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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2017, 11:18 PM Thread Starter
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rear tire gas carriers

hi posting about my gas can setup that is nearly complete just have to add the rachet tie downs and mount for a mini shovel underneath.

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when i first got my fj I had wanted to build a rear tire gas can holder but lacking the skills and direction to do so I went without for a long time. I came up with the idea of using a 2 1/2" pipe and inner diameter mounting hitch. add a 1/2" pin drill it for 33/64th to fit.

Instead of using U bolts to mount a shovel on the underside im going to weld two bolts facing up on a piece of metal and use 3/8" bolts. otherwise use two galvanized conduit clamps with the nuts ontop and of course use a wingnut. if I cant find a wingnut ill use two nuts and just keep a wrench in the back of the truck.

it can fit two gas cans cantilevered out but carrying that 80 pounds I would want to build a support either from the rear hitch or somehow distribute the weight to the rear bumper. so if I used the two cans one would be full and the other empty for now.

i would appreciate any tips or ideas and would like to see your setup if you have one
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Very cool. I like it. Nice idea and good work.
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Re: rear tire gas carriers

Got some conduit clamps will put them in within a few weeks. for anyone wanting to know a 3/8" bolt fits the stock bracket perfectly and i checked the plate it is tack welded and bolted on from factory. you just pop the cap off. I think the weight limit would be about 50 lbs without any future problems. and keep the door closed when loaded
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Re: rear tire gas carriers

Doing mine next week with a Olympic 4x4 gas carrier mount made for rotopax systems. I'll have to cut up a plate similar to yours but I decided to use the Blitz cans since I like steel over the poly cans.

Pretty much copying @FlyNdrive set up. Doesn't require any welding, but I definitely wish I had your skills to weld up a mount.

Instead of conduit clamps for your shovel mount, the rubber quickfist clamps could do the job easily as well. But for price the conduit would probably be cheaper

Just for reference of FlyNDrive's mount.
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Doing mine next week with a Olympic 4x4 gas carrier mount made for rotopax systems. I'll have to cut up a plate similar to yours but I decided to use the Blitz cans since I like steel over the poly cans.

Pretty much copying @FlyNdrive set up. Doesn't require any welding, but I definitely wish I had your skills to weld up a mount.

Instead of conduit clamps for your shovel mount, the rubber quickfist clamps could do the job easily as well. But for price the conduit would probably be cheaper

Just for reference of FlyNDrive's mount.
very nice looks to be stainless steel and uses the tire as a brace.

ok conduit clamps in everything complete. here are the pics of the entire setup. photobucket has too many ads now so ill post them here.
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