I just bought a Smittybilt 5.65 compressor and was having a hell of a time trying to find a place to mount it, I was contemplating how to mount it to the tailgate when I had an idea that might be useful to most jeepers regardless of compressor mounting needs.
-1x 10’ 6” steel stud deep track, $6 Found it a drywall supplier (deep means its 2” thick)
-1x 24” x 60” bungee Cargo net, $15, Canadian Tire
-1x roll auto body repair tape, $3, CT
-1x pack of ¼”plastic cable clamps $3, CT
-1x rattle can of primer $5
-2x Spray on Bedliner $30
-Rivets, Self tapping screws and some small washers, a few $ if you don’t have ‘em, ps I got a Rivet gun @ CT for $8 on sale
Cut your steel track into 4 pieces, 2 @ 28” and 2 @ 13”, this is for a Jk without a subwoofer, so do your due diligence and measure your rig 1st. Do your best to keep your cuts clean and straight, but if your just using shears like me then it will look like an abortion, no worries that’s what the tape is for, just bend the edges in slightly so the tape will be flat.
Assemble the box, and measure diagonally in both directions to make sure it is square, clamp the corners, drill and rivet. Do one in each corner, then flip and resquare it and rivet the back, I went 1/2” from the edges, and had two rivets in each corner on a 45*. I’m confused about that last sentence and I’m the guy that wrote it, hopefully the pictures make it clearer.
more to follow, over