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Old 12-11-2002, 05:18 AM
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Post Where did you put your battery in your truck?

I have a 48 Chevy 1/2 ton. I am in the process of restoring my beauty. I will be placing a 350 chevy with std manifolds and a 700r4 trans.

Here is my delema. I don't want my battery below the floor boards(that sure wasn't one of thier best ideas. Where did you put your battery? Any ideas would be great!

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I kept mine under the floor on my 53 F-100.Not really such a bad idea on a hotrod that is going to be driven in mostly good weather. It's easy to get to if you need to.If it's going to be an all weather truck I'd come up with something different.
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Like Lash, I am leaving my battery under the floorboard in my kingcab rebuild of my '53 Chevy. Great place to hide the ugly slug and the + lead is as short as it can be too. If you are worried about weather (shouldn't be, my battery lasted many years on my stock truck), build a closed battery box to replace the original open shelf.
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I have a 53 chevy and put a different frame under it so had to move the battery. I also put a new firewall and floor in so I built a bracket for it on the firewall. If you are going to use AC or have the heater in the original place it wouldn't work. If I new how to put a picture up I would. Email me if you want a picture of it. vinceky@goshen.edu
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Iam keeping mine under the cab. Iam making it so the tray unbolts from the bottem and I can drop the battery out from the bottem if I need to get to it. I am also putting in battery connections, like they have on drag cars, under the hood so I can jump it off or jump someone else off with out having to drop out the battery. If your really set on keeping it out from under the cab then www.brotherstrucks.com has brackets and tray that will allow you to mount it on your firewall under the hood. Hope this helps!


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Ihave a friend with a '52. He found one of those old metal coke coolers and restored it. He mounted that in the center of the bed just behind the cab with the battery mounted inside. He used an optima so venting wasn't a big issue but a small tube down through the bed floor would settle that. There's a million ideas. That's just one.
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The battery on my '46 chev 1/2 was relocated in the right wheel well in front of the tire. It is only driven when it's nice. I want to encase it with a plastic box though. There is lots of room in these old fenders. (another option)
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