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Unread 10-18-2009, 05:35 PM   #1
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Where can I buy a Steel, black Jerry can?

I am looking for a Black Jerry can, Or just a site that carries them.. Can anyone show me in the right direction?

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Unread 10-18-2009, 06:11 PM   #2
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I don't know about in your area but in my neck of the woods the tractor supply/farm supply stores carry them. They are red but a rattle can or two and they can be any color you want. Also you don't have to pay shipping so they are cheaper overall
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Unread 10-18-2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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I was looking for a website... Nowhere in my area carries them.
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Unread 10-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #4
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Gerry Cans - Quadratec A little paint and BAM!!!!
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Unread 10-18-2009, 06:51 PM   #5
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gas

expensive,but better that the civilian ones. find some one in your area with military veichles, they always have a bunch of used ones laying around
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Unread 10-18-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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check local law before paint gas cans. some places say it has to be red to be on a street able rig.
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Unread 10-18-2009, 07:39 PM   #7
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Blitz builds cans (or imports them from China)...

Blitz USA: Fuel Containment and Accessories

You won't find a 'Black' gasoline approved container.
Federal DOT requires all Gasoline approved cans to be RED,
Diesel to be YELLOW,
Kerosene to be BLUE...

Just so you know, not even the military uses steel cans for fuel anymore.
The black heavy plastic cans work better, don't rust, rot, or crack like the metal ones do.
Military surplus will have BLACK gasoline approved fuel cans, but they will be PLASTIC, not metal,

And technically, it's illegal to transport anything other than RED gasoline container on highways...
Not like it's actually enforced, but that is the law.
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I have some OLD military 'Gerry' Cans, US made, but they are getting SCARCE, and unless I was doing a 'Period' Jeep theme, I believe I would use the newer, safer Plastic containers.
They are getting SCARCE and EXPENSIVE on E-bay, and virtually impossible to find in the military surplus stores anymore.
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Unread 10-18-2009, 08:54 PM   #8
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Well thanks Hammer.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 06:53 AM   #9
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I used military gas cans from surplus, and painted them camo...
I've only had one person in the last 5 years or so say something about them not being 'Red' and it was a retired DOT cop.
He was just busting my chops at an off road run for something to do, it wasn't serious.

Some of the new style military 'Plastic' jugs are supposed to stop, or reduce leakage if they get struck by a bullet or punctured by something else (like backing into things, something I do all the time on trails!)

I don't know How it works, so I'm guess here, but that is what I'm reading from some of the military guys...
Maybe they have some of that 'Green Snot' stuff inside on the walls, or the plastic self heals to some extent...
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Unread 10-19-2009, 07:47 AM   #10
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ive got two in my garage. neighbor gave them to me. if you ever in ohio, let me know as i dont know if you can ship used gas cans.
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Unread 10-19-2009, 09:41 AM   #11
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You can if you rinse them out well before you ship.

I find it VERY hard to find the old steel military cans anymore,
Much heavier build than the 'Blitz' metal cans made today, and different size neck threads also so my military can accessories (funnel, nozzle, ect.) won't work with the 'Blitz' brand cans.

Last two I purchased on E-bay turned out to be leaking junk!
Really makes me mad I shelled out about $50 each (with shipping) for leaking junk, but you know the E-bay people, SWORE they cans were in top notch shape and say I switched them after I got them...
No refunds...

REALLY pisses me off when they do stuff like that!
I worked HARD for that money
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Unread 10-19-2009, 09:52 AM   #12
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The 'plastic' military cans are referred to as Scepter cans. Triple handles are fuel and single handle for water. These are getting hard to find as the US military I believe has been restricted from selling them to the public due to C.A.R.B. rules.

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Unread 10-19-2009, 05:55 PM   #13
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Rusty's sells a metal one.. it's red like the rest of them however.

Rustys Offroad: Gerry Gas Can - 5 gal.
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