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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-18-2001, 01:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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you know fellas,
i was just sittin here lookin at a pile of misc. military ammo cans and I thought HEY! bolt a few of these puppies doun in my little sammy and I'll have some watertight storage for cheap..well...free...
Y'all have to mod them a little to lock 'em but heck, it beats 150$+ for some others stuff.
The std. 50 cal can would work great for a center console if I padded the top...
This 40mm steel box would work great for the bed also...KOOL!
check with your surplus stores in the area and these can be had for pennies...well...maybe not pennies ...but cheap!
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Yeah, I got 2 ammo cans that hold the ammo for the M-60 They are BIG, holds lots of stuff, and like you said H2o tight! I got mine for FREE after we put out a Fire at the shooting range on base, all the cops let us shoot the M-60 and I asked if I could have the cans. Told me to check back with him and see about getting some more. That was before I went overseas, I'll have to see if he is still at this base. I need some new ones.


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Re: cheap weather tight storage containers

I have a little delta hopper in the back of mine where the back seat belongs in older models. The best about this set up is that it is lockable and has a quick release that secures it to the floor or can be removed altogether for hauling bigger loads.

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Re: cheap weather tight storage containers

The ammo cans work great. I've got two that I carry with tools and one more that I have misc. bolts and small parts in. I'm going to be adding a angle iron frame to the floor behind the rear seat that will hold three end to end and have a bracket that keeps them in place and will use a padlock to lock it.

You can also get them pretty cheap at http://www.cheaperthandirt.com. The 50cal ones typically are about $3.99 each.


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get them while you can guys...the Gov't declared those "objects of war" or something of that nature, and now destroys ALL surplus cans(honest) i've seen pics of the steam rollers crushing these things....plus i used to work the gun shows with my boss and we carried those....they're getting harder and mo' expensive to get a hold of....get them now....the actual ones that civilians are supposed to have access to are the CHEESY plastic ones that don't serve as well as the metal ones...

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I didn't know that! I'll have to ask the ammo guys on base and see if they can give me more info on that. If it is true, then I'm going to get a bunch of them! [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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how do you get them to lock?

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ive got a couple ive got to get mounted under my hood

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Re: cheap weather tight storage containers

I've used ammo cans for years to lock up tools, guns, ammo, porno; you name it. Best way to lock them is a trip to the hardware store and purchase a couple hasps. Using the loop portion, drill some holes and screw, rivet or weld the loop portion under the slots on the top of the can. When you close the can top and the loop sticks out through the slots, stick a good padlock on it. $4 and a half hour.

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