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Old 05-31-2009, 11:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Ammo can mounts,,, let's see em...

I need ideas for my 50. cal cans. I'm thinking something like a trick battery mount or something along that line. Something with angle iron sides and hooks for a tie strap or two.
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Old 05-31-2009, 05:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I just welded this ammo can right to the old battery mount. I used it to hold all my relays and fuses to keep them out of the mud. I totally buried the truck and burned up the alternator, but the ammo can stayed dry inside!

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Old 05-31-2009, 05:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mounted on both sides of the fuel tank in the back of the bed.

Also have one mounted between the seats to keep my cigars dry.

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Not 50cal, but these make great tool boxes.

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Old 05-31-2009, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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here's mine. I have 2 50 cal cans bolted together with left over 1" spacers and a tuffy tie down kit that I had laying around (though some angle iron would've worked). I went this route because of the amp and sub that's also back there.




Also, I placed them close to the tailgate, that way once the tailgate is locked, there's no way to get to the stuff inside. the 30-cal can I left unsecured since that has my first aid kit.

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Stupid question, what military ammo box is about 12"x18"x8" maybe 10" tall? Saw a pile of them at the Steel recyclers last time I was there, and tried to buy a few but they refused to sell them to me cuz the owner wasn't there. All I could see was they were tan and had military type markings on them. I haven't seen them at any surplus stores before, looked like a good size for my rig.
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Stupid question, what military ammo box is about 12"x18"x8" maybe 10" tall? Saw a pile of them at the Steel recyclers last time I was there, and tried to buy a few but they refused to sell them to me cuz the owner wasn't there. All I could see was they were tan and had military type markings on them. I haven't seen them at any surplus stores before, looked like a good size for my rig.
You were probably looking at the small 40mm linked ammo cans. I believe they hold 24 rounds of linked 40mm ammo for the MK19 if I remember correctly. There is also a tall version of the .50 cal cans. They are used to store 60mm mortar rounds, six to a can...I think.
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The 40mm cans are 18 in. long x 6 in. wide x 10 in. high but I think there is a slightly larger version also. Fat 50s are 12 in. x 7 in. x 8 in. high.
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:55 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Stupid question, what military ammo box is about 12"x18"x8" maybe 10" tall? Saw a pile of them at the Steel recyclers last time I was there, and tried to buy a few but they refused to sell them to me cuz the owner wasn't there. All I could see was they were tan and had military type markings on them. I haven't seen them at any surplus stores before, looked like a good size for my rig.
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Not 50cal, but these make great tool boxes.

that's the can i had in the back of my Jeep before i cut the bend out.

you can get two .50 cal cans and a M16 can in there with enough room to put some u joints and rags in the end.

this is what i have to work with now. i'd like to find some sort of a trick mount to mount one can on each side.

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Good ideas!

I like the idea of mounting the electrical solenoids etc in the ammo box!
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Not 50cal, but these make great tool boxes.

Hey does anyone have an idea of what ammo came in these cans? I've been looking all over Hell's half acre and have yet to find cans this size. And the few I've found in the past couple months that look like they may be this size- do not have dimensions posted on the sale pages.
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Hey does anyone have an idea of what ammo came in these cans? I've been looking all over Hell's half acre and have yet to find cans this size. And the few I've found in the past couple months that look like they may be this size- do not have dimensions posted on the sale pages.
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I just welded this ammo can right to the old battery mount. I used it to hold all my relays and fuses to keep them out of the mud. I totally buried the truck and burned up the alternator, but the ammo can stayed dry inside!

Awesome idea. I'm going to see if I can fit my ECM in one. Thanks!
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Here's mine. One holds the arb valve and the other two are for storage.
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looking for the complete set of pics.

also made speaker enclosures. each 6" speaker is mounted in a can and the can is lined with dynamat
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Awesome idea. I'm going to see if I can fit my ECM in one. Thanks!
That could be the recipe for a severely overheated ECM.
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Old 06-04-2009, 03:31 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I made this up for the old bed to fit over the passenger wheel well:




It fit 2 of those boxes mounted using some thumbscrews I made and a ratchet strap. It wasn't perfectly successful and the new mounts for the tube bed will definitely be mounting using indexing tabs and metal straps locked down with De-Sta-Co latches mounted on some cheap rod ends and clevices.

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That could be the recipe for a severely overheated ECM.
Good point. I didn't think it'd be any worse than being under the hood.
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You could mount an ECM in one, just put a hose coming out of it that runs to the top of the roof so it can get some fresh air. If it's still too warm in there hook up a small air pump to feed fresh air into it. I agree I would rather have it inside a box, mud and electronics don't mix.

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I can sort of see protecting it from mud and it does depend on what sort of ECU it is. Some of the GM ones that mount in the kick panel of the interior could probably live in a box like that but all of my Mopar stuff requires airflow to keep it cool. I think a guard or splash panel would work better. Something that keep mud and water off it but will still allow good airflow. I've been pondering this myself as my Ramcharger has the typical Mopar ECU under the hood with the air intake plumbed to it and I'm planning on going with a snorkel and sealing up all the electronics and vents so I'm not sure how I'm going to handle it. Perhaps a box like this with the air intake plumbed through it for cooling or something with fans or some crap.
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here's mine.. there is another one under the back pack.. they hold misc spare parts and some tools...
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I need ideas for my 50. cal cans. I'm thinking something like a trick battery mount or something along that line. Something with angle iron sides and hooks for a mr gasket tie straps or two.
Any ideas, pictures?

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Yeah. My uncle is also planning which has something to do with the trick battery. I am also looking for some pictures as well.

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ammo can help

i want to turn an ammo can into a dvd/video games etc.. storage.
i want to stand them on edge longways with title up i need an ammo can thats at least 7.5 inches wide anyhelp please!!!
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