Adding a jerry can

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  1. SabaII

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    This has me thinking of a project now...
     
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    Todd gave me his drawings and I came up with this… I am going to try and get a local fabricator to make me one too.

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    I like it! Shovel/axe mount on the other side?
     
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    I like it… problem is, the handle gets in the way of the number plate.
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    Thats why they invented short handled axes and shovels


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    How about inverting the shovel so the blade is between the can and the spare. :icon_biggrin: I'd raise the hilift so it doesn't drag.
     
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    Would be courious how much it costs for someone to fabricate something like that.
     
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    Looks pretty simple to me. Cut some tube stock at an angle and weld it up, throw some brackets on it, paint it, and call it a day. If you don't know how to weld, it should be pretty easy to just buy the tube stock, cut it yourself, then take it to a shop to have it welded. I don't see why it should be too expensive at all.
     
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    Man its been a while since that plan made its rounds
     
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    May have to go that route. Don't own a welder, and would be liable to start something on fire if I did.

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    If the dimensions in the CAD program are accurate and the final project design is well thought out, limiting adjustments for fit, my guesstimate would be $250- $350 with new materials. (they could do the whole job out of the scrap bin.) A good buddy with a welder and tools. $50-$100 cash plus materials and a 12 pack. :icon_wink:
     
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    Domestic or Imported? :drink_nl:
     
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    You'd have to decide what kind of cans and corresponding mount, which length of HiLift and what kind of shovel(pick a brand that has been around a while). You'll need one of these: 12" Hitch Extender For the shovel: drill a hole in the blade to mount on a stud with a padlock. For the HiLift: 2 studs and 2 padlocks with the lift mechanism situated between the 2 studs. :popcorn:
     
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    I prefer ThrowBack Mountain Dew. :Caffeine:
     
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    Would it be possible to get the CAD files for this? Any version of AutoCAD if available would be great.

    Looks nice
     
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    Just getting the okay from Todd to make this Creative Commons liscence.
     
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    BUMPING this back up... How is the licensing approval coming along?!

    Has ANYONE actually built a Hitchcans rack yet for their Libby?! I haven't seen one around, and I'm about ready to have one fabbed up locally. Curious to see what's out there. I'll be adding a pair of Scepter 20L cans on mine. Not sure what else...probably by shorty shovel and a hi-lift or something...we'll see... :friday:
     
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    How about adding a jerry can to your roof mount? I saw a Jeep Liberty online and it looked good for off-roading.

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    I did find this configuration though... looks like it works??

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  20. Wozzi Humperdink

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    I just made this last weekend. Took about $50 in materials from ace hardware, a welder, a grinder and exactly one six pack of angry orchard.
    This is my first post, btw.
     

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