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Jerry Can Holders

Discussion in 'Intermediate CJ-5/6/7/8' started by sleone, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Oct 11, 2004
    sleone

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    I'd like to mount a Jerry Can on my '74 CJ5. I've been doing some searching and have seen quite a few options. I'd like to hear some opinions and pictures would be nice :) I'm not going to mount a spare, just the jerry can. Where and how should I mount it? Thanks for your input

    -Steve
     
  2. Oct 11, 2004
    NoWeedz

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    I have wanted this idea as well. I want something that does not look tacky. I am into the looks as well...............call me vain ! I was thinking of something like the trailer hitch trays. Any ideas? What are most guys useing these days, and from who?
     
  3. Oct 11, 2004
    Boyink

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    Not gonna mount a spare? Whyzat? :?

    I haven't mounted a Jerry can yet, but intend to at some point. I plan to make up something that uses my cooler mount:

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    But then again, if I'm on a run long enough to need more gas I'll probably want the cooler rack too....maybe it's time for a new cooler rack/jerry can combo! ;)

    Con-ferr used to sell a mount for one can that used the lug nuts of the spare tire. Seemed like a good way to go. Whereever the can goes I'd recommend getting the weight onto the frame vs. the body.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2004
    sleone

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    Ok - Maybe I should have explained further. What it all boils down to is that I'm a poor college kid on a budget and can't afford one of those expensive tire/equipment racks that I see in the magazines. It'd be nice but it's not going to happen. I've learned to deal with it. I'm doing what I can now with the funds that are available and doing everything that I can on my own. My girlfriend already dislikes my Jeep because I spend more time and money on it then I do her, so spending a couple of hundred (that I don't have) on a tire carrier wouldn't go over too well. I'm sure somebody out there understands :) At least I have my priorities straight.... :)

    I'm just looking for something that is functional without spending a fortune. My Jeep, as far as I know, hasn't ever had a spare mounted so I need to figure out how and where I can mount it without stressing the body. If its possible I would like for my tailgate to still function properly as well. Am I asking too much? I know somebody out there has some ideas...Thanks guys

    -Steve
     
  5. Oct 12, 2004
    timgr

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    If you have a tailgate, the factory spare mount was on the right side rear fender. Works fine with the standard size tire, except that you can snag the tire on passing tree limbs, ledge, etc. The other possibility is to use the M38-style mount on the tailgate. This makes the tire move up and down with the tailgate, requiring a lot of muscle to open and close it.

    Maybe you should ask yourself if you really need to carry a jerry can. They stink and leak, and could be a real hazard in a collision. One possibility is to mount an additional tank under the driver's seat, like on the pre-71 CJs. You could probably scrounge up the materials to do that. My own preference would be a large-capacity replacement tank, but that's probably more than the cost of a can carrier.
     
  6. Oct 12, 2004
    dauntless_powered

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    if you can weld you could build a very inexpensive swing away tire rack w/ jerry can holders. if not then i have also see them mounted inside behind the rear seat
     
  7. Oct 12, 2004
    speedbuggy

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    Steve-
    I'll take some pics of my set-up tonight if you like. I have mine mounted to the tailgate. You can buy them reasonable at 4wd.com. I got the can at a surplus store locally and it was pretty inexpensive. I have less than $40 in the whole works. The only thing I need to do yet is find a better way of straping the can into the carrier. I am using a ratchet strap now which works good, but easily stolen. :rofl:
     
  8. Oct 12, 2004
    sleone

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    I'd appreciate that. It's really all I'm looking for right now. Thanks
     
  9. Oct 12, 2004
    HighSchoolCJ5

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    Have mine mounted on side of tub above rear-passenger wheel. Currently using a ratchet strap like speedbuggy, but i live in a nice neighborhood and not many ppl would steal a can. :D , only setback I have is at high speeds if ratchet strap isnt tight, creates probably the most annoying noise ever. :mad:
     
  10. Oct 12, 2004
    speedbuggy

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    Here's a couple of pics of my set-up:

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    bolted through tailgate. I added rubber washers on each side to help save the paint:

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    Hope that helps!
     
  11. Oct 12, 2004
    sleone

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    Thanks for the pics. I think I want to do something similar to that for mine
     

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