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Second battery tray

Post by Gafas » 09 Aug 2016 08:12

My Sunday DIY battery tray
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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Tinus lotz » 09 Aug 2016 17:03

Looks good man :salute:

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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Peter Connan » 09 Aug 2016 21:24

Mine was attached in a similar way, and has torn the body in that area to bits.

Mine is now mounted directly to the chassis in three places.
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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Alex Roux » 09 Aug 2016 22:25

The battery is heavy and persistent corrugated roads will do damage eventually, unless the mounting is really robust.

My first version of a battery bracket was bolted onto the body and 6 months later it started to tear.

The second version was still bolted onto the body but with plates welded to the body to strengthen it. So still not mounted to the chassis. I unfortunately do not have pictures and the battery is heavy to take out just for pictures.

It has lasted since (about 5 years). And that includes Kaokoland, which shook a lot of unexpected things loose in my car, but not the battery mounts.
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Re: Second battery tray

Post by ricster » 10 Aug 2016 09:06

Everything mentioned above is exactly right. Mine also started to tear. The holes for the bolts onto the wheel well need to be reinforced to handle the vibrations !!!

One other thing. Om the TD42 motor your exhaust is sitting very close to the battery, and batteries don't like heat. On mine I have branches and a turbo so don't have the heat shield like you do, but even with the heat shield that battery will get hot. While you are busy with the tray, make 2 sides to the tray, one on the exhaust side and one on the side closest to the firewall. You can leave the front open to allow airflow from the front. This will make a HUGE difference.
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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Michael » 10 Aug 2016 10:21

Thats a very neat job!! Well done :thumbup:
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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Stefan » 13 Aug 2016 17:08

Looks good. :thumbup: :thumbup:

Mine also tore - reinforce the mounting!

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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Gafas » 13 Aug 2016 19:39

battery tray 2.0

First, thank you all for the feedback! Did the reinforcement today. Two more mounts and heat shield.


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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Tinus lotz » 13 Aug 2016 19:56

Nice ....what size battery can you fit there?

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Re: Second battery tray

Post by Gafas » 13 Aug 2016 23:25

75 amps, 18X28 cm

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