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Looks good man!!! I like how you oriented the cans sideways to make them a little lower profile. I might consider adding some angle iron gusset/brace along your swingarm and box, but i am by no means a metalsmith .
looks good. do you have plans on strapping them down??
get 2 J-hooks put one on either side and run a lockable bike chain through the handles....should take care of the honest thiefUm right now I have just a ratchet strap on it. I want to figure some way to lock them down due to gas prices now and the thought of some wanting free gas and trying to sell them. Of course if they did they would not be getting anything gas because they are not full, but I would not want them stolen anyways.
mine was 40 bucks a popUm right now I have just a ratchet strap on it. I want to figure some way to lock them down due to gas prices now and the thought of some wanting free gas and trying to sell them. Of course if they did they would not be getting anything gas because they are not full, but I would not want them stolen anyways.
Looks really good! If I ever get around to building a bumper on the 80, that is a lot like what I want: Sapre tire swingout,and a gas can. I don't really need two gas cans, but would also like somewhere to put a shovel when it is good and muddy (or chain, or tow strap....)
you might throw a little bit if sheet in the middle to act as a separator between the two gas cans. That way when you just have one there it won't want to slide sideways. It'll also help brace the long dimension on the box.
I'd throw a handle/pull of some sort on the arm so that you can swing it out more easily. Especially when you are parked nose-down on a slippery surface, it is nice to have something to hold onto. Along those lines- a pin to hold the arm open is also convenient. Without the handle, you'll end up hauling on the gas cans to open it, and that puts a lot of torque on the sheet metal of the box. It'll be a PITA if you deform the front of the box. The handle could also double as a good place to which you could run that padlock/cable.