Mounting Gas Cans on a D90 - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old August 31st, 2009, 10:36 AM
The Wizard's Avatar
The Wizard
Status: Offline
Douglas Wozny
1994/ Defender 90 #500
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Posts: 91
Mounting Gas Cans on a D90

Was out exercising the D90 this past Saturday. Started out with a full tank of gas but after 6 hours driving the trails I made it to a gas station with only a gallon to share. No one else in the party had gas cans. I once saw a picture of gas cans mounted on a D90 but the rack used is no longer made. Anyone have any ideas, pictures, rack manufacturers or what ever for mountinh gas cans. By the way, CAN'T mount them on the roof!
__________________
The Wizard
To paraphase "Oddball" (Donald Sutlerland, "Kelly's Heros", 1970) "I only drive 'em, I don't know how to fix them."
1994 Defender 90 No. 500
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old August 31st, 2009, 11:05 AM
Rugbier's Avatar
Rugbier
Status: Offline
Gustavo
110 Tdi - 110 N/A - D3 HSE - RRS SC
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peoples Republic of Marylandistan
Posts: 5,884
Registry
I adapted a Safari Guard hi-lift mount on the spare tire.
__________________
NO SIGNATURE
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old August 31st, 2009, 11:11 AM
Wolf Fabrication's Avatar
Wolf Fabrication
Status: Offline
Sterling Archer
'08 D3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oahu, HI
Posts: 7,453
Registry
I've toyed with a few options,, here are the links to my projects:

http://www.cj-3a.com/fabricating_a_gas_can_carrier.htm
http://www.cj-3a.com/more_rear_tire_carrier_mods.htm

I also designed the "Back Rack" which is a carrier that puts the spare tire inside along with a jerry can. The tire can come out and you can mount several more jerry cans. Obviously this won't with a SW or if you want to run with your top on.

Follow-up Post:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rugbier
I adapted a Safari Guard hi-lift mount on the spare tire.
I've seen Gustavo's - That's another good way to mount a can. I would just worry about the extra weight on the back.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03873.jpg
Views:	1191
Size:	62.4 KB
ID:	21275   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC03921.jpg
Views:	201
Size:	52.6 KB
ID:	21276  

Click image for larger version

Name:	photo4.jpg
Views:	172
Size:	155.0 KB
ID:	21277   Click image for larger version

Name:	mail2.jpg
Views:	185
Size:	141.8 KB
ID:	21278  

__________________
"The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson refering to the Range Rover


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Semper Fi!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old August 31st, 2009, 11:16 AM
Antichrist's Avatar
Antichrist
Status: Offline
Tom Rowe
Defender/Disco/Series/MoD
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA USA
Posts: 1,280
I'm not a fan of petrol hanging off the back of my vehicle. I just do not trust people to not rear end me.
__________________
Tom Rowe
Atlanta, GA

Four wheel drive allows you to get stuck
in places even more inaccessible.

62 88 Regular
67 109 6cyl NADA x2
74 Lightweight - The Antichrist
95 DI 5-speed
95 D90 5-speed
97 D1 Automatic
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old August 31st, 2009, 11:34 AM
phoenix37's Avatar
phoenix37
Status: Online
john
97 D90 ST / 1957 S1 109/ 1983 LS110
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Venice, CA/Yarmouth,ME
Posts: 5,789
Registry
http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2755...84629383wvPMSP

