Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby Lumpy [OP] » November 29th 2015, 3:41pm

Cargo (or anyone), how do you mount female quick connect fittings to steel bumpers? Does the plumbing fitting become the physical "nut and bolt" that holds the thing in the hole?


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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby chevymaher » November 29th 2015, 3:54pm

Here is a shops answer to attaching it to a wall.
I am sure with a little thought and welding something can be made that works and looks good.

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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby WoodButcher » November 29th 2015, 4:17pm

Duct tape...

Does the plumbing fitting become the physical "nut and bolt" that holds the thing in the hole?

I would say this could work.
I've made hose reels in the past building the core from copper pipe and end caps. I thickened the end cap with sheet copper on the inside then drilled and tapped for the hose fitting. Through the bumper or sheet metal you could do something similar as every male to female threaded coupling I can remember seeing had thread left exposed.
If you had a threaded hole in the bumper, use a female QC with male pipe thread run through to the end of the thread, use a female threaded hose barb on the back.

edit- maybe plastic or nylon washers to take up leftover space between the barb fitting and the back of the bumper.
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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby 3vilfallen » November 29th 2015, 4:40pm

I think this is what you have in mind.... Yup, couple washers inside and out and a good wrap of teflon on the tread will hold pretty good and no air leaks, you will probably bend the metal on the bumper before breaking the coupling. :dance:
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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby paulo57509 » November 29th 2015, 7:44pm

How about something like a bulkhead fitting? You might need to go male as opposed to female, though.

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http://www.mcmaster.com/#bulkhead-fittings/=100uw9w
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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby Lumpy [OP] » November 30th 2015, 12:05am

paulo57509 wrote:How about something like a bulkhead fitting? You might need to go male as opposed to female, though.

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http://www.mcmaster.com/#bulkhead-fittings/=100uw9w


That's exactly what I want. Found them on AmazingZon as well just a minute ago. M/F doesn't matter in the bulkhead part. I can mount a quick connect with either a M or F nipple.

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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby paulo57509 » December 1st 2015, 3:12am

Post photos when you're done!
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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby 97cargocrawler » December 1st 2015, 11:37pm

I use aluminum block manifolds:

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Ones for air tools get the oil chamber added:

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Rivtnut mounting:

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Or thru-hole"

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I looked for bulkhead mounts and didn't see anything I liked, i.e. zombieproof.
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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby Lumpy [OP] » December 2nd 2015, 3:50am

97cargocrawler wrote:I use aluminum block manifolds:

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I looked for bulkhead mounts and didn't see anything I liked, i.e. zombieproof.


I don't think I've ever seen manifolds quite like that. Source and part #?


I'm not too concerned about Zombies. I'm mounting dispenser jets above each air fitting -

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The Zomb comes to grab a treat, gets sprayed, his hand melts.

Take that you Zomb's.


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Re: Onboard Air Fittings Mounted to Bumpers?

Postby 97cargocrawler » December 2nd 2015, 4:49am

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