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Had been doing my research and decided the asked amount for a spare tire mounted gas can assembly was unreasonably priced. Decided to fabricate my own holder, with a few modifications to both add strength and ease removal over the models I have seen.

Started out with some 16 guage squeare tubing and some creative cutting.



Cage welded and cross braces tacked in place. Perfect fit for a 5 gallon Blitz metal gas can.



Finished product before polishing welds and paint application.



Final finished product, minus installed strap and turnbuckle to hold can down.



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Updated with pictures of the turnbuckle and can in palce
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Nicely done Jrock. Looks functional.
 

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That is way cool. I wish at times I could do something like that. Even be able to make something out of metal would be nice. Good Job. You going to make a bunch and sell them?
 

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The best way to learn how to weld is.......to weld. Get a small MIG welder and have at it.
Can you give me a link to a small Mig welder? See, I wouldn't know what a small, med, large welder would be :)

And what stock can I weld with a 'small' Mig welder :)

Thanks in advance :D
 

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That is way cool. I wish at times I could do something like that. Even be able to make something out of metal would be nice. Good Job. You going to make a bunch and sell them?
I was thinking about it, but the amount of care and detail I put into the things I fabricate it would not be cost effective, as I could not sell it for the amount of time I put into it. Plus, I like the idea of having mods all over my car I know no one else has... selfish much???
 

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Can you give me a link to a small Mig welder? See, I wouldn't know what a small, med, large welder would be :)

And what stock can I weld with a 'small' Mig welder :)

Thanks in advance :D
My first welder was a cheap couple hundred dollar model I picked up at home depot. Runs .30 or .25 flux cored wire, very ****ty to weld with, but it will get the job done. Step up to a gas MIG welder, and you will be very happy.
 

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Awesome Job! I also wish I could weld. Last time I welded anything was in high school and the final results looked like an incredibly large pile of bird $hit.
 

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Awesome job - :bigthumb:

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That is way cool. I wish at times I could do something like that. Even be able to make something out of metal would be nice. Good Job. You going to make a bunch and sell them?
I was thinking about it, but the amount of care and detail I put into the things I fabricate it would not be cost effective, as I could not sell it for the amount of time I put into it. Plus, I like the idea of having mods all over my car I know no one else has... selfish much???
Couldn't you patent the design and sell it to a mfger/reseller like MAF, DeMello, etc. and let them produce and distribute it for a reasonable fee?
 

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