I dont think they would hit the cans if you got rear ended. Unless it was a bus or an 18 wheeler and in that case this would probably be the least of your worries.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old August 31st, 2009, 01:02 PM
cdb
Status: Offline
Clark Bowen
1969 Series 2a/OM617 Bugeye 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 775
Or a lifted, big tired American 4wd - plenty of those around here.
I also wonder how much weight you raised up with those 2 cans and a bigger tire. I'd think 80 lbs plus over stock. Having rolled I'm very leery of higher centers of gravity and I'm with Tom about carrying a highly volatile substance unprotected. Remember the Ford Pinto exploding after being rear-ended? That's why gas tanks in newer vehicles are better protected.
Two of the reasons I was glad to install a 300 TDi were range and a less volatile fuel
__________________
2011 RR HSE -
1970 LR Series 2A Bugeye BenzOver
2001 GMC 2500 4wd
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old August 31st, 2009, 01:18 PM
phoenix37's Avatar
phoenix37
Status: Online
john
97 D90 ST / 1957 S1 109/ 1983 LS110
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Venice, CA/Yarmouth,ME
Posts: 5,789
Registry
Fair enough. I dont actually run the cans on there just a photo of the truck before I bought to give Doug some mounting suggestions.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old August 31st, 2009, 01:21 PM
Cred's Avatar
Cred
Status: Offline
Clarence
1994 D90 #1057
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 733
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rugbier
I adapted a Safari Guard hi-lift mount on the spare tire.
How did you modify the Safarigard mount? Any pics?
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old August 31st, 2009, 02:32 PM
kolvedic's Avatar
kolvedic
Status: Offline
Bill Lewis
1995 White SW 339/500
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Rock, CO
Posts: 219
Registry
I have interested in this for a while but haven't found any solutions.
__________________
Bill
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old August 31st, 2009, 06:12 PM
Rugbier's Avatar
Rugbier
Status: Offline
Gustavo
110 Tdi - 110 N/A - D3 HSE - RRS SC
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Peoples Republic of Marylandistan
Posts: 5,884
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cred
How did you modify the Safarigard mount? Any pics?
Clarence,

I will dig for pics , but was very simple, have welded 2 U shape braces from behind the SG mount to the back of of the can holder ( so I can have access to the hi-lift.I took it out as I have a Roof Rack now ( wonder from whom *LOL* ) so I will carry the cans on the roof )

What I am using the brace now id for the Shovel and the AX
__________________
NO SIGNATURE
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old September 15th, 2009, 03:40 PM
j0nny216's Avatar
j0nny216
Status: Offline
Jon Kleppel
1994 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 74
Safari Gard (good luck) makes a good rack if they are still in business. I like mine and only fill the cans right before hitting the trail. It also carries a Hi-lift and I have seen them modified to carry a pull-pal. I plan on getting some locking can carriers welded to where the cans mount for safety and security.

Hey CDB, I am the guy who bought your air lockers (can't wait to get home and install them)
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Zion June 10-14 2009 138XXX.jpg
Views:	216
Size:	310.5 KB
ID:	21546  
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old September 15th, 2009, 04:10 PM
cdb
Status: Offline
Clark Bowen
1969 Series 2a/OM617 Bugeye 88"
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon, USA
Posts: 775
Hello Jon......

Plus nobody, normally, tries to blow you up while you are offroading over here.
__________________
2011 RR HSE -
1970 LR Series 2A Bugeye BenzOver
2001 GMC 2500 4wd
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old September 15th, 2009, 04:38 PM
j0nny216's Avatar
j0nny216
Status: Offline
Jon Kleppel
1994 D90
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Posts: 74
You may have to watch out for E.L.F. over there...they get kind of crazy and would probably like to blow up the offroad crowd....

Wizard, check out this site

http://fourtreks.com/modular_gerry_c...bar_mount.html

You may be able to come up with a way to mount them or if you talk to them see if they can customize them to fit your needs if you don't want a whole new tire carrier. Although at that point it seems like Wolfs tire carrier mods would be better.

I have also been looking into an extra tank. I have been informed that the under passenger seat aux. tank may not be the best due to ground clearance issues. (Clark gets the credit on that one)

I have also seen a S. African company that makes aux. tanks that fit in the rear fenders/quarter panels.

