Jerry Can Mounts have been around since the early days of Jeeps and are still going strong today. It is easy enough to make your own Jerry Can Mount with just some simple tools from Home Depot.
A Jerry Can Mount is a device that allows you to securely mount your Jerry can in the cargo area of your Jeep Wrangler JK. Without this, it’s hard for some people to reach and grab their Jerry can while driving. Jerry cans are typically used to store gasoline for the Jeep, but Jerry can mount also come in handy when using a Jerry can as an emergency water supply.
Why Do You Need a Jerry Can Mount?
Jerry Can Mounts are great for Jerry cans that you plan on using while driving. Without one, it’s difficult and dangerous to reach the Jerry can in your Jeep if it is not right next to you. Jerry cans come in handy when storing gasoline or water as an emergency supply because they do not have any moving parts like a gas pump does which could cause fuel spills during transportation.
Jerry Cans are great for storing large quantities of fluids (such as gasoline) because they don’t require electricity – this is especially important when traveling by car/van without top cargo space available due to roof racks or other equipment being installed.
How to Make Your Own Jerry Can Mount from Parts at Home Depot
Jerry Can Mounts are easy to make with just some simple tools from Home Depot or other hardware stores by following these steps:
- Purchase three metal brackets that will fit over the handlebars on either side of your jeep’s cargo area (you don’t need any drill bits if you already have them)
- Buy two pieces of aluminum angle bar at least 12 inches long each
- Buy one-inch pop rivets which should be able to reach through the holes in both ends when assembled together.
The Jerry can mount is comprised of an L-shaped piece and a T-shaped piece joined by four pop rivets. Jerry mounts also help distribute weight more evenly across the Jeep Wrangler JK, making it easier to drive and less likely to get stuck.
Now It Is Time for Installation
Install two of the metal brackets over either side of your jeep’s cargo area with a drill bit by tightening them down onto each set of handlebars using four pop rivets per bracket (you may need additional hardware such as screws or nuts depending on what type of screwdriver you have). Make sure you are lining up both sets so they form an “X” and try not to break any bolts in the process! You do not want these falling off, later on, trust me. If this happens, just purchase new ones.
The Benefits of Having Your Own Jerry Can Mount
Jerry Can Mounts are great for Jerry cans that you plan on using while driving. Without one, it’s difficult and dangerous to reach the Jerry can in your Jeep if it is not right next to you. For your convenience and safe driving, you may also find the Jeep Gas Can Holder helpful. And as for Jerry cans, they come in handy come in handy when storing gasoline or water as an emergency supply because they do not have any moving parts like a gas pump does which could cause fuel spills during transportation.
Without Jerry Can Mounts, people often find themselves crouching over the Jerry cans to fill up their Jeep or spilling gasoline on other things. Similarly, if you use your Jerry can for emergency water supply purposes such as camping or hiking with friends and family then having Jerry mounts will make it easier to distribute and carry around.