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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-21-2002, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
 
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Places to relocate the battery?

I'm going to be running without any fenders and I'm looking for any thoughts on places to relocate the battery.
Pics would be great too.

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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

Build a rack for it right where it is. Remote batteries just mean longer battery cables to the starter. Besides, where would you put it? In the back where you have all that cargo space? LOL
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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

OK,
So the same spot just fabricate a rack comming off of the firewall.

My thoughts were, removing the lower air duct under the dash and mounting it right in front of the trans stick, or like you said, in that spacious cargo area.:-)
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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

On Eddie C's old Spidertrax rig, the battery was mounted on the tranny tunnel under the dash in front of the shifter. This worked really, really well. Except you lose your heater core in the process.

If heat is no biggie for you, that would be a great, low COG location.
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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

Great!
Thanks Tim.

I just found a pic of it.
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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

If your mounting your battery inside the truck make sure you use a gel, Optima type battery. In the event of an accident or rollover you don't want that stuff spilling all over you
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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

if you get crative you can mount an optima behind the glove box and still have plenty of room for your passingers feet (at least on a late style dash)(square vents) It really doesn't add much lenth to your battery cables, maybe a few inches,. If you are interested let me know and I will get some pics for you
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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

I am...pics please. There are a few things I am going to have to find a place for, and would like to see how much room the battery takes up mounted there. Thanks.

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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

Hey, Good idea.
I have the older, pre 88.5 style, but after looking up in there last night I could see where I might have enough room to get my battery up in there, and not have to remove the blower unit.

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Oh yea, pics would be great.
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Re: Places to relocate the battery?

Thanks for the heads up, samiam.
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