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Auxiliary Gas Can Mounting ?

Discussion in 'Flat Fender Tech' started by Rollbar, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. Oct 21, 2013
    Rollbar

    Rollbar Minister

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    Where do you have your jerry can mounted or auxiliary gas cans mounted?

    Pics please. I'm trying to figure out a place to mount mine.

    Also, is it law that the gas can/jerry can containing combustable fuel be painted red?

    Thanks,
    Jim

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  2. Oct 21, 2013
    cj6/442

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    Re: Auxiliary Fas Can Mounting ?

    I have a family cage on my 6 and I mounted the can inside the cage so I won't smash ANOTHER one.
     
  3. Oct 21, 2013
    68BuickV6

    68BuickV6 Well-Known Member

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    Re: Auxiliary Fas Can Mounting ?

    I used to have mine mounted where the spare tire goes.

    Works well, just don't forget it's there. Sorry, no pics. Can't find any and I don't have it mounted there anymore. Needed to fit it in a little one car garage packed with junk.
     
  4. Oct 21, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Re: Auxiliary Fas Can Mounting ?

    Hahaha-smash it. I can picture it now. Spare location is a good spot as well.

    :)
     
  5. Oct 22, 2013
    duffer

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    Re: Auxiliary Fas Can Mounting ?

    This is how I had them mounted-scanned photo from about 1992. Key word here is "had". A rear aux tank is a much better solution.
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    Any of the swing-out rear tire carrier/can racks for a CJ 5/6 will bolt on a flatty. The tail gate and rear tub dimensions are the same.
     
  6. Oct 22, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Thank you very much and for the info. :)

    Looks good.
     
  7. Oct 22, 2013
    RATTYFLATTY

    RATTYFLATTY I think you need a little more throttle

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    On my CJ5 I modified a CJ7 tire carrier to do the job

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    I don't have a top for the flatty and the cans don't leak so this works for me. A larger rear tank is in the future when the rebuild finally gets here.

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  8. Oct 22, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Wow thank you.

    My son has a '74 CJ5 and also looking to mount a can-I will show him this link. :)
     
  9. Oct 22, 2013
    Canadian 62

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    I mounted mine opposite to the military jeep standard. I put the spare wheel on the drivers side and the fuel on the passenger side. Since the fuel can is smaller and generally lower it provides a better view of that corner when backing up in tight places. Handy when off roading in the bush and trees.
     
  10. Oct 22, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Ok I mounted one on the CJ8. Since these are notorious for leaking I did not want to put it on the roll bar. So I mounted it here so the rocks and trees can take it out - hopefully not.

    The kids now want one and will have to mount there's on the back. I will forward this post so they can look at what has been presented.

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  11. Oct 22, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Now I just need to tap in a + & - wire from the brake light to run my 12v electric fuel pump. This way I can just pump it out into the vehicle or if need be.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Anyone know where I can get a gasket locally ?

    I have a bigger rubber gasket installed on the can that us on the Jeep and it covers the breather hole - but keeps it from leaking.

    Not 100% sure if I should cover this hole or not-they always leak from there.

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  13. Oct 23, 2013
    duffer

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    I believe the lid/gasket is supposed to seal the vent hole when tight. Never had one leak from the vent. Be careful buying gaskets. It's the Omix-ada thing. One bunch I got must have been made from old intertubes and immediately became soft when hit with gas-so soft they would twist out from under the lid. I think the last ones I purchased were from the local Co-op farm supply (Cenex) and were fine.

    Maybe too late for your mounting, but it is best to mount them above bumper height so at least they don't get smashed in a low speed collision.
     
  14. Oct 23, 2013
    Rollbar

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    Thank for the vent info-wasn't sure. The other gasket in the pic is thin an doesn't cover the hole-thus it leaks, but the other one covers it and no leaks so far.

    Also, thanks for the tip on the bumper height-make since.
     
  15. Oct 23, 2013
    Rollbar

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    4 gal of gas cap on tight and vent holes covered by the bigger gasket I have.

    Might just toss this setup and use those plastic skinny tanks.

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