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Old December 20th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Ironic timing that this thread comes back to the top.

I just received my straps from Surplus City Jeep parts today.

I went out to put them on and ended up back in the house to look for this thread to see how it is supposed to be done.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Nothing beats good photos when it comes to explaining how something should be done. Just my opinion, but I like the look of the O.D. canvas covers for the tailgate chains. The rubber ones are probably more durable, but my truck is not a daily driver so the cavas should last awhile. I don't recall seeing rubber covers from my time in the Army.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 04:29 AM
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Nothing beats good photos when it comes to explaining how something should be done. ...

... I don't recall seeing rubber covers from my time in the Army.

I do agree, pictures are the best. If you look at the closeup scan that I posted above, I think you can see that my truck, in 1970 had the rubber chain covers. I do agree that the canvas ones look great though...
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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:29 PM
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My truck has the original chain covers on them and they are rubber. They have a hole in them at the bottom. They are thinner than the ones that the seller on ebay was selling. I would say that they are more like the shrink tubing you can get for electrical work.

As for the straps for the tools, this is what I came up with when I got them. Compares to what Don Cavey had in his pics from Germany in '70.

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Default Pioneer Tool Strap Method

Another question somewhat related. How do you guys strap the Jerry can. If I go through the footmans loop on the bed it pulls the can into the bed.

Was the original style riveted to the footman loop. If so, how was the can kept off the bed?

Right now I'm using a one piece strap and just bypassed the footmans loop for now.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 06:54 PM
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I have an original one piece strap, and I loop it thru the footman loop. Otherwise I think the weight of the full gas can would droop the bracket.

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Old April 9th, 2013, 07:14 PM
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Default Pioneer Tool Strap Method

I tried it the way u have it, using a similar strap. It's just loose. It can move around and still hit the bed. This was my idea using a tailgate puck. It's just set in there now for the picture but thinking of making it permanent.



It gives it a nice standoff and makes it very stable.


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Old April 9th, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Not sure why you need the puck. Did you run the strap through both slots in the gas can holder? is your strap cotton or nylon? Mine have all been nice and tight.
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My strap is nylon. I can't imagine needing it either, but nothing keeps the strap from pulling the can toward the bed. I did go through both slots in the holder and the strap is running under the holder not under the tank.
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Default What are the unused mounts?

I don't know what they're called, but I see 3 (in the pics) upside-down mount brackets. One that the shovel handle is resting on top of, one by the wheel well, and one on the back corner/bed post. Can you tell me what those are for?
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