Another option I have been considering is welding in a frame from the chassis to the sliders and cutting the rear fenders and making a door so you can slide jerry can in. (like a 3 door MOD 110)

I really need a TDI
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old September 15th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Cmikefly
Status: Offline
William Challancin
97 NAS D90
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
Posts: 50
Custom swing away

I designed this one out of cardboard and had it fabricated in Dubai. My goal was to maintain the best possible departure angle. (I guess it could have been a bit better if I totally scrapped the original rear bumper) Instead I chose to keep it and add end caps to fit my needs. The spare tire bolts up to a complete stub axle / hub / drive member assembly for spare parts. There are also provisions for a high lift across the top similar to the SG units.

It works great as is however I would make a few small tweaks if I were to do it again. There was a small miscommunication between myself the fabricator so the slam ramp had to be redesigned and bolted on instead of a smaller welded design. (the bumper had already gone to powdercoat) I think there could be a simpler way to support the free end of the swing arm. Also the high lift could have mounted vertically on the right side with the foot of the jack sitting on the swing arm next to the pivot. I copied the idea of the hold open device from the hood prop. Works a charm.



All and all I think I made out fairly well for $750
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00415.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	35.9 KB
ID:	21547   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00416.jpg
Views:	162
Size:	31.3 KB
ID:	21548  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00433.jpg
Views:	168
Size:	32.2 KB
ID:	21549   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00434.jpg
Views:	221
Size:	44.0 KB
ID:	21550  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00449.jpg
Views:	213
Size:	43.8 KB
ID:	21551   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00454.jpg
Views:	198
Size:	38.2 KB
ID:	21552  

Click image for larger version

Name:	DSC00456.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	42.3 KB
ID:	21553  
__________________
William Challancin
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1997 NAS D90
2005 110 TD5
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old September 15th, 2009, 06:31 PM
GYM's Avatar
GYM
Status: Offline
Gary
97 SW
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,062
Quote:
Originally Posted by j0nny216
You may have to watch out for E.L.F. over there...they get kind of crazy and would probably like to blow up the offroad crowd....
Nah. Messing with a few Rover guys in the Tillamook forest doesn't have the same media appeal as toppling radio towers, burning luxury homes and torching university horticulture department buildings...
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old September 15th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Cred's Avatar
Cred
Status: Offline
Clarence
1994 D90 #1057
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Illinois
Posts: 733
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by j0nny216
You may have to watch out for E.L.F. over there...they get kind of crazy and would probably like to blow up the offroad crowd....

Wizard, check out this site

http://fourtreks.com/modular_gerry_c...bar_mount.html

You may be able to come up with a way to mount them or if you talk to them see if they can customize them to fit your needs if you don't want a whole new tire carrier. Although at that point it seems like Wolfs tire carrier mods would be better.

I have also been looking into an extra tank. I have been informed that the under passenger seat aux. tank may not be the best due to ground clearance issues. (Clark gets the credit on that one)

I have also seen a S. African company that makes aux. tanks that fit in the rear fenders/quarter panels.

Another option I have been considering is welding in a frame from the chassis to the sliders and cutting the rear fenders and making a door so you can slide jerry can in. (like a 3 door MOD 110)

I really need a TDI
I have used a few things from fourtreks mounts; hi-lift, dual tool (shovel and ax), and fire extinguisher but that was on a FJ Cruiser. The fourtreks stuff never looked right on my Defender. So I sold most of it off. But they do sell good quality billet AL stuff. And they sell a nice pull pal mount too.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Defender & Series Technical Discussions > Defender Technical Discussions

Tags
90, d90, gas, mount

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
D90 gas tank hole fix hlamar Defender Technical Discussions 26 May 20th, 2010 04:19 PM
Best way across the US Mike Hippert Defender Technical Discussions 173 April 29th, 2010 04:56 PM
D90 won't start! rover4x4 Defender Technical Discussions 32 June 13th, 2005 08:42 AM
spring cleaning- D90 parts Chris Cox For Sale - Parts 13 April 4th, 2005 01:51 AM
poor gas milage / blown head gasket? got a read diff for a 94 D90? rover_rich_d90 Defender Technical Discussions 7 April 20th, 2004 03:11 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:20 PM.


Copyright