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cool use for leaking jerry cans.

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Tedscj3, Oct 10, 2006.

  1. Oct 10, 2006
    Tedscj3

    Tedscj3 New Member

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    Saw this on the back of a 4x4 the other day. IT was a jerry can that had been split at the horizontal seam a couple inches down from the top. It was piano hinged in the back with some nice locking latches on the front side. It had been turned into a gear storage or tool box. It would be great to add some trays inside to keep stuff sorted out. I just found 2 rusted out cans at work so I am going to make a few.Where is a good place to buy the holders for these cans?
    What do ya think?
     
  2. Oct 10, 2006
    Hawk62cj5

    Hawk62cj5 Captain of OldSchool

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    Sounds good to me , just find a safe way to split them and your golden ;)
     
  3. Oct 10, 2006
    BlueFlu

    BlueFlu past owner of some ecj5's

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    You can buy the holder from most any off road supply shop.
     
  4. Oct 10, 2006
    Canadian 62

    Canadian 62 Member

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    With a little padding inside they make good speaker sub woffer enclosers. Put one inside on top of each rear fender! Use the filler cap hole for the port tube.
    Ed
     
  5. Oct 10, 2006
    Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Sure, I'll try it

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    Sounds awesome. I have one in the garage collecting dust. I'm thinking a jig saw with a metal blade.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2006
    Walldog

    Walldog New Member

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    NoFlyZone

    NoFlyZone Member

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    I found out mine was leaking the bad way. I noticed it was a little rusty inside and didn't want to use it for gasoline. I was changing the oil the other day and thought it would be a good safe place to store used oil until I go to the dump. So, I dumped about 10 quarts of dirty old oil in there and set it in my garage. My brand new garage with a brand new clean concrete floor. Next day I go out there to grab my weed eater andthe floor is covered in about 8 of the ten quarts of oil.

    I have one old Water "Jerry" can that leaks and I will save that one. The other one is going to the dump. If I was going to make a storage box on my Jeep I would want something that doesn't have rust holes through it.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2006
    kiowamtp

    kiowamtp Member

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    I was watching "overhaulin" last night and they brought a '68 Bronco back from the grave. Actually didn't look too bad. However, they made a speaker "box" using a Jerry can and installing a speaker in it. I am not sure if it was metal or plastic
     
  9. Oct 11, 2006
    Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Sure, I'll try it

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    Now that is sweet. I may change my mind on the storage can and do that instead. I picked up some hasps, and hinges today. Very cool. That should make a good project in a couple months when I get the rest of the list done.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2006
    Executioner

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    Subwoofer box????? hmmm.... EXCELLENT idea!!:twisted:
     

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