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Different Tire/Jerry Can Carriers

• CATEGORIES: Advertising & Brochures, Features

UPDATE: More Tire and Gas Can carriers have been added to this post.

1. Con-Ferr offered various options in it’s 1970 catalog. A few of the mounts were made and sold by Con-Ferr. The pages also include a Bestop Tire Mount and another example of a Kayline tire mount:

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2. This page from the 1970s Brian Chucha Catalog provides additional pics of the Kayline and the Con-Ferr carrier options:

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3. Best Top Tire carrier from the late 1970s catalog:

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4. Kayline ski and/or luggage Rack. This was posted on the earlyCJ-5 page by CruiserStuff:

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Original Post July 2016: Dan asked me a question about tire carriers which led me on a hunt yesterday and produced this post. This is not an exhaustive list of tire carriers, but rather a starting point.

This carrier was available and featured in a 1963 ad in Four Wheeler Magazine:
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In 1969, the Wahlborg brothers began to sell this carrier:

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In 1969, Kelly Manufacturing (also known for their hardtops and hubs) printed this brochure. It’s similar to the Whitco model, so Whitco and Kelly could have been marketing these to different sides of the country.

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In 1971, Kayline advertised this carrier (note the lack of brackets across the back. I’m not sure how the Jerry cans stayed attached.1971-08-fourwheeler-kayline-tire-jerrycan-carrier1

Closeup of ad:

1971-08-fourwheeler-kayline-tire-jerrycan-carrier2By 1973, Kayline had introduced two new designs. The one on the left is called the “TCC Universal”. The second one is shown on the right and called the “TCC Universal B”.
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Whitco also manufactured a tire rack, though there is no evidence it could carry gas cans. This came from a mid 1960s Special Equipment book.whitco-tire-jerrycan-carrier-brochure

 

3 Comments on “Different Tire/Jerry Can Carriers

  1. David Eilers Post author

    Chris, I would advise against such a bet!! I’m a jeans or shorts kind of guy. I might have one set of dress pants … somewhere.

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