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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,536

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. MBL
    Joined: Mar 14, 2002
    Posts: 1,175


    Can't go wrong with the WWII canteen...right now my puke catcher is the ground.
  3. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,154

    from Troy, MI


    I was just on Ebay last night looking at old canteens for this reason!

    I have been watching The War on PBS, and it got me in the mood I guess!
  4. SinisterCustom
    Joined: Feb 18, 2004
    Posts: 8,250


    I have an old, small brass, pump up fire extinguisher hanging on the was going to be my overflow, but after seeing a couple of the old WWII canteens....I need one of 'em instead....the brass extinguisher would stick out like a sore thumb.....
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  5. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
    Posts: 4,697

    Chris Casny

    I was looking at those as overflow tanks, here at the local Army surplus store, they are only 5 bucks each, look great, but are a little big in my opinion.
  6. 49 lincoln
    Joined: Feb 28, 2006
    Posts: 251

    49 lincoln
    from reno

    I got a couple of those baby blue army practice rockets...I'm still a little spooked to start drilling holes in them, but think of the glory!
  7. synthsis
    Joined: Mar 29, 2006
    Posts: 1,899


    at this point it's cliche but it's holding me over until i find something cooler
  8. Bluto
    Joined: Feb 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,732


    On the 39 GMC

    I got a brass extinguisher on my firewall that's a puke can..... few see it!

    Less mention it
  9. the-rodster
    Joined: Jul 2, 2003
    Posts: 6,043


    Oertel's 92, early fifties spout top steel beer can.

  10. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,179

    Bruce Lancaster

    If they're blue, you don't need to be spooked...unless someone other than the Army painted them blue! :)
    Standard military usage to mark inert training-aid ordnance...
  11. T-Time
    Joined: Jan 5, 2007
    Posts: 1,627

    from USA

    I'm thinking about using a gas tank from a Whizzer for a catch-can.
  12. Craven Moorhead
    Joined: May 4, 2005
    Posts: 136

    Craven Moorhead
    from New Berlin

    Ryan I thought our beehive aluminum tank would make a nice cross over to mount on the firewall.

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  13. D.W.
    Joined: Jun 5, 2004
    Posts: 2,066

    from Austin Tx.

    I run one of those 24 oz. Heinekin keg cans.
    It looks like a tiny moon tank.
    It's got green on it to match the car.
    I drank the $4 worth of beer out of it.
  14. Chuckles Garage
    Joined: Jun 10, 2006
    Posts: 2,366

    Chuckles Garage
    Alliance Vendor

    that would be PERFECT for my newest build! wait....radiator is going to be in the bed hidden......ugh....nevermind.
  15. xderelict
    Joined: Jul 30, 2006
    Posts: 2,467


    monkey sitting in a model a tail light housing,wathching the fan fly by his tail.
  16. NoSurf
    Joined: Jul 26, 2002
    Posts: 3,960

    from Chester NH

    I bought a canteen off of ePay to use on my coupe- but when I got it it looked too nice to use for a catchcan. I kinda felt disrespectful.

    Kevin Lee's catchcan he built out of copper pipe for his old roadster is sweet.
  17. I bought this WW1 US Army Canteen when I was about 12 and it's been kicking around in the attic for 55 years.
    I just installed it as a radiator overflow tank on my Hemi powered 32 Roadster that I got on the road in July.

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  18. boozoo
    Joined: Jul 3, 2006
    Posts: 538


    I don't have a picture but Scotbot sent me a really old whiskey bottle to use on the truck. Damn nice of him!
  19. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,763

    Member Emeritus

    I got a "Flathead cola" glass bottle off of Ebay back when a search covered everything on Ebay. I learned a lot about the flathead Indian tribe and the Flathead mountains in Montana. I got a Flathead Ale tap for my shifter too.

    I know glass wouldn't pass tech but if they made a Rocket cola bottle wouldn't you want it on your Olds powered hot rod?
  20. Deadbird
    Joined: Jul 28, 2005
    Posts: 1,092


    I've got an antique embalming fluid bottle I dug up from an old cistern in the back yard. No picture of it , but I think it would be pretty cool. It's a plain square bottle with the words "embalming fluid" embossed on it.
  21. zibo
    Joined: Mar 17, 2002
    Posts: 2,350

    from dago ca

    I found one at a swap and felt the same way!
  22. Bobby Green
    Joined: Jun 9, 2001
    Posts: 1,318

    Bobby Green

    I got this old surplus aircraft oil tank
  23. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,777

    from Texas

    The same WWII-Korea era canteens were used by the Boy Scouts of America as Official BSA gear when they came on the surplus market. The BSA ones often are in the original U.S. marked pouches with an additional BSA ink stamp on the pouch.
    Earlier BSA canteens were the saucer shaped ones with aluminum or bakelite screw in plugs.
    So, if you feel bad about using a GI's canteen, how about a Boy Scout's? "Be Prepared"
  24. Empire32
    Joined: Jan 16, 2002
    Posts: 874

    from FRANCE

    vintage STP gas treatment can

  25. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,179

    Bruce Lancaster

    Those basic canteens were "Model 1910", and I think were still called that into the sixties when plastic ones came along...
    They had aluminum caps til about '43, then bakelite after that, so two styles to play with...
    The military actually stocked spare parts for these--caps and corks, chains...
    and somewhere around here I have one of the flat BSA canteens made with an Army bakelit cap; presumably the supplier bougt up the surplus spares after WWII. Somehow, I imagine there's a warehouse somewhere containg 25 tons of spare cork gaskets stockpiled by deranged military planners.
    If you want weird variants, there were a number of alternate material ones made early in the war...
    Racers often mounted them polished and upside down, welding a nipple into the new topside, allowing the thing to be drained easily.
  26. 1950ChevySuburban
    Joined: Dec 20, 2006
    Posts: 6,210

    Member Emeritus
    from Tucson AZ

    After I posted that thread, lots of great ideas came up. Still haven't decided yet, but there's some nice brass Harley oil tanks out there. I think they're called "oil bags"?

    That surplus aircraft tank is nice Bobby!
  27. Bull
    Joined: Mar 17, 2006
    Posts: 2,276


    Though its not as creative, here's my custom aluminum tank (seem here in the lower right):
  28. FatFenderLess
    Joined: Oct 24, 2005
    Posts: 42


    antique Jack Daniels Bottle looks cool on mine safe or not.
  29. Boones had the insight to put a 60's period Coors can on the Sedan I bought, sorry I don't have a better pic of it.

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  30. Slide
    Joined: May 11, 2004
    Posts: 3,026


    A more modern version of Mr. Green's, but it still sparked a lot of questions. On my 52 sedan, I used a leftover oil reservoir from the A.P.U. (small turbine engine that powers the generator & A/C when the plane is at the gate) on a Boeing 737. It was stainless, so I did a quickie polish job on it and mounted it with big hose clamps.


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