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Unread 03-01-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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My ammo can storage...

Bought a 40MM Ammo can and bolted it to my tailgate, so far it's holding: brake fluid, power steering fluid, extra wheel U-Joint, extra driveshaft U-Joint, metric wrench set, 3 D MagLite, 8 extra batteries for it, 25' air hose, tire repair kit, extra belt. Tomorrow it will get a pair of work gloves, socket set, and roll of rubber/cork gasket material and extra set of spider gears for my D35.

Pics were taken with my phone, so don't be mad at the quality.







BTW, if pics don't work for someone let me know, they're on my FaceBook account and I'll put them on PhotoBucket.


Cost:
$27 for can
$4 for brackets
$4 for bolts
Total cost:
$35

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Unread 03-01-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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I really need an ammo can.
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Unread 03-01-2010, 09:02 PM   #3
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put a padlock on it and it's a poor man's lil instarunk! nice job btw...
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Unread 03-02-2010, 12:36 AM   #4
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great idea. I think I may just do the same thing. already have 1/2 that stuff clanking around anyway - may as well toss it in a can. did you drill holes to bolt it, or how did you attach it?
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Unread 03-02-2010, 04:40 AM   #5
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I drilled holes into the sides for the brackets and 2 holes in the side facing the tailgate and put sheet metal screws in there.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 08:50 AM   #6
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That 40mm can is a great size! Big enough to hold a ton of stuff but not so heavy that you can't lift it when it's full.

I wanted that size for a console as it's a little narrower than the 20mm can that most people use. The larger can was pinching my seat covers when I closed it. I made a bracket for the 40mm can to lift it up to arm rest height and over the e-brake handle.


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Unread 03-02-2010, 10:19 AM   #7
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Great mounting location. I'm going to look into doing that too.
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Unread 03-04-2010, 03:25 PM   #8
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That 40mm can is a great size! Big enough to hold a ton of stuff but not so heavy that you can't lift it when it's full.

I wanted that size for a console as it's a little narrower than the 20mm can that most people use. The larger can was pinching my seat covers when I closed it. I made a bracket for the 40mm can to lift it up to arm rest height and over the e-brake handle.
great !!! Fantastic Idea
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Unread 03-04-2010, 07:37 PM   #9
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I have a 20mm can behind my back seat until I can get to Harbor Freight to buy a trailer tongue tool box. It is just the right size for going behind the seat and has a built in lock.
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Unread 03-04-2010, 07:48 PM   #10
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I have a 20mm can behind my back seat until I can get to Harbor Freight to buy a trailer tongue tool box. It is just the right size for going behind the seat and has a built in lock.
What is this trailer tongue box you speak of and how much is it? I'm looking for storage behind the seat too....
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Unread 03-04-2010, 07:53 PM   #11
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Here is the link to the trailer tongue box.

- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices
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Unread 03-04-2010, 08:16 PM   #12
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That says the box is 14-1/4" long (I'm guessing that's the front to back depth). Do you not have the rear seat in your YJ or do you have that much more room between the back seat and the tailgate than my TJ?
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Unread 03-04-2010, 08:25 PM   #13
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The 14 1/4" is from the front where the lock is to the back of the box. I have looked at these in the store and they are a good looking tool box. A lot of magazines have 20 % off coupons in them for Harbor frieght.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 05:55 PM   #14
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Your right, the trailer box is too deep. I will just have to leave the 20 mm ammo can in that I am using now. I will make it so that I can lock it.
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Unread 03-05-2010, 06:00 PM   #15
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Go to the hardware store and buy a couple of eye bolts. I think I used either 1/4" or 5/16". Also buy some lock washers and also some fender washers.

Drill a hole to match the eye bolt diameter through one of the slots in the can latch.
Put a regular washer (sized for whatever size eye bolt you bought) on the outside. Put the fender washer on the inside along with the lock washer and the nut. The idea of the fender washer is to give more surface area on the inside of the can where the eyebolt passes through to give more support if someone tries to pry the can open. Do this on both ends of the can.

Take a look at my picture in Post #6 to see the lock that I used.

You can buy sets of 2 or 4 locks with matching keys at Lowes/Home Depot.
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