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Mr.RonGilbert
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PostSubject: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Fri 23 Oct 2009, 8:30 pm

I have wanted to add a set of ammo cans to the back of my Shrockworks bumper from the moment that I looked at it with the jerry cans mounted. I thought about going with the MK19 ammo cans but couldn't find any local. When I saw Hundy's thread on JKO about the 20mm ammo cans I knew that they would be perfect. Another reason that they are special to me is that I used to wash my clothes in one during the first Gulf war, we used those cans for damn near everything. Not to mention that the helicopter (AH1/Cobra) that I was a crewchief on shot 20mm rounds out the cannon hanging off the front.



Anyway..... enough of the history - I wanted a set of these bad boys hanging off the back to use as secure, waterproof storage.

Started with this:
A set of ammo cans from my buddy Hundy!


Plenty of room for cans on the side without blocking the taillights (blocking taillights aggravates the cops... trust me on this one)


Added the bottom part of the can mounts to the Shrock tire carrier diagonal bar.

The cool thing about the jerry can mounts is that they are two piece, if you take the jerry can attachment off a little "shelf" is left that you can attach just about anything to. My next project will be to make a mount for my little Honda generator... as long as it doesn't block the taillight.......


Quick mock up to see where the holes needed to be drilled.



I remember Hundy saying that a jerry can fit just right in one of the ammo cans - which makes them perfect IMO... not only will they hold a jerry can but I will also be able to carry my recovery strap and tree saver while on the trail. Add the lid and it is waterproof. I will put a set of hasps on each one to secure whatever is inside.


Got the holes marked and drilled, four holes and will use 3/8 x 1" bolts with washers and some thread locker to keep everything in place.


Sent everything to paint for a flat black makeover. I used a wire wheel to clean up the cans, there were a few small spots of surface rust that just needed a tap with the wire wheel to be good to go. I will put several coats of paint on and then let them sit over night.


Super easy mod and will give quite a bit of storage the install time was about 6.5 beers - longer if you count what I will drink between tonight and tomorrow when I get everything bolted on.

I will get some photos of everything finished tomorrow - might even wash the jeep.... probably not.... either way will get some pics up.
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Fri 23 Oct 2009, 11:12 pm

Looks damn good Mr. RG! I toyed with the idea of a .50 cal mounted on my rear bumper, but decided my Heep had enough dingleberies hangging off it's ass end. Looks good on yours thought.

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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Fri 23 Oct 2009, 11:51 pm

great idea MRG!!! plus the ammo cans make it look super badass!!
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 8:02 am

Awesome idea! And damn cool looking!
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 9:12 am

Very cool

I wonder how many 12 packs or mini kegs fit in one of those
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 9:26 am

That is going to look awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 11:53 am

Love the JC's on the rear - looks real cool...and we're all about ramping up our rigs "cool factors"!
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 12:11 pm

Got it finished up this morning, still have a few rattles that I need to seek out and destroy but only a few. I like the versatility of having the option to carry my cans with some trail stuff, or dry storage that will be lockable once I get the hasps/locks put on.










Storage options... you get the idea..


And one of the main reasons is for tailgating.... the possibilities are endless I only had 6 beers but am sure that I can get a 12 pack in there - perfect:



And for a little nostalgia.... a 20mm round (*disclaimer - for my BATF homies - it is a display round.... not live)
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 12:21 pm

awesome Mr Ron!!! It looks super sharp!! (especially the Shiner!)

also good choice on tires, cooper discoverer STTs do very well on and off road

have you had any problems with them?


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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 12:31 pm

Those suckers look badass closed. Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 1:18 pm

Mr.RonGilbert wrote:

...And one of the main reasons is for tailgating.... the possibilities are endless I only had 6 beers but am sure that I can get a 12 pack in there - perfect:




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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 24 Oct 2009, 2:24 pm

JK_JOE wrote:
I'm following you on the trail

Hell ya!... It might be a little shook by the time it's ready to drink but what the hell!
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Fri 30 Oct 2009, 7:09 pm

Nice mod.
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Fri 30 Oct 2009, 7:22 pm

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Nice mod.



ummmmmm Introduce yourself man...didn't you see what happened to the last guy who failed to do so

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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Sat 31 Oct 2009, 2:21 pm

jeeperjennie wrote:
zqx31 wrote:
Nice mod.



ummmmmm Introduce yourself man...didn't you see what happened to the last guy who failed to do so

Wow...that was quick - I guess he's already gone! DOH!
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 12:02 am

That's friggin rugged looking. Where could one obtain these 20mm ammo cans?
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 12:08 am

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That's friggin rugged looking. Where could one obtain these 20mm ammo cans?

ebay, craigslist.....army/navy stores usually have good prices
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 12:26 am

Hundy from JKO..... he has or can get anything you want.

http://www.100dollarman.com/
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 12:35 am

Mr.RonGilbert wrote:
Hundy from JKO..... he has or can get anything you want.

http://www.100dollarman.com/

...anything?

also MRG do you have any body armor tips?
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 12:58 am

Mr.RonGilbert wrote:
Hundy from JKO..... he has or can get anything you want.

http://www.100dollarman.com/

Oh that's right, remember the post now, cool thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 11:46 am

that is cool beans
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 3:52 pm

Mr.RonGilbert wrote:
Hundy from JKO..... he has or can get anything you want.

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RG that looks badass. Now you need a camera back there so you can see what your driving over when you back up.

I am going to assume that the 120mm ammo cans on his website are a typo for your 20mm cans. However I only saw those sold in pallets without lids.
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Thu 12 Nov 2009, 8:46 pm

They are 20mm ammo cans.... 120mm cans would have to be on the back of a dump truck... that is what the M1A1 shoots out the main gun... and the same size as the larger mortars....big rounds the 120mm cans are 32 tall x 12 wide x 6 1/4 deep. In didn't see the 20mm cans listed on his site, you might shoot him an email. The ones on his site are the 120mm cans.... they are the long ones.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rheinmetall_120_mm_gun


I like the 20mm cans because that is what the little cannon on the front of my attack chopper shot....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M197_Gatling_gun

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/20_mm_caliber

And Hundy can get them with lids.. most are only used once then sold off so they are in great condition.
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PostSubject: Re: 20mm Ammo Cans Hanging Off the Back = Storage!!   Fri 13 Nov 2009, 2:36 pm

Going to give him a call later today, could use one for stuff, should fit behind the rear seat which I'm considering removing anyway and doing something else back there.
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