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    Carry over discussion from 99TJ photo session...

    The metal and plastic cans have their weak points. The metal cans do have a lining and as long as it is intact and you keep a pliable rubber gasket on the cap, they remain usable. Once the inside coating begins to flake off, it is time to discard it. The plastic ones last a long time IF you keep them out of the sun as much as possible. After storing mine outside beside a shed for a number of years, the plastic became brittle as glass and they just shattered. They also balloon up as the gas expands so you need to vent them a few times during the day when on the trail. The tough part these days is finding a plastic can that will fit the old jerry can tray. The mil spec ones do and are made of much better plastic, but I have only seen those for water, not fuel.

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    Nice setup.....I'll have to see what they offer for JKs....
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    There is a mil spec jerry can for fuel. Each type, plastic and metal have there own, umm..., uhh... Mule Phallus. And just like the military they are not interchangeable. I'll dig one out of our connex later on and see if i can find the NSN. if your in the market for one anyway.

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    Just got my fuel can (red metal) from Chris. I paypalled someone for it like a year ago and could just never link up with the person to get it. It eventually made it's way through a bunch of local jeepers to me. Now I have a fuel can and no mount. Guess I have to get with Eddie and see what he can sell me.

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    The metal ones can be mounted a few different ways. I have one in a regular holder (passenger side) and one that sits on/over a piece of plywood. Both are secured on the top. The metal cans have an indent of about 3/4'' that allow this.



    I use a siphon hose when filling from a gerry can, keeping it about 4-6'' from the bottom to avoid sucking up any debris. A 6' chunk of clear hose, and set the can on the spare tire. Fills quick and no mess.


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    I always like the hand crank pumps they work well and are much better than siphoning it by mouth and they are very cheap.
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