mounrting the water can on a jeep

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mounrting the water can on a jeep

Post by old arkie » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:31 pm

can anyone please post a photo or two of a jeep, during the war with a water can mounted on the outside of the body ????? ready to mount mine want it to look as it was done during the big one.

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Post by Mark Tombleson » Wed Jan 15, 2014 1:40 am

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=179163

Also,

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=5389&start=15

Some old threads are interesting.

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Post by REG » Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:29 pm

I've seen loads of photos but it always is the way that when you want to find a photo you cannot :cry:
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Post by old arkie » Fri Jan 17, 2014 3:49 pm

Thanks Reg. I now need to make a decision about where to plant it. The one photo shows the English or aussies did not hesitate to get rid of items not needed such as the grill wonder where the pieces went???? old arkie


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Post by gerrykan » Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:56 pm

Another photo of holder (made from round stock) on a Marine Corps jeep.

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If you use a standard jerrycan holder you will need to space it away from the body to clear the windshield pivot point.
I'm sure most of the jerry-rigged holders shown allow the can to contact the pivot point, but I doubt these guys were worried about the long term effects of the can rubbing on it.
I think the halftracks used a stand-off plate between the holder and the vehicle body, but I don't know if it would be thick enough, or of the availability of them.
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Post by Mark Tombleson » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:17 am

Here is a photo of one I took at Tower Park.

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And here is that standoff bracket... from the link I posted earlier.

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And here is a photo of Engagement showing a little better the Marine Corps. way.

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Post by tommyhg » Sat Jan 18, 2014 2:47 am

rills only cut for desert jeeps

Most cans mounted on step just by piece of bended shaped bar welded to jeep, and can dropped in, jerrican rack there looks artificial

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Post by REG » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:29 am

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Post by lucakiki » Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:57 am

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Here is a war time picture, april 45, Italy.

For those who might be interested, there is also a bridge plate to be seen...
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Re: mounrting the water can on a jeep

Post by tipdog » Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:51 pm

tommyhg wrote:rills only cut for desert jeeps...l
Not true. It was done in Europe too.
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Post by Fortyeight2A » Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:45 pm

I'd guess that the jeeps in Europe with cut grilles were just brought over from North Africa and not cut in Europe. I am just guessing, of course.
Is it true real Jeeps have flat fenders?
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Re: mounrting the water can on a jeep

Post by thidisbogus » Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:18 pm

Did most of those side mount gas can holders have that "stand off bracket"? If so where can you source one?
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Re: mounrting the water can on a jeep

Post by Chance » Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:56 pm

Bump - any sources for the standoff bracket?


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