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Klaus43


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posted January 26, 2004 10:44 AM

Stainless Battery Box

A thread for all to respond to who would be interested in a reproduction B-box done in stainless... Price to be determined, depending also on numbers, of course...
Let us know how bad you want how many! Then we'll see if we can get 'em made at a low enough price...
Sure would be nice...

       
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nwaco


Redlining
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posted January 26, 2004 10:54 AM

I assume we are talking Full-Size Model....

with all the bells and whistles. Like hinged front door, sliding tray, hold-down clamps, etc?....

If so, I'll be in for a couple, depending on price, of course.

But I would have a suggestion, that we design it so it complements the original, so that those of us who only need one box, lets say, and two trays or doors, can retrofit a new tray or hinge door onto an old box.

What do you all think?

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RePu_soljah


1st Gear
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posted January 26, 2004 01:41 PM

yes im keen..

yea im keen just let me know how much $$ and some pictures would be sweet.
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Jeff20B


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posted January 26, 2004 02:17 PM

Yeah, me too.
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Mazdarx605


Redlining
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posted January 28, 2004 02:25 PM

I want one as well

Chris
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83 copper RX-7
92 blue and silver Cummins
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jfaplanet


Redlining
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posted January 31, 2004 10:48 AM

I was Trying!

To post a picture here of how a battery tray should look. But I can't seem to post pictures with my posts. I'm and idiot. Anyway if you go to the gallery and look at Charles restoration there is a picture of a battery tray pulled out with the battery on it. I hope to have some more pictures in the coming days. I have a battey box that could be used for a pattern but I am missing the sliding tray. Also the hinges are rusted out. Good luck with the project and hope the pics help everyone to understand.

Charles
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admin


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posted January 31, 2004 07:50 PM

Like this?


You have to link to the image itself, not the php page that shows it...
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jfaplanet


Redlining
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posted January 31, 2004 07:56 PM

Admin, You are the Man

Thats what I wanted to do. Thanks, Your the ADMIN, Thats why.
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rotormunky


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Orlando, Florida
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posted February 01, 2004 03:54 AM
Edited By: rotormunky on 1 Feb 2004 03:56

I don't know if any of these will be helpful but there's a few pics of my battery box here:

http://themonkeyhouse.org/REPU/2003-12-31_Battery_box_detail/index.html



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Klaus43


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posted February 02, 2004 10:04 AM

Since I started this thread

after talking to Rob on the phone about the 'box, I'll likely be getting back to him with all these particulars when I go to pick up my repro. valances... (whenever that is.) Just FYI on the timetable of coming up with a price, etc. ...

       
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Jeff20B


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posted February 02, 2004 01:59 PM

Heh, those sliders are so rare.
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Tom93R1


Redlining
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posted February 03, 2004 01:12 PM

I didnt know there was a slider in the box, I need to check and see if my box has one and I just never noticed. I bet not, but now I know what I need to look out for in the yards!
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Klaus43


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posted February 04, 2004 08:43 AM

They tend to be missing,

or have become 'one' with the rust and corrosion in place... I certainly have never seen a fuctional example. Is there a drawer-type slider mechanism, or do they just sit in there?

       
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jfaplanet


Redlining
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posted February 04, 2004 08:46 AM

I'll let you know

I will know more after this weekend. I am flying out to El Paso to get Mark's truck. When I get it home I will be able to take pics and let you know how it works.
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nwaco


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posted February 04, 2004 09:28 AM

They slide.....

on raised pressed indentations. There is a double screw/filler stud-like catch to keep it from tipping or coming out, but there is no bearings or rub strip to keep it smooth. It was sort of crude and simple,hence its rapid deterioration in most cases. I have a reletively decent box showing its design. I can get pics of its of value to anyone. I'm sure someone has a really nice one somewhere.

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brad


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posted February 04, 2004 03:22 PM

i restored my battery box. stripped it all down to bare metal. the battery drawer that slides out got covered in plasti-dip. a liquid plastic in a can i brushed over the drawer. did the same with the bottom of the box. so they're now smooth an slippery. then coated both with mobil 1 synthetic grease so it'll slide real nice and keep the rust monster away.
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rotarydave


Hauling
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posted February 06, 2004 06:29 AM

unless he lost it the slider will be in marks truck, the guy who originally owned the truck (who i got alot of mine from) was really nitpicky about things like that all of the trucks i got from him save one had perfect battery boxes even the parts trucks

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admin


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posted February 12, 2004 08:03 AM

From Rob

While I was talking with Rob@Pineapple, he mentioned his intention on getting a battery box done in SS.

He wanted me to find out what's important to you:
Exact reproduction?
Strength?
Sliding tray?
working clasp/hold down?

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nwaco


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posted February 12, 2004 09:43 AM

It needs to look nice.....

a sliding tray is a must, as well as front cover with locking clasp.

Exact reproduction is less important to me, but I would prefer an interchangeable sliding tray with the original so I can retrofit.

and of course.....moderate cost if at all possible.


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Klaus43


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posted February 13, 2004 10:25 AM

Sounds like...

...we're all pretty much on the same page on these...: Biggest bang for the buck, preferably interchangeable piece-by-piece with the original, improved design where possible without deviating to much from the above criteria... am I right?
I'd be cool with a radically improved, different design as well... but I can certainly see the practical appeal of stock appearance/interchangeability. Rust-free at a weight savings would certainly be an improvement!

       
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