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Unread 03-20-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Any custom Jerry can mounts?

I have used the search button only to find 5 or 6 yr old threads with pictures missing so i thought id make a new post.

I have the tuff stuff rear and front bumper, looking for a way to mount a jerry can to the rear tire swing out. The aftermarket stuff is just too pricy, so i'm looking for a DIY mount. Any suggestions?

Here is my rear bumper:
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Unread 03-20-2012, 09:50 PM   #2
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take that carmax sticker off and you'll gain 2 inches of clearance and 10hp.

Just how DIY do you want it to be? Does DIY mean you bolt it on, or you weld it up?
I would start with one of these and then make a bracket to hold it sideways, on the passenger side of the spare tire, like this, but on the opposite side. Or just buy that one for WAY too much coin.
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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #3
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double post... why does it do that like half an hour later?
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Unread 03-20-2012, 10:06 PM   #4
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How would i make a bracket for that? I have a buddy who knows how to weld, but i could always buy my own steel and go to a muffler shop and ask them to weld me up something.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 03:34 AM   #5
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Click the build in my sig. I added one to my tire carrier.
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Unread 03-21-2012, 03:43 AM   #6
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Here's one that is inexpensive to make:







In these photos it is used with the stock tire carrier and a Gr8Tops Exogate tailgate reinforcement, but the same idea should work with your tire carrier - the "mounting stud" part of it (photo just above) just slips over the studs for mounting the spare and is sandwiched in between the spare and the carrier.
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Unread 11-20-2012, 08:48 PM   #7
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Just started making mounts similar to Rock Hard Rack design. All 3/16 steel welded together. Should have it finished soon and will post pics. First post here on the forum. Hello!

Pictures are too LARGE! How to resize?? ugh!
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Unread 11-21-2012, 10:56 AM   #8
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I made a few out of 2" flat bar for my trailer a while back, they would work for a tire carrier just as well I would assume.

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Unread 11-21-2012, 01:44 PM   #9
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There's some really cool ideas so far in this thread!
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Unread 11-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #10
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I'm in the process of working on some side-mounted jerry can carriers. They'll bolt right up to the TJ's frme rails (no new holes required), and include receivers for mounting the actual jerry can holders. Here's a photo I took while prototyping the fitment:



Seems to me that for some applications mounting the cans here will be better than hanging them off the tailgate or spare tire carrier where they add to the rear weight of the Jeep and are very subject to rattling.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 02:43 PM   #11
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I'm in the process of working on some side-mounted jerry can carriers. They'll bolt right up to the TJ's frme rails (no new holes required), and include receivers for mounting the actual jerry can holders. Here's a photo I took while prototyping the fitment:



Seems to me that for some applications mounting the cans here will be better than hanging them off the tailgate or spare tire carrier where they add to the rear weight of the Jeep and are very subject to rattling.
That location for a Jerry Can wouldn't work here on PNW trails, Forest Service Roads only.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 02:45 PM   #12
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That location for a Jerry Can wouldn't work here on PNW trails, Forest Service Roads only.
I agree it isn't the perfect location for some trails, but for pretty much all of the several hundred off-pavement miles I typically do each year, this location will work out perfectly.
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Unread 11-21-2012, 02:53 PM   #13
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here is mine, it bolts to my tire carrier


pretty much what bolesr did with his
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Unread 11-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #14
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I made a few out of 2" flat bar for my trailer a while back, they would work for a tire carrier just as well I would assume.

Any more photos of this?
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Unread 11-22-2012, 08:12 PM   #15
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OK, finished one side. Turned out well. Hitting the trails tomorrow.
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