I did this on my '59. I made my own box that hangs on the frame and is
held in by 2 bolts. I made a small bulkhead that shrouds the heater
houses and has the battery cables attached. Someone ask me what if I
need to do maintenance on the battery? I said "It says maintenance free
on it". The only reason I took it out in 4 years, is to put in my boat
once. Instead of saying "in case the battery goes dead and needs to be
jumped", I say "in case somebody needs me to jump them".
This picture isn't very good but.,,,,,,,,,,
Carl & Becky Ham wrote:
> I plan on moving the battery on my '56 Stepside from the passenger
> side firewall to the frame underneith the passenger side, then
> installing a set of cables and terminals in the engine compartment in
> case the battery goes dead and needs to be jumped. Reason I'm moving
> the battery is I plan to make and install a metal cover over the
> firewall to give it a 'smoothed' look.
> There is a good article in the December Classic Trucks magazine
> (www.classictrucksweb.com) showing install of a frame mounted
> drop-down battery box. I don't plan on paying $150+ for a drop-down
> box, but will make one with the help of my friends who are great with
> metalwork and welding.
> Carl Ham
> '56 Chevy TF Stepside
> Pontiac, IL
>> From: Bruce Kettunen <email@example.com>
>> Reply-To: Bruce Kettunen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Alternate Battery Location
>> Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:41:09 -0500
>> I've seen AD trucks with a 12 volt battery mounted in the same position
>> as on TF trucks, passenger side upper firewall, using the same battey
>> shelf as a TF truck. It looked like it belonged there. If you can
>> look at a TF, it should give you some ideas.
>> I like the 58-59 mount better than the 55-57. The main difference
>> is that the 55-7 needs a metal retainer around the top of the battery
>> to hold it down. This retainer comes really close to the posts and
>> looks like a potential short waiting to happen. The 58-59 mount
>> uses a top retainer that bolts from front to back of the battery,
>> well away from the terminals. Both are shown in the Chevy Duty
>> TF catalog.
>> On the good side, this is a very workable mount. On the bad side,
>> the battery is staring you in the face when you open the hood.
>> Bruce Kettunen
>> 57 3200
>> Mt. Iron, MN
>> Bruce K
>> At Thursday, 23 October 2003, you wrote:
>> >I need to move my battery location from under the passenger side
>> floor to the
>> >engine compartment or some other accessible location on my '52 Burb.
>> >installing a SBC w/ auto. What is the best location...on the firewall?
>> on the
>> >frame? If on the firewall what location? Is there a particular battery
>> >(year and
>> >model) tray and mount that works best?
>> >Thanks, Steve G.
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