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    Battery - to box in or not

    Just thinking about how and where I will mount a battery on my build. The most likely place will be sitting above to the rear of the diff. Im thinking about how I will access the battery should I need to and if I will want to take it out from inside the car or from below and it got me thinking about boxing it in.

    I guess advantages of boxing in are that it should stay free of road **** and stay dry. A lot of cars however have the battery in the open under the bonnet so no boxing in there.

    I'd be interested in peoples thoughts.
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    Actually, maybe I could just get one of these to mount it in

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEISURE-B...on=1000%7C1500
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    Old Chevy trucks have their battery mounted under the floor with no box around it. Access would be my priority and you’ll swear at yourself if it goes flat and needs jumping and you can’t get to it. Of course, on modern cars the battery is inaccessible but has jumping/charging points.
    Make sure you put extra large cables in....the longer the leads are the heavier duty they need to be

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    It will keep it tidy and reduce the risk of shorts .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Boy View Post
    Actually, maybe I could just get one of these to mount it in

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LEISURE-B...on=1000%7C1500
    Yep, I got one of them in the boot, passenger side with quick release terminals and thick cables.

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    On my A pick up it was mounted underan access panel which meant moving the lpg tank on top to get at it. I ran soem leads from the battery to easily accesible posts so I could jump lead to (or from) .

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