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Unread 08-04-2012, 05:44 PM   #1756
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Wow that was quite a read. Very nice looking stuff. I am very much interested in pricing for rear bumper/carrier w/ high lift and gerry can mounts and frame tie-ins. For a 2005 LJ Rubi shipped to Central California 93614.

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Unread 08-04-2012, 07:57 PM   #1757
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Deron.. just sent you a PM.. thanks!!
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Unread 08-05-2012, 11:03 PM   #1758
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Eddie,
Followed your ideas and this is what I built for a 69 Commando. Still need to build the tire carrier.








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Unread 08-06-2012, 03:31 PM   #1759
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Nice!
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Unread 08-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #1760
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Eddie!!!!
Works on the CJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
B@d @$$ comando!!!
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Unread 08-09-2012, 11:41 PM   #1761
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Hey Eddie, I just got back from the Jeep Jamboree on the Rubicon Trail and my bumper/tire carrier that I built from your design (and some of your parts) kicked A**. I'm hear to tell you that it held up like a tank! I banged that thing on some serious drops and all it did was take a little paint off the bottom corners!!! Here are some pics of my version. Sorry the pics are soo big. I'm not so computer savvy! I don't have any pics of it finished. I'll see if I can get some on here later. Thanks again for all your help and an awesome design!!!
tire-carrier-001.jpg   tire-carrier-004.jpg   tire-carrier-005.jpg   tire-carrier-006.jpg  
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Unread 08-09-2012, 11:55 PM   #1762
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By the way, since you are a metal/welding guru, I'm designing an off-road jeep trailer and I've been toying with the idea of making it out of aluminum. What is your take on this? Yes, it will be lighter, but how does aluminum hold up to flexing, and the stresses that a moderately heavy load and off-roading will dish out? I know Featherlight makes a bunch of different types of trailers out of aluminum. Do you think this is a good idea? Cost may prohibit it from happening but I would like your take on it.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 05:37 AM   #1763
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Aluminum would be plenty strong for a trailer. The downside would be cost and welding the aluminum. Not sure if the reward is worth the extra cost/work.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 06:23 PM   #1764
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Thanks Eddie! I'll compare the cost difference and see if I can choke it down!!! If not, then Steel it is!
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Unread 08-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #1765
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Well.. both McMaster Carr and Northern no longer carry the red "Blitz" style bases for 5gal Jerry Cans So, it's gonna be either "make my own" base, or switch to something else.

I've made a couple Jerry can bases out of sheet.. bent on the brake. While they worked okay, they still used a strap to hold the gas can in place.

I've had a couple people ask me about doing a mount for the Rotopax Cans so I figured I give it a go. I ordered one of their 1.75gal cans and the basic Mounting bracket. The stuff came in late last week. Since I had a couple tire carrier bumpers to knock out this weekend, I figured it'd be a good time to knock out a mounting bracket to mount them on my swingarms.

The 1.75gal cans are 3.5" thick. I figured 2 of them could be stacked together and mounted without having to shove the spare tire too far back. So, I made my mount figuring most folks would probably stack 2 cans together.

Here's the Rotopax mounting bracket.


Here's the mount I did.. simple 90deg bracket cut from 3/16". A small gusset at the bend to help rigidity. I'll probably change the bolt pattern at the head to an "arc'd slot" to allow the Rotopax bracket to be spun to different angles. I oriented this first one with the gas can's spout at the very top.


Here's the bracket from behind.. I slotted the gusset into the bend so I could plug weld it in from behind. The bolt holes in the base are setup to work with 2" square tube.. allowing the bracket to be slid in/out a couple inches.


Quick test fit on the swingarm I was working on.


From the backside..
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #1766
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Is there any other place that sells those kind of jerry can mounts?
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:44 PM   #1767
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The Blitz Bases? I was paying about $25-$28 each for them (with shipping) from McMaster and Northern. With Northern I didn't have to pay shipping. With McMaster, I could "drop ship". Both have since stopped carrying them.

I've seen them on eBay.. anywhere from $25-$60 each. Maybe Amazon?
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:46 PM   #1768
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The Blitz Bases? I was paying about $25-$28 each for them (with shipping) from McMaster and Northern. With Northern I didn't have to pay shipping. With McMaster, I could "drop ship". Both have since stopped carrying them.

I've seen them on eBay.. anywhere from $25-$60 each. Maybe Amazon?
Ok thanks. I will look into those. And if I can't find them I will get back with you.
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:49 PM   #1769
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I got the last one at Northern there in Norfolk. Was on sale for $14.99. Wish I'd gotten the opportunity for more at that price.
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Unread 08-15-2012, 05:03 AM   #1770
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Well I wouldn't hold your breath for those to come back in stock anytime soon. I wish I had gotten one and a jerry can to match before now.

"Blitz USA, a manufacturer of gasoline containers that has operated for nearly five decades in Miami, will close on July 31, putting 117 employees out of work.

-quoted from this interview with Blitz's PR person.

You might want to buy a couple of cans now for hurricane season while you still can.
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