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Gasket for WWII water can

Discussion in 'Military Vehicle Restoration' started by Big Ed, Jun 4, 2020.

  1. Big Ed

    Big Ed New Member

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    Anyone know where I can get a gasket for this type water can? It has a 3-1/2 inch opening. Thanks.

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    They couldn’t help me, they do refrigerator gaskets for the restaurant industry.
     
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    Have you tried cutting one from a sheet of rubber?
     
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    No.

    I just online chatted with a guy at a custom gasket place. He’ll have a quote for me tomorrow or Monday. Might be high price, we’ll see.
     
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    The 'wartime expedient' was to cut up an old inner tube.
     
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    Try these guys; a few acres of surplus parts for everything from tank treads to Humvee parts.

    Jerry Can Gasket

    These are high quality rubber replacement gasket for military and blitz 5 gallon gas cans, and gas can spouts. Just the gasket, other piece not included. Gasket measures approx 3.5" in outer diameter and 2 3/16 inches inner hole diameter.
     
  8. Big Ed

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    I sent a message. Thanks for the tip.
     
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    Check on Amazon...all kinds of jerry can gaskets to pick from.
     
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    Big Ed New Member

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    This type doesn’t come up.
     
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    He came back saying $200 to make one. $11.56 each if we make 50 quantity. Doh!
     
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    McMaster-Carr (McMaster-Carr) may have a gasket which fits. I have purchased a handful of gaskets and o-rings for various military vehicle projects.
     

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