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Unread 09-10-2001, 04:44 PM   #1
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Ammo Can - how to take care of

I have several military surplus ammo can's that I use as tool boxes. What is the best product to use to take care of the seals around the top edge?

I am also considering an ammo can to replace my center console in my Jeep .. does anyone know which can is the best to use (for width)? My tape measure is not finding something close enough at the local suplus shop ... either too wide or too narrow.

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Unread 09-10-2001, 11:04 PM   #2
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The Tall 20mm Can is a perfect fit... I bought mine at ArmyGear... The link below is an index of pics I took while I was installing mine...

Pics of my Console
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Unread 09-12-2001, 01:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the pics of what you did .. now it looks like you set your ammo can to be removable .. is that true? I noticed several locks as well .. is that how you hold the can in place on the front and the back? The way you have it setup, does it rattle at all, or is it fairly quiet (except for the goodies inside the box).

The box also looks fairly tall - does it get in the way of shifting at all? My current factory box is in the way of shifting (just by a bit) when I want to use reverse only.

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Unread 09-12-2001, 03:01 PM   #4
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Used the same can I think aprox. 7 1\2 wide x 17 3\8 long x 14 1\2 inches tall.
works great! mounted my CB inside weathertite used a remote speaker under the dash. the top had a latch on both ends (removable) I added a hinge to the back. opens rear ward. Mounted can with rubber feet
used on home A\C compressors. it slopes more like the seat. had a 3" body lift (****er short) had to reach over can ,but it worked .
have added 4" susp. lift and removed body lift.much better feel. sorry no pics
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Yeah, it's locked in to the floor in the back, but the front is loose... I haven't noticed any rattles... Since the front is loose, I can rotate the can out of the way on the rear hinge... I haven't really noticed it was hard to shift, but it did take a day or two to get used to... And, I guarantee, no one is gonna break into it and steal my CDs...
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Unread 09-14-2001, 12:27 PM   #6
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neat pics, Pantera. Mind if I link to your pictures from our how-to section?

Or feel free to submit it yourself here: http://www.jeepsonly.com/cgi-bin/links/add.cgi

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Feel free, my man, feel free... Maybe a little blurb about who took em???
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