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Ok here is the deal, I hate to fill a tank for the snow thrower and toss it in the X. And, I nearly ran out of gas this past weekend trying to make the Ohio line, It would have been great comfort to have a can, even an empty one to get going. They make a special non explosive gas for spare gas. Be a thought for this. Anyways. Half of something is better than all of nothing. So, I figure a gallon or 2.5 I even seen a 3 gallon tank that fit great. But I am going for the DOT approved one when I find it.

Simple if you have a Shrockworks bumper and a Hi Lift.
I just too the same ramp end like I used on my interior Bike rack Mod. And some nuts and bolts. Only need what is on the left.

This shot pretty much explains it, Bend it same as in Interior Bike rack MOD, Then drill some holes (This stuff is tough!) Slap some stove bolts through, file off sharp edges. And use an old Wide Boat Tie down strap.
The strap is rated for like 3000 lbs And the Aluminum part for 350 lbs. So I think a 3 gallon gas can will go.

I road tested this, It won't budge. It's tilted slightly toward the rear in case of a spill.

Here's the whole shot,

Plenty of room. But, DRAWBACK You can't open the rear hatch! It Hits!

But it comes off real quick and easy, you can use wing-nuts. And move it here,
in this location the door does open and in both locations I'd be plenty confident to haul a 5 gallon Jerry can up to the station and back, easy. Not so sure about Off Road yet. When I find one. (I Did!)
http://www.scepter.com/gc/gc_page.exe?F=F&K=JerryCans&R=&SN=02091804186981147182154&FF=I&FK=&Z9=0
Pretty cool way if pours, designed for refueling autos and CARB compliant. So until I fall on something better, this is it for now. Here it is Mounted, pretty workable so far, no test.


Yet test it. I know it can hold the weight Just worried about movement. But seriously I think for OFF Road a 3 gallon or even a 2 gallon would serve the purpose to have something should someone run out.

NOW Idea number three, Is use the 3 empty holes on the spare tire and use some studs and spacers in same size as Lugs to bring the same bracket out past the face of the wheel on the rack and secure a can to the center of the wheel on the bracket. BUT, I don't like that because it would make it stick out and be prone to get hit. But a possibility.

This bracket comes off in less than 30 seconds and cam be stores under rear seats. I'll be using it. Hope I find a suitable can. MC
 

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Nice. I love the way you think "outside the box".

I like your idea enough to steal it but I might possibly use it for a 5 gallon water jug.
 

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AH! Brilliant! I was thinking too much of gas and never gave water a thought! Great Idea! The one above the tire can use the tire as a brace and be pretty tough. The sell two ramp ends a 350 and a 750 That stuff is tough, I am not sure you can bend a 750. Maybe with a car on it. Or on a press. MC
 

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mcampana said:
Why not put an extra fuel tank in the space that used to house the spare tire?
Still looking for a way, Has to meet DOT pretty complicated. This was quick and easy like a Cleveland Flats girl. I want to, but I was out in the cold doing this, come spring I want to do a fuel, water and air tank under there 3 gallons each. Easier said than done. MC
 

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Hey MC that looks great. too bad that is not one of those Metal fuel can from WWII that would be even cooler
 

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dpatton said:
Another option might be to do something using Wedco jerry cans and use the "Single Jerrycan Holder" - either on the roof, or perhaps use the holder vertically, attached to a rear tire carrier.
https://www.expeditionexchange.com/wedco/
I also like what I see in this link. But all that CARB compliant CRAP for PA, that is mostly where I would wheel PA. So I have to get that option. And, they sell a 3 gallon can! Perfect! I just want enough to relieve the pucker factor when running real low. My Gas light came on with only 23 miles left to go. I don't think it was joking! MC
 

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Hey that MOD only cost me $10 I had the bolts and the Boat Strap. With the way i mounted it to the side where it kind of rests on the tire, I took a 5 gallon round can to the gas station about 5 miles round trip and it was very secure. But definitely not good for round cans that big Full. Any flat shape it will do. I want the 3 gallon welco can I think. I have a problem with the gas in the sun on top. Can you see me with Gas on top and flying into a Low clearance parking garage? BOOM! I'd be on the news as a terrorist! MC
 

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I can't find it now, but Jim (Shrock) showed a Jerry can mount that attached to the spare tire.

Although, this would be a much cheaper option. :)
 

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muzikman said:
I can't find it now, but Jim (Shrock) showed a Jerry can mount that attached to the spare tire. Although, this would be a much cheaper option. :)
Yea after I did this.... I saw it on a fluke search at XOC. But it went on the rear of the tire and I don't want a gas tank hanging off the back that far. I want the tire sticking out further. I am thinking the 5 gallon Can linked above with the horizontal mount bolted to the Hi Lift and set horizontal to the left over the tire and strapped to the tire will work.

But I still think I only need like 1 to 3 gallons. Just to take the edge off a run dry. MC
 

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I've had off-road lights on every vehicle I've owned, along with gas cans... Funny thing is, it always seemed to be the gas cans that got stolen. Are you planning on locking that thing MC?
 

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usmc xterra said:
... it went on the rear of the tire and I don't want a gas tank hanging off the back that far. I want the tire sticking out further.
Well, I think I just heard of another mod for MC to do!
Remove the tire, cut off the existing tire mount, fab a new tire mount that extends the tire away from the X, but incorporates space for the flat "ATV style" gas/water packs ;-)
 
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