How did you attach the ammo can?
Also, would it have worked to turn it 90 degrees, along the same axis or would that have caused a conflict somewhere?
Love this concept and will probably implement it but need to get a jeep first
Where the two angled braces come together on the tongue to form the tip of the triangle, there are two carriage bolts side-by-side (one for each brace). I replaced them with bolts and large washers, and drilled two holes in the ammo can floor for these bolts to go through. I also drilled two holes under the other side of the ammo can (one through each of the angled braces) to secure it there also with two smaller bolts/washers. I used nylocks so the bolts wouldn't shake loose. So it is secured in four places - it's not going anywhere.
I didn't think of mounting it 90 degrees (along the length of the tongue) but it would have worked. The ammo can base is 11" long. It would not have caused any interference as far as I can tell (I was out there with a tape measure before typing this). My tailgate swings above the ammo can, so that's not an issue.
One thing to remember, is the "Red" trailer's tongue is about 10" shorter than the "Black" (like mine) trailer's tongue. If you're mounting a spare tire carrier like I did on the front of a red trailer, you might not have enough room to mount an ammo can lengthwise. But ammo cans are light - you could mount them on the wooden sides behind the fender if you wanted.
Here's where I ordered the ammo can:
You'd think living in an Army town you would be able to find them easily. I found some at my local Army Surplus Store, but they looked like crap. Rusty, poorly repainted, etc. They looked like they had spent a lot of time outside. I didn't want to put an ugly can on my nice looking trailer, so I ordered one of these new ones - and glad I did. With shipping it came to about $25.00.
I seriously considered one of these:
But after seeing what the used cans at my local surplus store looked like, I was hesitant to purchase one of these sight unseen (I felt safe ordering the new one as above). But having a vintage can might have looked cool (of course, I might have been the only one that ever noticed, but still...).