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post #1 of 29 Old 12-30-2012, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Battery relocation

Anyone seen any good kits. I'm leaning towards the frame rail setup Ford uses on the E-series vans and cab overs.
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I thought about getting a tool box for the bed and relocating them there I think that would be a clean setup with a little fab work and some good cable.


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Battery relocation

I don't want them in my toolbox, because it's already pretty full. I checked with a local fabricator and it would cost $200 to $300 for a custom steel tray that would bolt to the frame rail. Strength was important because I occasionally go 4 wheeling. Cabling was another $100, because I wanted 00 welding cable so I wouldn't have any amperage loss.

Basically, I'm trying to free up some space under the hood.
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Im lookin into doin the samething! Id like to do the Eseries double battery holder on one side but man I dont see the extra room.

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Bismic has his "extra battery" on the frame with the e-series box. When I mean extra battery, he has the two in the stock location and another on the frame.


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Im thinking Im gonna run one in the tool box in the back to help with the invertor's. Should be easy enough to run the wires

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I'm going to mount mine under the rear of the bed where the spare normally mounts. I want to mount four 6volt batteries under there.
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This is on my 00 7.3 but the concept is the same. Pair of van boxes, 4/0 wire to the starter/3rd battery and 1/0 for everything else.



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I'm going to mount mine under the rear of the bed where the spare normally mounts. I want to mount four 6volt batteries under there.
What brand of 6 volt batterys do you plan on?

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What brand of 6 volt batterys do you plan on?

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Haven't got that far yet but I can get a whole lot more capacity that way over the 12v.
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