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Old 12-31-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Battery Box

have been looking around for a while with not much luck

i found one post with pics and links to ebay but they where old and nothing new to be found

i am looking for a box to mount a 4D battery on the bottom of a Ford E-150. Is there any place you can get these boxes ?

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Old 12-31-2010, 01:15 PM   #2
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Battery Box

I contacted they seller of a couple old eBay auctions and I bought two from him. Excellent service and even sent and additional top to one for free as one was damaged in shipping.

Let me see if I can find more info.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:06 PM   #3
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Re: Battery Box

I've also been looking for something better than how SMB mounted mine. I'd like to be able to access the batteries for easy maintenance and change out. Looks like I'm going to have something custom made and I've wondered if a place like Aluminess could fab up something. I'd like to get rid of the plastic marine battery box that SMB uses. Those are really made for an inclosed area.

These style boxes are nice but need to sit on a frame and access through the top. http://www.boatdepot.com/productdetails ... NOCO-HM408
Size may be an issue as well.
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Old 01-01-2011, 01:50 PM   #4
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Re: Battery Box

@rockman

if you can find that that would be nice. Any chance you have pictures of yours mounted ?

@daveb

the boxes look nice but do need an actual structure to hold them.

have to talk to a friend of mine who might be able to do something. Problem is these things are heavy and i really wouldnt want to loose it while driving ...
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Re: Battery Box

The rack SMB built is basically angle iron and the batteries just sit on it. They are zip tied down to the rail. It bolts between the frame just behind the rear axle. They use a marine style battery box lid on top. I would prefer a vented full inclosure that can swing down one one end but no matter how it's built, it must hold up to heavy vibration and must hold the batteries in place. If you do plan to make a box, it should be adaptive to different sized batteries in case you want to add a larger or extra battery. Make sure there is plenty of clearance so they can't bounce up and short. A good ratcheting tie down strap might be a good added safety precaution.

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Old 01-01-2011, 09:26 PM   #6
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Re: Battery Box

Mikes,
Here is some info...
A link to an expired auction from the seller "seanb69fsu".
I dont have mine mounted as im relocating it to the driver side with my new DieHard PM2, but Il see if I can take a picture of the battery inside the box for dimension reference. They are OEM and seem to be built well.

As for relocating to the pass side, I have taken the apprach of these guys
http://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/s ... hp?t=45009

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... OTORS:1123
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Old 01-02-2011, 10:17 AM   #7
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Re: Battery Box

The factory boxes won't work for a 4D battery. If you've never seen one, they are huge, at least twice the size of a normal Group 65 battery.

The only thing bigger I've seen was an 8D for starting a Caterpiller in the Yukon.

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