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Old 12-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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Gerry Cans on Stock Rear Bumper?

Is there a DIY on how to mount 2 gerry cans on a stock '97 TJ bumper. I'll pick up the tray type gerry can holders if need be. I may also have to extend the spare tire out to fit the cans behind, so I'd like to find a DIY or ideas on that also.

I'm not a welder nor do I know any, so I'll have to nut and bolt everything

Obviously I'm looking for some SAFE as well as effective.

Thanks for any help.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Haven't seen anything like that. There's more than a few issues involved. If the trays are bolted to the bumper, the tailgate won't open. If they are bolted to the tailgate and the tire is extended out further, the tailgate wouldn't be up to supporting the weight. It would be next to impossible to hinge them to the bumper and have them move in conjunction with the tailgate. JMHO.

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Old 12-23-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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Dennis. Thanks for your thoughts. I love a challenge. There's got to be a way or a different location since I don't have a choice. Key word is SAFE.
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I'm not sure sandwiching cans full of gasoline between your spare and the body tub, or exposed at the rear bumper level of the vehicle for that matter would be wise for on road use. I'm thinking rear collision problems.

Something up higher maybe? I seem to see a lot of the aftermarket spare carriers mount the cans up sorta high, away from a direct rear ender.

Just a though since safety is a concern.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:31 PM   #5
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Of course I forget who it was...this came up in another thread before and someone said they put them in front of the doors on the fender. They had sliders though, don't know if you do.
There is no "safe" way to carry containers of gasoline outside the vehicle, or inside without building some kind of safety cage. The chance of an accident, and that accident igniting them are slim.
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