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Daleo56 01-24-2015 02:49 PM

1960 Battery Tray Replacement
 
I quickly painted my new battery tray to match the original paint and now that I am ready to install it I am noticing it does not bolt in as other cars do. I did not see installation instructions nor did I see anything other than a generic diagram for the battery tray. I assume this was spot welded from the factory and I am going to have to weld it in? Ugh.


Dakota Boy 01-24-2015 03:45 PM

yes, it was a spot-weld install at the factory

840 840 840 01-24-2015 03:46 PM

Time to move the battery to the trunk ! :D:rolleyes:
Charley

Dakota Boy 01-24-2015 06:03 PM

that's exactly what I did...

Daleo56 01-24-2015 09:33 PM

I left the old one in for now. I will cut the old one out and weld in the new one in a few weeks. Ugh.

simplyconnected 01-25-2015 08:06 AM

If it can be spot welded, it can also be bolted. My battery tray was eaten away when I bought the car so I welded my own out of flat stainless. I welded short sides so they would trap the battery and made a hold-down biscuit to grab and hold the bottom of the battery down.

It sure works better than that plank of wood the PO had in there. When I pulled the wood out I could see through to the driveway. - Dave

Daleo56 01-25-2015 12:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by simplyconnected (Post 89581)
If it can be spot welded, it can also be bolted. My battery tray was eaten away when I bought the car so I welded my own out of flat stainless. I welded short sides so they would trap the battery and made a hold-down biscuit to grab and hold the bottom of the battery down.

It sure works better than that plank of wood the PO had in there. When I pulled the wood out I could see through to the driveway. - Dave

I will see where I would be able to bolt it in. My second option would be to cut the part of the tray that is bad out and just weld that part in. It would be a goofy weld but it would be under the battery and factory edges would be left alone.


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