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Old 04-29-2012, 06:24 PM   #1
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Aluminess standard box and gas cans

I just got a Aluminess rear bumper with the standard swing arm box . I am putting four nato or spectre style fuel cans on it. Has anybody come up with a trick way of securing the cans to the box? Right now I'm using two rachet straps and cable lock . This just seems way to generic for such a cool looking bumper.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:24 PM   #2
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Re: Aluminess standard box and gas cans

I installed 6 stainless steel footman loops and secure the cans with 1 inch nylon straps/cam buckles.



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Old 04-29-2012, 09:28 PM   #3
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Re: Aluminess standard box and gas cans

If nothing else, you can combine the ratchet straps and cable lock and get these. Locking ratchet straps, where the nylon webbing has a steel core running through it.

A bit pricey, and likely won't stop the determined thief, but a nice set up.

http://www.steelcore.net/products.html


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Old 04-29-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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Re: Aluminess standard box and gas cans

Being a boater I always seem to use a 1" cam buckle strap for all my strapping needs. The cam buckle is pretty stout and secure. I used a 1" cam buckle strap and a bicycle combination lock to secure my water cans to the top of my fuel can rack. Here are a couple of photos to show you what I'm talking about.

Right side showing the 1" cam buckle strap and the bicycle cable lock


Left side showing how the strap loops around the rack and heads back to the buckle.
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Old 05-02-2012, 08:33 AM   #5
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Re: Aluminess standard box and gas cans

Thanks for the ideas. Those steal core straps may be the way to go .That would ease my concern about the sun rotting the straps and loosing the cans going down the road.

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Old 05-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #6
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Re: Aluminess standard box and gas cans

FYI, I have two of the Steel Core Straps and they are not Ratchet Straps. They are just another locking device like the bike cable locks.

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Old 05-09-2012, 09:07 PM   #7
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Re: Aluminess standard box and gas cans

Also, the ratchet straps that truckers use seem to last years in the sun. They will discolor but work for a long time. Don't know what they cost, the company buys them for me.
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Re: Aluminess standard box and gas cans

I had NRS sew up some ratcheting straps for me, they work great! I supplied them with the ratcheting buckles I cut off the double hook end type tie down straps. The new straps have no hooks so I can feed them through slots or footman loops and ratchet them tight.
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