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post #1 of 14 Old 08-12-2020, 01:06 PM Thread Starter
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Help identifying these brackets

I recently took over this old CJ7 and I'm trying to figure out what these brackets are for. The shop that has been doing a bunch of work on it said they might be used to hold a specific kind of fuel can, but I haven't been able to find anything similar on the net.

Has someone seen these brackets before? If they are for fuel tanks, does anyone know what kind?

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post #2 of 14 Old 08-12-2020, 01:13 PM
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Yea, they kinda look like part of an old 5-gal jerry can tank bracket.

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5 ga jerry can... but you need the base plate carrier the gas can sits in.
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I'd love to get these functional again, was there a specific brand that made carries like these? It would be great to get the plates and cans that fit these.

The jeep was converted to a 8 cylinder engine, so the fuel tank is definitely too small for its consumption; a pair of 5 gal cans would certainly help on that front.
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So many companies have made so many variations of those brackets over the decades, it'd be tricky to nail down an exact manufacturer. Even if you could, it's doubtful that they'd service any parts separately.
Here's one that's similar, but not exactly the same. The cans themselves are pretty generic.
There are better bracket setups available.

https://www.quadratec.com/products/12202_01.htm

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Or maybe this.


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post #7 of 14 Old 08-12-2020, 05:50 PM
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I would not want a gas can strapped to the side of my Jeep :-)


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+1 on not wanting it in the side of the Jeep where it can get knocked off by something you drive by. It is also a good place to rust out the body under the bracket. Put the cans on a spare tire carrier or bumper where the weight is not pulling and pushing on the sheet metal.
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Definitely not the pioneer tool set up of WWII and Korea!

This kinda resembles a fire extinguisher hanger that I have seen at gas stations, the only thing that does not look the same is the threaded stud. Unless it had a spin off knob that kept it from bouncing off of the Jeep.

I've seen camera mounts on the side of a vehicle, they normally were cushioned in some manner, I'd probably rule it out.

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Definitely not the pioneer tool set up of WWII and Korea!

This kinda resembles a fire extinguisher hanger that I have seen at gas stations, the only thing that does not look the same is the threaded stud. Unless it had a spin off knob that kept it from bouncing off of the Jeep.

I've seen camera mounts on the side of a vehicle, they normally were cushioned in some manner, I'd probably rule it out.

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Not old enough for the WWII setup and too old for the camera mounts haha.

The fuel cans make sense because of the relatively small fuel tank on the jeep after the engine swap. I'll just take them off for now to avoid hurting the paint any further.
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I'll offer some advice based off experience.
Buy a Wavian 5 gal fuel can. It is a steel can. There are a bunch of knock offs out there that aren't the same thing, and it's hard for an untrained eye to tell the difference. Put 4.5 gal in it, clamp down the lid, and it will not leak- you won't even get a whiff of fuel smell even when it's stored inside your vehicle. You'll need a fuel spout to go with it.

Get a military surplus fuel can mount. Part number is 6566675 or 2590-00-473-6331. These will look nearly the same as something you can get off amazon or from Harbor Freight, but again, there is a difference. The genuine military one is made from thicker steel. If you have the real thing and a knock-off in your hand, you can really tell the difference.

These items aren't cheap. You can shop around but make sure you are getting the genuine article.

I personally carry a Wavian 2.5gal (10 liter) fuel can on my off road trips. It looks the same as a regular 5 gal jerry can, but half the height. It's easier to handle and filled with about 2gal of fuel gets me an additional 30 miles of street time, or keeps me above a 1/4 tank off road. At less than a 1/4 tank, my Jeep can start to experience fuel starvation at extreme off camber sections tilting the Jeep to the pass side.

I put the mount and the can on the pass side rear fender. It's a perfect fit there, but I have a 1995 YJ tub with the family style roll bar. A regular CJ7 type roll bar may need a different mounting position.

Only pic I could find in a quick search. This was on the Rubicon Trail.
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Got 'em all here in my garage.

Pioneer tools and fuel can.

I can run out there and look again---I still don't think either setup could adhere to the narrow top and bottom of that bracket.

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The two grand youngins and I concur that none of the "Real Jeep" accessories will fit that bracket.

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JEEPFELLER is an expert when it comes to fuel cans and the need for them!

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+1 on a WAVIAN fuel can. I have four of the 20 Liter cans ( 5 Gal ). I also purchased the optional long nose steel spouts for each can which flow better than the spout that comes with the can. I use these for my 4WD John Deere Tractor with 5 Gallon fuel tank. https://wavianusa.com/
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