DIY Ammo Can Taillgate Storage.

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Here's my DIY 50 cal. ammo cans that I attached to the tailgate. They are lockable and removal. I keep my air compressor in one and some recovery gear and other misc. things in the other. I needed something secure to keep items when I have my hardtop off.
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What, it's not held on by 550 cord? Looks awsome!!!
 

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Could you provide a little detail on how you attached them to the tailgate? No worries about that plastic grill holding up a couple of loaded metal canisters?

Looks great!
 
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Could you provide a little detail on how you attached them to the tailgate? No worries about that plastic grill holding up a couple of loaded metal canisters?

Looks great!
Once you remove the top trim piece, you have access to threaded holes directly on the tailgate. I will post detailed pictures later on.
 

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Once you remove the top trim piece, you have access to threaded holes directly on the tailgate. I will post detailed pictures later on.
Ahhh now I see, at first I thought you had them attached to the lower plastic grill. I haven't popped that upper trim piece out yet, though I understand that's where the TrailRail system will supposedly go (whenever it's released). Got it, thanks.
 

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Here's my DIY 50 cal. ammo cans that I attached to the tailgate. They are lockable and removal. I keep my air compressor in one and some recovery gear and other misc. things in the other. I needed something secure to keep items when I have my hardtop off.
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That is very cool...
 
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Here's my DIY 50 cal. ammo cans that I attached to the tailgate. They are lockable and removal. I keep my air compressor in one and some recovery gear and other misc. things in the other. I needed something secure to keep items when I have my hardtop off.
IMG_5148.jpg
IMG_5149.jpg
Here are some picts of how they are attached.

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What size hardware did you use for the threaded holes in the tailgate? Thanks great idea.
 

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I was wondering what was behind that panel - gives me some ideas. Like the ammo boxes. Was at Harbor Freight tools today amd noticed they had a ton of them for cheap.
 

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Wow. What an awesome idea. Definitely going to consider doing this once we actually get our JLU. Thanks for the tip!
 

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Could they not be mounted so that once the tailgate is closed, the latches can’t be opened? This way avoiding needing to put a lock on them? Do you have a pic with the tailgate closed? Thanks
 

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Here are some picts of how they are attached.
I'd love to see what it looks like inside, see how much cargo space has changed. Can you post a picture taken inside, over the back seats with the tailgate closed? Thanks!
 

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Dimensions of the cans would be appreciated as well. Sorry about all the questions. Have a weekend trip planned next weekend and hoping to take out JLU if it comes in before then. Would like to have the boxes before so I can build this as quickly as possible before we leave.
 

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Anyone know how this setup works with freedom panels inside the storage bag in the cargo area?
 

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