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Old 02-23-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
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Default DIY Spare Tire Bin Reservoir Kit

What you are looking at is a preproduction version of a kit that converts the spare tire bin into a IC Sprayer Reservoir that holds approx 1-1/4 gal. I used aluminum for the prototype. The production version will be 304 stainless, and will have a larger filler hole.


If I fabricate these in QTYS of 25 I can sell them for about $50, this would include a cover, gasket, filler hole plug, and mounting hardware.

The pump can be obtained from any Autozone or O'Riely for about $17, while the connector can be purchased through a GM delaer. If you like I can look into offering the pump and connector in the kit.

I wanted to offer this as a complete unit, however, the dealer qouted me somewhere around $150 for the plastic bin. Therefore the only economical way I can offer this to you is in a kit.

Let me know if any of you are interested.


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Old 02-23-2004, 05:16 PM   #2
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Pretty clever. How difficult would the install be for a novice?
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Old 02-23-2004, 07:12 PM   #3
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Definitely interested. Of course having recommendations for switches, wiring, hoses, spray nozzles, etc, would also be helpful.

Justin Wade
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Old 02-24-2004, 01:23 AM   #4
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I agree, suggestions on parts would be helpful, however, I'm more interested in the control unit itself. From your description it sounded intriguing. A little more information about that system would be great!
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Old 02-24-2004, 11:30 AM   #5
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Can anyone give me some URL's for what a Sprayer Reservoir is for and what the whole business does? I don't believe this is something that cools off the driver in hot weather Other than that guess I haven't a clue....

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Old 02-24-2004, 09:25 PM   #6
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For those who are not familiar with IC sprayers:

For those who are interested in a complete kit, I will see what I can do about getting some pricing/info together. In addition, if any one is interested I can look into modifying the reservoir for you. Basically, If you send me your reservoir I could modify it, and install all the necessary components, including the pump.

As far as system control, there are several out there you can use, depending on what you want. I am using a system which is not in production yet.

If you are looking for an inexpensive system, you can use a boost pressure switch, which will activate the system at a specified boost level.

However, based on the feedback, I will probably offer this as an option with the Gauge Package.

Thanks for the feedback. Please feel free to ask any questions.

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Old 02-25-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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Interested in a kit. Would the lines for the sprayer be rubber, and where would you route them? I would assume under the headliner?
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Old 02-25-2004, 12:58 PM   #8
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The brake lines, fuel door release, and antenna wire are routed under the left doorsills. The remaining wiring is routed under the right doorsills. There is an unused set of clips on the left side. They would probably work well for the tubing. In any case there is plenty of room. I ran two 6 AWG power cables and three 12 AWG wires for my trailer electrical connector under the left doorsills.

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