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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 03, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone have any pics that they can post or email that shows the location and way that you mounted your battery in the trunk? I have everything I need but I need some ideas on where and how to mount.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 20th, 03, 06:36 PM
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Bob,

I just mounted mine in my 69 Convert, I used the DSE billet mount, I will get a pic posted.

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I took a stock battery base and bolted the front edge to the trunk floor behind the right wheel well. On the rear edge of the battery base I used one bolt centered to bolt to the trunk floor. This bolt has an additional nut to allow me to raise the rear of the base off the trunk floor to make it level. I used the stock hold down clamp.

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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 21st, 03, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys!! Pix would be great if possible.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 22nd, 03, 02:21 AM
 
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I don't have pics, but made my own battery box and then made a frame out of angle iron the exact size of the battery. Then welded tabs onto this frame and bolted down through the box into the trunk floor. I also welded some ready rod on each side of the frame and used a flat bar across the top of the battery to keep it in place.

Mounted the box sideways (battery sitting the same as when on the rad support) in the right hand corner. It sticks out into the trunk a little but I had to do this to allow room for my power antenna in that corner. If the antenna hole was further back (where it's supposed to be), it wouldn't have worked.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 03, 08:07 AM
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69 Vert,

I sent you mail, but I thought others may be interested in seeing the battery mounted in a convertible....so here it is.

Special thanks to Scott (69 ProTouring) for posting these for me!!!

The wires under the heater box are just trial fit, they will eventually be secured and covered with split tube....


















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No problem!!

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 24th, 03, 12:55 PM
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crossram,

i love the way you are mounting and routing everything, but I just have to ask- how easy are all the ignition pieces to get to once everything is together, and won't there be a bit of heat up under the dash?
someday, I hope the paint on the outside of my car is as nice as the parts of your car that no one will ever see.. looks liek a sweet ride you got going together there.

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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Jan 26th, 03, 08:26 AM
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Hi Nova,

Actually, the ignition pieces are simple to get to, and I have plenty of access to get in and swap the rev chip in the MSD. As far as heat goes, the ignition and coil don't generate hardly any heat at all, and if anything, they are better off in there than being subjected to extreme underhood temperatures, plus any heat is vented out throught the original center dash speaker grill. The only thing necessary is shielded wires for the coil and other components running under there to eliminate any radio interference. (I don't have them as the receiver is going to be under the rear seat...and hidden). Thanks for the props on the paint!

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