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Battery box

Discussion in 'Electrical Board' started by Fast68back, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I need to order a battery box, which one should I go with:

    A:
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    B:
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    C:
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    D:
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    E:
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    F:
    None of the above.

    If ole sluggo ever gets his $hit together I'll add a poll.....
     
  2. daveSanborn

    daveSanborn Active Member

    I've used the Taylor box on the last 2 cars. The only thing that sucks about it is the price. Be sure to size the box to the type of battery you'll be using as they sell three different size boxes.

    I vote for box E.

    Dave
     
  3. cmayna

    cmayna DILLIGARA? Donator

    I like A or D just from a cosmetic view. C has too much contrast with those F'ing bolts. Looks a little too darth vader.
     
  4. Sluggo

    Sluggo Active Member Staff Member Moderator

    They all suck! ;D
     
  5. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Hmmm, I like B cuz it doesnt have the holes in the top....... Anybody make a cool billet piece for an optima battery?
     
  6. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    I ended up ordering B, because the top doesn't have the holes in it. If I can find a large Ford oval like you see on the tailgate of the newer Ford trucks I'll mount it on top.
     
  7. beach pony

    beach pony Drunkfest Coordinator Donator

    I likw E too. Looks preety sleek to me.
     
  8. napaguy

    napaguy Member

    I liked E the best....you should be able to grab a ford emblem at the wrecking yard. I do have a used one that mounts with two studs that you can have.
     
  9. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Thanks for thr offer, I may take you up on, but I gotta head to the junkyard next weekend anyway, so maybe I cna save postage. The problem with E is the two studs that come up through the top make it look, not so sleek. B has the two holes on the side for the cables
     
  10. napaguy

    napaguy Member

    Yah your right I didnt notice those at the top. B will look good
     
  11. daveSanborn

    daveSanborn Active Member

    E has 2 holes on the side for the cables also.....

    The 2 holes in the top are where the threaded rods go all the way down through the frame rail, hold the bottom tray in, the battery in with a seperate hold down and then stick out through the lid a little bit where you secure the lid with 2 wingnuts.

    I have a picture of this box installed... standby.
     
  12. daveSanborn

    daveSanborn Active Member

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    You can see that the cover is obviously off and laying in the trunk. Notice the 2 threaded rods coming up from the frame rail? The cover is secured by a couple wingnuts (also laying in the trunk) onto these 2 rods.

    I'm pretty sure it's a sturdier design than those little side clips shown in box B.
     
  13. 68EFIvert

    68EFIvert Well-Known Member

    I have box A in my car. I wasn't going for looks as much as function. I will have it hidden behind false panels in my trunk when I finish enclosing it. I am about 1/2 done and will post some pictures when its complete. It is starting to look pretty sweet. ~thu
     
  14. Fast68back

    Fast68back Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Box B arrived on my doorstep this evening! Great sig picture BTW.
     

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