This was an afternoon project for me to add a little extra storage (jumper cables, tow strap, gloves, etc) for my CJ5. I started out with a jerry can purchased at a local army/navy surplus store. I was actually going to use this can for fuel, but after sand blasting, I realized it had a small rust hole in the bottom. I first sand blasted it and then used a thin cuttoff wheel on my die grinder to cut off the top. I finally killed my Harbor Freight die grinder after 4 years. I'd say I definitely got my moneys worth and will be buying another one on my next visit. After switching and using a straight die grinder, I got the lid cut off.
I installed some door edge molding and installed the hinges and front latch. Afterwards I removed the molding and front latch for prep and paint using a ceramic brake caliper paint I had left over from a previous project. After painting, I installed everything. I eventually plan on adding a thin strip of aluminum on the inside that will help guide the lid and hopefully prevent water intrusion.
I know, it's simple, but I built it for very little money.
79 CJ5 4" Skyjacker
35" Dunlop MT's, 9000lb Warn
304 built with Edelbrock cam,valve springs,timing set,intake,Holley truck avenger carb, DUI ignition, fenderwell headers w/Supertrapps, Twin Sticked D20
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