on the fuse box. I can see that I could have that smaller box and the a/c will still fit there. I have a 2.5 gal viair tank mounted under the bed. It sits between the rear bumper and spare tire. I have not put my spare back since doing this and not sure if it would fit with the tank there?



    I had to build a bracket as well. I thought about putting it on that side but where you mounted yours I have all the metal break lines going into that manifold thing. There is room next to it but decided against it.

    Here is the bracket I built so the a/c sits level and a pic of the area where you mounted yours and why I couldn't do so.

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    Hope this helps.




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