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    Default 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!

    I have wanted to add a set of ammo cans to the back of my Shrockworks bumper from the moment that I looked at it with the jerry cans mounted. I thought about going with the MK19 ammo cans but couldn't find any local. When I saw Hundy's thread on JKO about the 20mm ammo cans I knew that they would be perfect. Another reason that they are special to me is that I used to wash my clothes in one during the first Gulf war, we used those cans for damn near everything. Not to mention that the helicopter (AH1/Cobra) that I was a crewchief on shot 20mm rounds out the cannon hanging off the front.



    Anyway..... enough of the history - I wanted a set of these bad boys hanging off the back to use as secure, waterproof storage.

    Started with this:
    A set of ammo cans from my buddy Hundy!


    Plenty of room for cans on the side without blocking the taillights (blocking taillights aggravates the cops... trust me on this one)


    Added the bottom part of the can mounts to the Shrock tire carrier diagonal bar.

    The cool thing about the jerry can mounts is that they are two piece, if you take the jerry can attachment off a little "shelf" is left that you can attach just about anything to. My next project will be to make a mount for my little Honda generator... as long as it doesn't block the taillight.......


    Quick mock up to see where the holes needed to be drilled.



    I remember Hundy saying that a jerry can fit just right in one of the ammo cans - which makes them perfect IMO... not only will they hold a jerry can but I will also be able to carry my recovery strap and tree saver while on the trail. Add the lid and it is waterproof. I will put a set of hasps on each one to secure whatever is inside.


    Got the holes marked and drilled, four holes and will use 3/8 x 1" bolts with washers and some thread locker to keep everything in place.


    Sent everything to paint for a flat black makeover. I used a wire wheel to clean up the cans, there were a few small spots of surface rust that just needed a tap with the wire wheel to be good to go. I will put several coats of paint on and then let them sit over night.


    Super easy mod and will give quite a bit of storage the install time was about 6.5 beers - longer if you count what I will drink between tonight and tomorrow when I get everything bolted on.

    I will get some photos of everything finished tomorrow - might even wash the jeep.... probably not.... either way will get some pics up.


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    HUNT'N FISHING AN JEEPIN Bun-B' s YJ's Avatar
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    Ya need to bring the jeep out to Marble Falls for the WFTW an show it off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bun-B' s YJ View Post
    Ya need to bring the jeep out to Marble Falls for the WFTW an show it off
    Man O Man I wish! I had planned on it until I jacked up my back. Still have the equivalent of four broken bones back there or I would be there. I will be there for the run in 2010.

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    It is 0500 coffee in one hand the 6 is dressing and were off to wheel. hope your back gets better!
    Been ridin' instyle on Brads since '90-08 now stuck behind desk, please shoot me..

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    Nice looking rig, man! Got any other links with images of your Jeep?

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    Rig looks great. i bought four of the 50 cal ammo cans from hundy and put them under the back seat for storage
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    Got it finished up this morning, still have a few rattles that I need to seek out and destroy but only a few. I like the versatility of having the option to carry my cans with some trail stuff, or dry storage that will be lockable once I get the hasps/locks put on.










    Storage options... you get the idea..


    And one of the main reasons is for tailgating.... the possibilities are endless I only had 6 beers but am sure that I can get a 12 pack in there - perfect:



    And for a little nostalgia.... a 20mm round (*disclaimer - for my BATF homies - it is a display round.... not live)


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    Quote Originally Posted by notarubicon View Post
    Rig looks great. i bought four of the 50 cal ammo cans from hundy and put them under the back seat for storage
    That is next.... I love the ammo cans!


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    Quote Originally Posted by JaceP View Post
    Nice looking rig, man! Got any other links with images of your Jeep?
    Thanks! It (like everyone's) is a work in progress.

    http://s75.photobucket.com/albums/i3...Gman_/Wheelin/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.RonGilbert View Post
    And one of the main reasons is for tailgating.... the possibilities are endless I only had 6 beers but am sure that I can get a 12 pack in there - perfect:
    I would advise against putting bottles in there (or in a cooler for that matter) if you're moving about.

    Something about broken glass and a cooler that reeks of beer.

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