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Bed Rail Ammo Can

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Nick701, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Jan 1, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    blatant

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    where did you get the square bolts? what are you guys sourcing for these...i wandered around ace but aside from a bolt with a washer and sliding it in, i didn't have too much luck finding anything suitable. figured it'd be easy to find something..
     
  2. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:23 AM
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    nice! thanks for the idea!
     
  3. Jan 1, 2012 at 3:28 PM
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    As far as the ammo cans go, I can't ship them for a reasonable price. it would be better for some of you guys to get these from an internet site that distributes them or get a contact with somebody that can get them for free that is local.

    If you are local to me (southern california, orange county area), I can get them to you for nothing.
     
  4. Jan 1, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    How did you mount those?
     
  5. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM
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    I can't remember the size off the top of my head. I have two bolts running through the bottom of the box through the bed.
     
  6. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:24 PM
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    Cool, thanks. I really like that location and look.
     
  7. Jan 1, 2012 at 8:37 PM
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    Did you paint that yourself?
     
  8. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    yep
     
  9. Jan 1, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    Looks great :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jan 1, 2012 at 11:37 PM
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    so how do you end up seeing so many injured motorcyclist? dirt bikes / street bikes? I've never seen a hurt motorcyclist, let alone been there to apply a tourniquet... just wondering how you had to twice in one year..

    btw it's good you were there for those people
     
  11. Jan 2, 2012 at 10:24 AM
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    I have seen a few injured drivers. The last one I saw was cut in half. Killed by a drunk driver. I like the ammo can ideas. If you respect the driver and riders then all is well. I have a few coming soon that have the can mount with them I will post some pics when they arrive.
     
  12. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    This was last december (2010) and I was driving home from the auto store. Around a corner, 100 meters from a stop sting was a downed motorcyclist. I don't know how he downed it only 100 meters from a stop sign but his bike was another 100 meters down the road from him. He had a compound fracture to his right leg and was already bleeding out. I was second on the scene and applied one tourniquet. Needless to say that one wasn't holding so I applied another.

    Then at Ocotillo wells this past march I was going down one of the washes when I came upon a dirt biker and his girlfriend. Don't know what happened but the girlfriend had blood running down her leg so I stopped to help out there. Rangers were on the scene within 10 minutes.

    So after that I always have a good readily accessible first aid kit in my truck. I don't lock mine and I haven't had a problem with thefts.
     
  13. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    hey im in ontario, cali and was wondering how much u can get them for? drive over there is not a problem for me since i go to school at CSUF
     
  14. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    I get them for free. I can get anything from small 7.62 200 round cans, .50 cal cans, 800 round M249 SAW cans, MK19 cans and mortar cans.
     
  15. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:39 AM
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    how long do the seals on these ammo cans last? I have a few that I keep my spare ammo in, but I got them from a gun show years ago and they were already pretty old. I'd like to get new ones but all the ones I find at shows/army surplus stores are either way too expensive or old and beat up. I actually like the beat up look but the function always suffers. And I'm not sure if I trust the seal. If I put some on my truck here in the PNW I want to trust the seal.

    I think I need to make friends with someone locally who can get their hands on brand new ones...
     
  16. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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    Also - does anyone who mounts them to the bed rails have any issues with water leakage through the mounting holes?
     
  17. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:44 AM
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    You probable;y have some older cans if the seals at the top aren't holding. The newer ones have pretty good seals in the lid. As far as the holes, I seal those up so no water gets inside.
     
  18. Jan 2, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    oh on way, thats cool, i was looking at some like these
     
  19. Feb 4, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    Figured I would add to this thread rather then starting a whole new one

    Ammo Can install. Will be nice to get some of the straps out of the truck and in to the ammo cans.

    Typical 50 Cal ammo can $12 from the local surplus.
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    Marking where I want the holes to be for mounting to the bed rail.
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    Two holes drilled
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    And one on the end. This can mounts at the front of the bed so I had it mount to both the side rail and the front rail for better support and less movement on bumpy roads...
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    I found these bolts at ACE, I should have waited and ordered some of the T Nuts that are list in other threads but I got antsy. These are 1/2" lag bolts. They fit in the bed rail a little tight but a quick sand and they fit right in.
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    Auto focus failed me here but you get the idea.
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    I jumped ahead since I had one already mounted. Steps left out where the enlarging the hole on the clamp so it will fit a I bolt thru for locking. And painting with bed liner.
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    Better look at the Locking set up.
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    When open it rests on the window frame not the painted truck surface
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    Here you can see the length of the bolts I choose where a little long and they are a little obtrusive. I plan to get some shorter ones later. But for now this set up is stout. Having the can mounted in two planes really makes it solid. I am not afraid of this getting loose or moving too much.
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    I can take more pics if people want.
     
  20. Feb 4, 2012 at 4:59 PM
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    would you have enough room if u had a nut on the inside of the rail and then a bolt inserted from the ammo can box to the nut inside the rail? how good do you think that would hold? i just dont like have a large nut and bolt on the inside, hands, items inside the box get caught/ripped. just an idea
     
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