I'm looking for some solid metal 20L NATO Jerricans NOS that have the old style cap... I have 1 that is still solid as a tank but apparently they banned the production of the old caps as they were better at preventing leaks but were not child proof, now considering that I both use my truck off road and have no kids it would be folly of me to waste my time with these new plastic cans
just wondering if anyone knows where to get them as NOS...
I only need 1 or 2 more...
oh also if they're yellow! even better, as the yellow cans were originally designated for Diesel Fuel... I could stencil a recycling symbol or something on it...
Did you check Google? I googled buy NATO jerry can NOS and got over 7000 sites.
You might check out the new NATO Scepter 20L plastic cans. They are every bit as tough as the old metal ones, same dimensions and won't rust. I've seen a video of a guy running over one of these plastic cans and then putting fuel in it - no leaks. Try that with a metal can. They are built to a pretty rugged MILSPEC. Lots of them available on eBay.
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Military surplus dealers should have the Nato cans. I assume by "Nato" you mean the ones that have the flip open lid with a short spout, these seal air tight, tight enough that I store E85 in them, this style can should be available, but if you mean the realy old WWII ones with the screw-on lid, not so much, these don't seal well anyway. I find both types at my local salvage yard occasionally, have collected 25 so far but I usually have to patch pinhole leaks in these.
yeah I meant the newerish flip-top lids they made up till about 2000
and not that I have anything against plastic, but I would prefer to have it match my current can...
the other big problem... I live in Pa... and it seems like no one will ship these to Pa or any of the surrounding states...
what gives? I looked on the PenDOT site and found nothing on fuel canisters other than that you can't use glass...
anyone know whats up?
oh also what do you use to wash out used cans? I kept gasoline in my can and when I switch to diesel I don't want any contaminate...
soap and water?
Just empty the gas out and fill it up with diesel. A few drops of gas aren't going to contaminate the diesel fuel. If you're irrationally paranoid, you could always leave it open a few days to evaporate out, or blow it out with an air compressor, etc. You definitely don't want to deal with soap and water -- those could contaminate your fuel. The residual gasoline will just burn.
does the same go for kero?
but thank you for the assurance...
it all gets kind of daunting especially while I'm still in college and I need the car to get to class and work... and have only a few days out of the week that I can squeeze a few hours to work on anything personal, so I'm a little paranoid about killing my truck...
PA Has MANY surplus mil equipment dealers, do a general web search for "military surplus PA" or similar and you will likely find several within driving distance.
Gerry can at Coleman's surplus Millersburg, PA.
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