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Old 09-02-2013, 10:30 PM   #1
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Ammo Can Center Console

I'm am new to posting to this forum but have been a long time reader. My question is, what did those of you use to mount ammo cans in YJs with the tub not being flat?

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Old 09-02-2013, 10:50 PM   #2
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I cut a 1 1/2 inch piece of wood the exact dimensions as the bottom of the can. Thicker or thinner wood determine the height and your comfort. I rest the heal of my hand comfortably on the console holding the shift in 4th. Forgot, I use 44MM cans. I bolted the wood (two bolts) through the bottom of the floor. Then I screwed the can to the wood through hole drilled in the bottom of the can. Rock solid never moves. Couldn't be easier

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Old 09-03-2013, 06:56 AM   #3
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Nice, mine is a 40 mm and sits a little low so I may use a block to raise it as well. Thanks.
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I cut a 1 1/2 inch piece of wood the exact dimensions as the bottom of the can. Thicker or thinner wood determine the height and your comfort. I rest the heal of my hand comfortably on the console holding the shift in 4th. Forgot, I use 44MM cans. I bolted the wood (two bolts) through the bottom of the floor. Then I screwed the can to the wood through hole drilled in the bottom of the can. Rock solid never moves. Couldn't be easier
you are no doubt the ammo can expert of the forum..yours look really good
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Old 09-03-2013, 11:00 AM   #5
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you are no doubt the ammo can expert of the forum..yours look really good
Thanks Dragon. Coming from you I'm flattered. Just call me ACE (ammo can expert) from now on. If there are no moving parts and it has nothing to do with how your jeep runs then I'm your man
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:19 PM   #6
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Here's what I did with mine. A 2x6 and a 2x2 for the rear and it worked pretty good......







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Old 09-03-2013, 07:16 PM   #7
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I should have know that Florida would be commenting on this...
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #8
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I should have know that Florida would be commenting on this...
of course...he is "the man" around this joint when it comes to ammo cans
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #9
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Haha that's exactly what I mean!
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #10
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Come on guys. The only thing I've don't of any note on the Forum relates to ammo cans which, if course, I personally think are the cats ass. Besides performing more oil changes than anyone else here ammo cans are my specialty. Actually, thats kinda sad but I am smart enough to find friends that know everything. Not to salt my luck but I'm confident nothing can happen to my jeep that you guys can't resolve.

And here's a nasty little secret.....there's a member here named StanF and I saw the ammo cans he made and they make mine look like they were made in a cave.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:38 PM   #11
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yeah,but yours look like they were supposed to be there rather than looking like add ons..to me that is a huge difference..that was my secret in building show winning choppers.everything looked like it was supposed to be there..it flowed..your ammo box fab and that little backwards seat have that same flow
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Blows my mind I'm starting to think like you. Thats exactly how I feel about everything I do to the jeep. And I want a dog named Sambo? Getting nervous
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I got a 30 cal ammo can screwed to inner fender on passenger side for tool box. Look cool and clears hood no problem
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Blows my mind I'm starting to think like you. Thats exactly how I feel about everything I do to the jeep. And I want a dog named Sambo? Getting nervous
Sambo is a trip...
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #15
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And your garage isn't too shabby either.
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I got a 30 cal ammo can screwed to inner fender on passenger side for tool box. Look cool and clears hood no problem
Pic?
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And your garage isn't too shabby either.
that shop housed my welding business for many years.Now it is full of jeep and harley stuff,plus my tools and equipment.It is a mess right now but yesterday Junelle started cleaning it up.So,far she has cleared enough room for at least one more jeep.Of course Sambo and I helped the best way we could by kicking back on the couch in the a/c and watching Marshall Dillon on tv.Junelle that it was the best way too because we were not in her way..
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Old 09-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #18
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There's quite a few details on my Ammo Can build here:
StanF Ammo Can Project

Take a look and ask any specific questions.
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can we see pics of florida's and curt's ammo can's please?
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Not to knock on the good designs here, but I personally didn't use wood. Seems easier to knock loose and walk away with the whole can. I chose to use 16ga steel. I just leveled the can and built 2 legs to mount the back. 4 bolts to hold it down and it's going to take someone a long time to get this guy out. I can jump up and down on the box and it moves the whole jeep. I also installed an eye bolt for a lock. Sorry the pics are dark and dirty. Oh yeah I also added a 1/4 thick cup holder. Haha.
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Hoping to do this as well

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