Local Source for NATO-Style Gas Cans?

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Anybody know where they (or their equivalent) can be had locally? The military surplus stores have them on occasion, but not consistently. Thanks.
 
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Dave,

High quality plastic ones are actually better - they may not look as cool, but the function and lack of contaminiation are better. Mainly, they are clean and they don't leak. I bought a whole bunch of the Nato ones from Ranger Surplus about 10 or 15 years ago. At first, they looked great but then once I used them, the paint on the insides started to come off. This and rust flakes are not so good for the carby.

James Asti sells nice plastic Jerry cans

http://www.4by4connection.com/tjmjecanandj.html

If you really want Nato, this is a great vendor:

http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/Colemans.storefront/en/searchmask

check out this cleaning kit they have, looks like a gerry can but is a field cleaning kit - wicked cool for the trail.

http://www.galleria-e.com/cgi-bin/Colemans.storefront/en/searchmask

Marine stores like West Marine have good ones as well.

Truck done yet?

-Stumbaugh
 
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Truck done yet?

-Stumbaugh

Hey John:

Thanks for the links. I'll check out the plastic ones - probably cheaper too.

The truck is done. :bounce::bounce2: I'm going to get it Sunday.

Ryan and his Porsche racing buddy/Weber guru spent two evenings retuning my carb. The dieseling was apparently caused by a "too lean" situation. Somewhat paradoxical, I know. They put in a spacer (which had been missing), a regulator and rejetted the carb. Also, I had a very frustratiing erratic timing issue, which they found - one of the distributor bolts was completely broken off!

Kudos to Ryan for doing a bang-up job!

Okay, my-self hijack is over.

- Dave
 
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Hey Dave, try searching on the outfitting forum for the "Scepter" gas cans. They're the high strength plastic cans that the military uses now. I think. Anyway, I picked up one if their water cans at a surplus store, and it's tough as nails. Probably not much cheaper than the NATO cans, though.
 
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Hey Dave, try searching on the outfitting forum for the "Scepter" gas cans. They're the high strength plastic cans that the military uses now. I think. Anyway, I picked up one if their water cans at a surplus store, and it's tough as nails. Probably not much cheaper than the NATO cans, though.

Thanks Felix. Will do.
 

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