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Re: gas can carriers for the FJ

Here' mine from Refined Cycle = JM1-Jerry Gas Can Mount for Toyota FJ Cruiser all years

It's an amazing product that's extremely overbuilt!

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Re: gas can carriers for the FJ

I made a pair a can holders that I can bolt on to the my roof rack. Simple clamp method and it works well on any ladder type rack.



We used them on a trip from TX to CO through NM. Never had a problem with the cans being up there.



The new swingout can hold 3 if needed but normally holds a cooler. We have a travel lock that puts a 3rd point of contact on the rear swing out to triangulate the supports to keep strain off the spindle when its loaded.



The trailer is also designed to hold 4 cans, they are placed in front of the bed behind the spare to keep the weight forward.

I guess in a pinch I can carry 9 cans for 45 extra gallons so if we ever get into a road warrior situation I can get ~700 miles without having to refill.

Also my wife is getting a swing out that we can put 2 cans on for her 4Runner.
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Re: gas can carriers for the FJ

I followed the advice from (I think) the second post and got a couple military gas cans, and lashed them to my stock rack. Perfect. Cheap and low profile - exactly what I needed.



I'm ready for my trip driving from LA to Tierra del Fuego now! (Home - Ushuaia or Bust, Drive to South America)
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Here' mine from Refined Cycle = JM1-Jerry Gas Can Mount for Toyota FJ Cruiser all years

It's an amazing product that's extremely overbuilt!

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Exactly what I've been looking for years for.

Did you get the CB Mount, curious where that connects. Also curious about the ability to mount a Scepter gas can holder instead of a Jerry can holder???
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Exactly what I've been looking for years for.

Did you get the CB Mount, curious where that connects. Also curious about the ability to mount a Scepter gas can holder instead of a Jerry can holder???
I did not get the CB mount. I think Craig has a pic of the CB Mount on his website though.

Also, you can by any can craddle and fuel can you wish. The mounting tabs are roughly 8 inches apart I believe. So any jerry can/scepter can mount can be fabbed up in there. The eBay mount Craig recommends just happens to be what the brackets are designed around... and they are good can holders for the price.

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I followed the advice from (I think) the second post and got a couple military gas cans, and lashed them to my stock rack. Perfect. Cheap and low profile - exactly what I needed.



I'm ready for my trip driving from LA to Tierra del Fuego now! (Home - Ushuaia or Bust, Drive to South America)
Just keep checking the crossmembers. Mine kept loosening up every few days and I'd have to climb up and re-tighten them.

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Re: gas can carriers for the FJ

Thanks for the advice. Luckily with this setup I think it stays mostly tight even if the cross members loosen - as they're being pulled into the cans. And the bottom crossmember is being pulled up against the pole (I think).

But I will check frequently. Also finding a spout for the jerry cans is apparently impossible in CA. Maybe i can find one in Mexico. I just bought a funnel for now.

Hmmm - looking at that picture I'm starting to wonder if one of the jerry can handles is being yanked so much it could give out at some point. I need to check that. Maybe I should just loop through all 3 handles at once, to not put pressure on one individual handle, even though that isn't as stable.

One thing people keep bugging me about is if I have an extra spare. I thought about it but I'm not sure it would be 100% stable on the piece of roof rack I have left after what's used for the gas cans. I don't want to put it on the sun roof. Hopefully that won't become an issue.

I'm getting every fluid replaced in the car today - and with new brakes it's $1700 lol. I'm gonna feel real smart if I roll this thing in the first week.

I plan to leave in 2 days. Crazy! https://www.fjcruiserforums.com/forum...uaia-bust.html

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I followed the advice from (I think) the second post and got a couple military gas cans, and lashed them to my stock rack. Perfect. Cheap and low profile - exactly what I needed.



I'm ready for my trip driving from LA to Tierra del Fuego now! (Home - Ushuaia or Bust, Drive to South America)
Sounds like you have a fun trip coming up.
If you haven't seen this, it's a pretty good resource for insurance, etc.
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Also finding a spout for the jerry cans is apparently impossible in CA. Maybe i can find one in Mexico. I just bought a funnel for now.
Just get a shaker siphon, they work better than those donkey dick spouts anyway.

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