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Jerry Can Mount And Cleaning

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by 2500hd, Jul 24, 2020.

  1. Jul 24, 2020
    2500hd

    2500hd New Member

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    Hi,
    I am looking to weld up a jerry can mount for the side of my jeep. I would also like to fit it with some other features, like a funnel mount, locking system and maybe a lug wrench.
    Any builds that I can look at?

    I acquired an old military jerry can. What's a good way to clean it?
    Thanks
     
  2. Jul 24, 2020
    baldjosh

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    vinegar...takes a bit longer than the chemical options but works well...
     
  3. Jul 24, 2020
    nickmil

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    Vinegar does work well and it's biodegradable. It can take some time like baldjosh noted. If you go this route try and get the higher acidic stuff as it works better. Regarding the mount, you might look through the builds section. Lots of good ideas there. I wouldn't recommend mounting to the side of the Jeep. Things on the sides of Jeeps tend to get torn off on the trail. That's why almost all trail used Jeeps have moved the spare tire to the rear.
     
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  4. Jul 24, 2020
    2500hd

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    The trails that I will be running the jeep on will be pretty wide. Maybe I will make a mount that is removable.
    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  5. Jul 24, 2020
    boopiejones

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    Here are some pics of the jerrycan mounts on my Jeep. Not sure if they were added by the PO or came like that with the tire carrier, but I’m really impressed with their simplicity and functionality. It’s just a small c channel holding the bottom, and the clamp on top is very basic and has a hole to allow for a lock.

    As for cleaning Jerry cans, I pour about a cup of muratic acid into the can along with a 2-3 foot length of chain. Close up the can, shake it all around, remove acid and chain. Then I pressure wash the inside real good, followed by another shake but this time with just rubbing alcohol. Once completely dry, I use por15 to coat the inside.

    Sorry the pics are sideways. They’re upright on my phone. Odd. B4E86258-B717-4A55-ABC5-893095BA1D78.jpeg 881B5601-3037-429B-8471-95D9E73844D8.jpeg 54B362A2-EC55-4779-AF48-4B2213D79395.jpeg
     
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    PeteL

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    A lock that secures the cap too would prevent siphoning.

    I remember the oil crisis of the 70's. A lot of garden hose got chopped into 4' lengths...
     
  7. Jul 24, 2020
    nickmil

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    Blitz used to make a metal can hold down strap with a lockable hasp that went over the cap preventing it from being opened. It held the cam in place and kept it from being opened at the same time. Not sure if still available but I would imagine so. They were designed to be used with their can mount but I would imagine it could be modified.
     
  8. Jul 24, 2020
    scott milliner

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    Under the passenger seat is where I put my 4 way lug wrench.
     
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    Twin2

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    tire carrier looks just like mine . yep very simple design
     
  10. Jul 24, 2020
    duffer

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    Yep. Side mounting anything on a Jeep that actually sees trail use is a very bad idea. I put the jerry can spout and lug wrench (along with an ax, jack, and shovel) under the hood on my 3B. An easily accessible location even with a load of gear.
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  11. Jul 25, 2020
    2500hd

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    Very simple and good mount. I like the idea.
    You guys might be swaying me to do a rear mount for the tire and can...
     
  12. Jul 25, 2020
    2500hd

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    What an amazing use of space. The welding and layout is incredible!
    Thanks for the ideas.
     
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    Fireball

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    I knew who posted that just from seeing the picture. Duffer, your work is something else.
     
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    truckee4x4

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    That’s pretty darn amazing duffer!
     
  15. Jul 25, 2020
    iharding

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    If anyone has a set of the hold down and nuts I'd buy them. I made some but they are not good.
     
  16. Jul 25, 2020
    2500hd

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    I flipped them for you.

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    masscj2a

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    I have this same swing tire carrier, but my sprare is too large to put on the cans. Plan is to move the tire over to at least use for one can. I've taken and mounted a gerry can mount right to the tailgate in the past, with a footman loop at the top to run a strap through top of can handle to keep it from moving around. Don't think I even took a picture of it though. I have never had luck with a spare tire at the right rear quarter of the Jeep or a can mounted anywhere but at the rear. Maybe its just me, but it seems that rock, tree and barn gremlins are always reaching out and yanking them off. Little buggers. :twist:
     
  18. Jul 26, 2020
    PeteL

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    There is a historical precedent for this problem...

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  19. Jul 26, 2020
    nickmil

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    MB/GPW, M-38, M-38a1 all had spare tires and fuel cans mounted to the back. Was an option on many civilian models too. Even the Brits mounted their spare on the hood of the Land Rover’s.
    Anyone know the origin of “Jerry can”. I do.
     
  20. Jul 26, 2020
    mickeykelley

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    German design then "we" "incorporated".

    That pic is loaded for bear.
     
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