The mounting points on the '58 (55-2 through 59) are on the same plane. It
should work just fine on your smooth fire wall. I would however recommend
re-enforcing the firewall with some shallow channel iron/aluminum or at
least some large fender washers. If the battery / tray bounces very much
it's going to crack the bondo on the firewall.
From: Greg Green <email@example.com>
To: oletrucks <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002 11:56 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] 48-53 Battery on Firewall
>Has anyone put the battery on the firewall on a AD? I would appreciate
>hearing from anyone who has done this and any tips they might have such as
>what tray you used, re-enforcing of the firewall etc.
>I was thinking of used a polished stainless one for a '58 but I cannot tell
>from the pictures in the catalog if the mounting side is flat so that the
>mounting points are all in plane with each other(my firewall has been
>slicked) or if there or any offsets for the stock '58 firewall.
>Thanks in advance......
>'48 Hot Rod in Progress
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
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