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    Our new engine came with a composite material inside the cabinets which allows us to mount our hand tools any way we want. Im looking for what the material is called and what you are using to mount your tools if your using this material so we can get the engine placed in service.

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    I'm assuming you are supposed to drill the mounts into the black material? If so, I would buy a case of QuickFist clamps and go to town. Cheap and easy to install.
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    Have you ask the bodybuilder what they use or recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    Have you ask the bodybuilder what they use or recommend?
    there's no time to workout, we need to get this engine in service.

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    Not sure what the material is, or how thick it is. But if it's plausible, you could install nutzerts if it is hard and thin enough.

    Without knowing the material type and thickness, it's really hard to suggest options.

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    First off I would call your dealer and he should help you! 1 basic phone call and he should have answered all of your questions and if he didn"t one of the shop guys should have. They should have let you know upon delivery.

    I am guessing it is polyproplene and if so I would recommend that you lay out the tools and drill the brackets and then put T-nuts on the backside of the poly and reinstall the poly on the walls. I'd be concerned that nutserts would work okay but is not the prefered by poly body manufacturers.

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    Post Builder ?

    Is your new engine a ( 4 Guys ) apparatus, if so it looks to be built from Aluminum, I thought that they only build stainless steel fire trucks ? Very nice rig.

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    That may be high density polypropylene. We obtained 3/8" HDP and installed it on Unistrut. The various tool brackets are held on by 1/4" 20 stainless screws, mostly pan head or flat head Phillips. The mounting holes in the HDP are in some cases drilled and tapped. In others there are self locking nuts and fender washers behind the HDP. By mounting the HDP on Unistrut there is sufficient space between the back of the HDP and the compartment wall to allow for the nuts and washers.

    This is one of several compartments we have done. If in the future we want to reconfigure a compartment we have only to remove the sheet of HDP and replace it with another one.
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    Here's a few pics of ours. You can use old or new mounting brackets. And like ChEng11 said, mount it on the unistrut, and you'll have no problems!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    there's no time to workout, we need to get this engine in service.
    It's a phone call. I would PRESUME you've allotted a time period to mount tools and TRAIN on your new Engine. DON'T rush it,you won't like the results. T.C.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmd2323 View Post
    Our new engine came with a composite material inside the cabinets which allows us to mount our hand tools any way we want. Im looking for what the material is called and what you are using to mount your tools if your using this material so we can get the engine placed in service.

    Thanks
    Joe

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    Did someone in your department spec this engine? If so they said what they wanted the compartment to have. The Truck Maker just didn't put this in there on their own. Someone in your department required and approved this.

    Find out who did and look at the truck specification's. Call the dealer and ask them too!
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    I'll see if I can get some photos of our mounting system posted here so you can use some ideas if you want. We use all Custom Crafted Aluminum Brackets wherever possible, Fabricated and installed by Max Metals of Deale Md. They do quite a bit of work in this area..........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rescue101 View Post
    It's a phone call. I would PRESUME you've allotted a time period to mount tools and TRAIN on your new Engine. DON'T rush it,you won't like the results. T.C.
    I would have to agree here. So many mistakes are made in the fire service for not properly understanding equipment and how/why it works. That being said, save yourself the grief and use the reps/manufacturer... that's why they're there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim1118 View Post
    I would have to agree here. So many mistakes are made in the fire service for not properly understanding equipment and how/why it works. That being said, save yourself the grief and use the reps/manufacturer... that's why they're there.
    I think you both missed the humor in his post.

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    I think you both missed the humor in his post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Car651 View Post
    I think you both missed the humor in his post.

    Think "Hulk Hogan" bodybuilder, versus fire apparatus
    Wouldn't be the FIRST time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    I'll see if I can get some photos of our mounting system posted here so you can use some ideas if you want. We use all Custom Crafted Aluminum Brackets wherever possible, Fabricated and installed by Max Metals of Deale Md. They do quite a bit of work in this area..........
    We used the same place for tool mounting on our new Squad. He did an excellent job and made the most of every inch of space. I'll try to get some pictures too.

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