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Post by 10X » Sat May 31, 2003 6:57 pm

A forum for jerry cans? Actually I think its great. I don't think I've ever walked past a can that I didn't pick it up & look at the bottom. Right now I'm looking for a 67-dated can for my mutt.

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Re: You're kidding right?

Post by lucakiki » Wed Jun 04, 2003 3:02 am

10X wrote:A forum for jerry cans? Actually I think its great. I don't think I've ever walked past a can that I didn't pick it up & look at the bottom.
Does that mean that you have never run across a WATER can?
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Post by karoja » Fri Jun 20, 2003 12:25 pm

Hi guys:

This is an interesting subject. You don´t happen to have a web-page with picture postings?
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Post by lucakiki » Tue Sep 23, 2003 10:50 am

How many times have you heard the "If a jeep could talk" issue?Well,for a moment imagine what a jerrycan would say,if that could happen.On how many different vehicles a jerrican has travelled,full of gas,and of every kind of liquid one can imagine, once the military life was over...How many coats of paint,how many kicks and dents changed its appearance.How many lost their screw lids because a cam lock was reputed better,and welded on.That,in a time when an used jerrycan was still a valued object,plastic not yet so widespread.That silver dollar poor Marilyn used to sing about,did not lead a tougher life than the average jerrycan..So it kinds of makes me pity the sight of that 1942 Wheeling gas can,nicely repainted and even stenciled,that waiting to reach some well earned rest on my buddy's 42MB,still has to support his ass,as he drags the poor thing around the jeep using it as as a stool.
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Post by Tom in Iowa » Wed Sep 24, 2003 8:19 pm

Luca:
Reguarding your comment about the history of jerry cans, I've read that during the middle of the Red Ball Express, they were burning 700,000 of gas per day, all in 5 gal. cans
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Jerrycans...

Post by lucakiki » Thu Sep 25, 2003 6:52 am

Yes Tom,and also they were requested to turn them in when empty,instead than leaving them around.Also they used for sure german cans,that is bonafide jerry cans,whenever they got any,and all sort of british ones.There was a shortage,and that might explain why apparently 44 dated u.s. cans are scarcer than others.Before Ron kindly gave us this forum,there was a picture that some one posted on the tech knowledge forum.I wish it could be posted again,sticky,as a "cover" for this forum.By the way I am sorry if my name appears too often,and I would gladly see many others contributing.There is still so much to learn....
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Post by lucakiki » Thu Nov 20, 2003 9:57 am

karoja wrote:Hi guys:

This is an interesting subject. You don´t happen to have a web-page with picture postings?
There you are! Thanks to Dino!
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/zg925/gasvisref.htm
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42 Willys MB-T #13560 11-42
43 Willys MB-T # 25417 4-43
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Post by Dino! » Fri Nov 21, 2003 2:18 am

lucakiki wrote:
karoja wrote:Hi guys:

This is an interesting subject. You don´t happen to have a web-page with picture postings?
There you are! Thanks to Dino!
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/zg925/gasvisref.htm
The permanent site is: http://www.ww2jerrycans.com A little easier to remember.

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