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Old 08-21-2013, 07:52 AM   #1
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Where to mount gas carrier

I built a jerry can holder for my 5 gal gas container. My issue is finding a place to mount the sucker. Any ideas?

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Old 08-22-2013, 11:13 AM   #2
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How about mounted on the right side of the A frame for your spare tire carrier? Like between the spare tire and right brake light?

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Old 08-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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Without seeing the bumper in more detail, I'm winging it, but here are a few brainstorming ideas:

- weld some angle iron off of the "A" frame tire carrier (top or sides)
- create a u-bolt configuration to attach to the bumper or tire carrier
- possible to run some threaded rod through the two remaining holes in the tire carrier and fab something there

It's not much, but perhaps someone can add to it!
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Thanks, good ideas i may get someone to weld something.
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I made receivers that bolt to the frame under the front fenders, and brackets that hold a standard jerry can holder that go in the receivers. That way they're quick and easy to install/remove, so I only have them in place when I am on a trip where I'm likely to need extra fuel.



The bolt you see in the receiver shaft in the left photo above goes through a hole in the receiver and then into this shaft; it locks the bracket in place and prevents rattling. It's a 1/2" bolt with a 3/4" head, so the Wrangler lug wrench is all that's needed to tighten/remove the bolt.



The cans are held above the flare extensions, and about 3/4" from the body, and because of the anti-rattle bolts, there's no movement at all of the holder in the receiver. The photo above is from my Colorado trip earlier this month, I did over 200 miles off road and carried a can on each side of the Jeep.

I haven't studied the JK frame, so I'm not sure exactly how this same idea would work out on a JK.

But if it doesn't work out on the JK or if you don't like the side mounting position, here's one I made before I made the side mount ones, this one mounts on a stud through the center of the spare wheel.





The mounting stud is welded to a plate that just slips between the spare and the spare carrier.

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I made receivers that bolt to the frame under the front fenders, and brackets that hold a standard jerry can holder that go in the receivers. That way they're quick and easy to install/remove, so I only have them in place when I am on a trip where I'm likely to need extra fuel.

The bolt you see in the receiver shaft in the left photo above goes through a hole in the receiver and then into this shaft; it locks the bracket in place and prevents rattling. It's a 1/2" bolt with a 3/4" head, so the Wrangler lug wrench is all that's needed to tighten/remove the bolt.

The cans are held above the flare extensions, and about 3/4" from the body, and because of the anti-rattle bolts, there's no movement at all of the holder in the receiver. The photo above is from my Colorado trip earlier this month, I did over 200 miles off road and carried a can on each side of the Jeep.

I haven't studied the JK frame, so I'm not sure exactly how this same idea would work out on a JK.

But if it doesn't work out on the JK or if you don't like the side mounting position, here's one I made before I made the side mount ones, this one mounts on a stud through the center of the spare wheel.

The mounting stud is welded to a plate that just slips between the spare and the spare carrier.
Very cool, ty for the idea. I will look at the body undercarriage to see if I can rig something up. Im also looking at the hinge bolts on the back between the right tail light and tire.
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I made receivers that bolt to the frame under the front fenders, and brackets that hold a standard jerry can holder that go in the receivers. That way they're quick and easy to install/remove, so I only have them in place when I am on a trip where I'm likely to need extra fuel.


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