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    Cool Setting up my HHR for detailing

    I seen a couple topics here, and the HHR Panel makes a great rig for detailing. Great on gas is a huge plus. I plan on taking out the passenger seat for more room.
    I was looking at getting a 40 gallon tank and came across this
    Tractor supply spot near me that sell something similar. Dont have to pay for shipping
    I have a 1600psi 1.2 gpm ryobi, and i picked up the upgrade kit from MTM (50' kobrajet hose, sg-28, etc..)
    Just trying to get an idea how this combo would work before purchasing the setup from northerntool
    What do you guys think?https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2046_200722046
    Setting up my HHR for detailing-73126_2000x2000-jpg
    Setting up my HHR for detailing-73126_3_2000x2000-jpg
    Setting up my HHR for detailing-73126_1_2000x2000-jpg

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by mckobe View Post
    I seen a couple topics here, and the HHR Panel makes a great rig for detailing. Great on gas is a huge plus. I plan on taking out the passenger seat for more room.
    I was looking at getting a 40 gallon tank and came across this
    Tractor supply spot near me that sell something similar. Dont have to pay for shipping
    I have a 1600psi 1.2 gpm ryobi, and i picked up the upgrade kit from MTM (50' kobrajet hose, sg-28, etc..)
    Just trying to get an idea how this combo would work before purchasing the setup from northerntool
    What do you guys think?https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2046_200722046
    Setting up my HHR for detailing-73126_2000x2000-jpg
    Setting up my HHR for detailing-73126_3_2000x2000-jpg
    Setting up my HHR for detailing-73126_1_2000x2000-jpg
    Look up “Detail Groove” on youtube. He uses an HHR as his detail rig and can provide alot of useful information on it.

    I seriously considered buying a Chevy HHR because of him.

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by mckobe View Post
    ...the HHR Panel makes a great rig for detailing.
    Great on gas is a huge plus. I plan on taking out
    the passenger seat for more room.
    ^^^

    So did these two AGO forum members:
    Looking to buy: 2008 Chevy HHR SS

    Rear Window Decal


    Quote Originally Posted by mckobe View Post
    I was looking at getting a 40 gallon tank
    Just trying to get an idea how this combo
    would work before purchasing the setup
    from northerntool...

    What do you guys think?
    https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...2046_200722046
    IMO:
    If the tires/brakes/suspension are in
    good shape...then the HHR should
    easily handle the additional load
    of approximately 400 lbs.

    ******************************

    •Using the following “formula”:
    ’A pint’s a pound, the world round’.

    Then: a gallon of water weighs ~8 lbs.
    40gals of water = ~320 lbs. (334 lbs.)

    Add that to:

    40 gal. tank’s Specs:
    Item# 73126
    Brand Master MFG
    Ship Weight: 66.0 lbs

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    Bob
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by Eldorado2k View Post
    Look up “Detail Groove” on youtube. He uses an HHR as his detail rig and can provide alot of useful information on it.

    I seriously considered buying a Chevy HHR because of him.
    I already have an hhr. Detail groove doesn't have a tank. I just wanted to see if this combo would work. The tank in the pics will fit in the cargo area

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    [QUOTE=FUNX650;1638523]^^^

    So did these two AGO forum members:
    Looking to buy: 2008 Chevy HHR SS

    Rear Window Decal



    IMO:
    If the tires/brakes/suspension are in
    good shape...then the HHR should
    easily handle the additional load
    of approximately 400 lbs.

    ******************************

    •Using the following “formula”:
    ’A pint’s a pound, the world round’.

    Then: a gallon of water weighs ~8 lbs.
    40gals of water = ~320 lbs. (334 lbs.)

    Add that to:

    40 gal. tank’s Specs:
    Item# 73126
    Brand Master MFG
    Ship Weight: 66.0 lbs

    **********************************


    Bob[/QUOTE

    Just put new tires and brakes. Suspension is good. The 66 lbs is the shipping weight, so when unpackaged, it would be much lighter. The tank will fit. I can pick this tank setup without the shipping cost at tractor supply which I have one local

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Please be sure to keep that weight in mind when mounting your tank. Don’t skimp on mounting hardware/load distributing washers/plates.

    I see it a lot on race cars with ballast weight added - too small of hardware used that’ll keep the weight in place under most normal circumstances, but with the extra forces involved in a crash there’s no way it would hold - now you’ve got a very heavy object loose in the passenger compartment with you...

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by oneheadlite View Post
    Please be sure to keep that weight in mind when mounting your tank. Don’t skimp on mounting hardware/load distributing washers/plates.

    I see it a lot on race cars with ballast weight added - too small of hardware used that’ll keep the weight in place under most normal circumstances, but with the extra forces involved in a crash there’s no way it would hold - now you’ve got a very heavy object loose in the passenger compartment with you...
    The hhr panel has hookups so I can strap down the tank with ratchet tie downs.

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Missed that it’s a panel (and didn’t know they had tie down provisions). Cool!

    Looking forward to seeing it once you get it kit’d out.

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by oneheadlite View Post
    I see it a lot on race cars with ballast weight added - too small of hardware used that’ll keep the weight in place under most normal circumstances, but with the extra forces involved in a crash there’s no way it would hold - now you’ve got a very heavy object loose in the passenger compartment with you...
    Keep in mind the recommended total load capacity (occupants+cargo) as noted on the door jam label ... I think it's somewhere around 800# for the HHR IIRC. Another thing to consider is that even with the tank firmly held in place, weight distribution could still be affected by the water within the tank "moving" around as you corner, brake, etc. So, adjust your driving style accordingly.

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    Re: Setting up my HHR for detailing

    Quote Originally Posted by 57Rambler View Post
    Keep in mind the recommended total load capacity (occupants+cargo) as noted on the door jam label ... I think it's somewhere around 800# for the HHR IIRC. Another thing to consider is that even with the tank firmly held in place, weight distribution could still be affected by the water within the tank "moving" around as you corner, brake, etc. So, adjust your driving style accordingly.
    It's a 2011 Panel so 900#. I plan on removing the passengers seat, so this will give me more room and a little weight reduction.I agree with driving style changing. Not a problem
    Thanks

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