jerry can mount position

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jerry can mount position

Post by evanjm » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:28 pm

would someone be able to give me some measurements for the position of the jerry can holder on the back of an m38a1? I've got a new body tub with no holes...

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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by SGTFROST » Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:47 pm

The Holes are drilled in my rear panel. Some suggest to install a inside plate to help secure the weight and other make a tee braket to support the can holder from the rear bumperette . If you need the exact hole deminsions I can photograph with demensional datta and mail to you let me know, 1304 544 1066 SGT FROST OUT

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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by Cuz » Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:21 pm

Perhaps someone could list the values for the letters A thru X.
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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by sinrisnekaf » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:35 pm

Hi Wes and Evan,
Here are the following dimensions:
A = 6 7/16"
B = 10 1/2"
C = What's that?
D = 1 5/8"
E = ?
F = 3"
G = 3 7/8"
H = 3 1/2"
I = 6 5/32"
J = dia 5"
K = 2 15/16"
L = 6 7/64"
M = 9 27/32"
N = 5 5/8"
O = 3/4"
P = 2 5/8"
Q = 1 11/32"
R = 7 3/4"
S = 3 5/16"
T = dia 1 7/16"
U = 1 11/16"
V = 4 1/4"
W = dia 1 1/4"
X = 10 9/32"
I hope this helps,
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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by Cuz » Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:59 am

Hello Chris,

That hole with the measurement "C" exists on a few of my file photos of rear panels. Almost all my photos show the same size hole at each end of the channel. In each case they are in exactly the same place and are exactly the same size. I think I may run a pole on the issue. I found no references to the holes anywhere. Perhaps Joel can enlighten us as to their purpose and origin? They could possibly be made by radio installers.
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This one shows the outboard holes which are on almost all of my photos and the center hole that shows up occasionally.
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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by sinrisnekaf » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:28 am

Photo of the restored body (rear panel) of my M38A1(Nekaf) 1956.
No hole in the middle.
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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by Joe Gopan » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:05 pm

The rear body panel is WO-681184. and the outboard holes are most likely to do with tooling that locates the reinforcing channel during the spot welding process. The factory drawing for WO-681184 would most likely note the location of those two holes.
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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by Bob C. » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:04 am

I was able to find a serviceable spare tire carrier from a vendor, but the parts manual mentions 2 "spacers", but doesn't tell us anything else. I assume these are hollow tubes that the carriage bolts got through where they pass through the rear panel, but can anybody tell me how long they're supposed to be? Thanks, Bob
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Re: jerry can mount position

Post by sinrisnekaf » Sun Feb 21, 2010 5:13 pm

Hi Bob,
Here are the sizes of the spacers; 7/16" ID, 9/16"OD, 1 13/16"length.
Chris

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