Battery box cover - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices
1948 - 1956 F1, F100 & Larger F-Series Trucks Discuss the Fat Fendered and Classic Ford Trucks

Battery box cover

  #1  
Old 04-18-2018, 06:48 PM
Nitro1168
Nitro1168 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 77
Nitro1168 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Battery box cover

I have a 56 that that right now Iím doing the metal work,and Iím wondering what you guys do with the battery box cover if you wanted to put carpet in. I was going to weld a patch over it but I didnít know if I could still install the battery from underneath. Thank you for any replies
 
  #2  
Old 04-18-2018, 06:54 PM
CharlieLed's Avatar
CharlieLed
CharlieLed is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: El Cajon, CA
Posts: 5,993
CharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant futureCharlieLed has a brilliant future
I believe that you will need to replace the OEM battery tray with a drop-down tray if you plan on eliminating the access cover...that's what I did on my 56.
 
  #3  
Old 04-18-2018, 07:34 PM
Nitro1168
Nitro1168 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 77
Nitro1168 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Oh ok thanks I guess I’ll check with midfifty they probably have one.
 
  #4  
Old 04-18-2018, 09:10 PM
56panelford's Avatar
56panelford
56panelford is offline
Posting Legend
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 131,641
56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation
You won't need access to your battery very often. I put remote battery posts on mine and a lead to plug in my battery tender..
 
  #5  
Old 04-19-2018, 07:58 AM
ranger pat's Avatar
ranger pat
ranger pat is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Elk River, MN
Posts: 2,337
ranger pat has a very good reputation on FTE.ranger pat has a very good reputation on FTE.ranger pat has a very good reputation on FTE.
John, I connect my battery tender to the starter solenoid and don't use remote posts for the drop down battery. I used a 98 Econoline aux battery box mounted to the frame. One thing to be aware of with a drop down battery is that it is extremely difficult to raise the battery box up into position with a large battery installed. You either have to have the vehicle on jack stands to raise it up or have a pit to work in. I am just not strong enough to reach out at arms length and raise 60 pounds with one arm. I actually have to use a floor jack to raise the box into position with a battery in place. Pictures of the box are in my gallery.
 
  #6  
Old 04-19-2018, 08:28 AM
Nitro1168
Nitro1168 is offline
Junior User
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 77
Nitro1168 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Thanks John, thatís good thinking about remote battery post.
 
  #7  
Old 04-19-2018, 09:31 AM
56panelford's Avatar
56panelford
56panelford is offline
Posting Legend
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Ontario,Canada
Posts: 131,641
56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation56panelford has a superb reputation
Originally Posted by ranger pat View Post
John, I connect my battery tender to the starter solenoid and don't use remote posts for the drop down battery. I used a 98 Econoline aux battery box mounted to the frame. One thing to be aware of with a drop down battery is that it is extremely difficult to raise the battery box up into position with a large battery installed. You either have to have the vehicle on jack stands to raise it up or have a pit to work in. I am just not strong enough to reach out at arms length and raise 60 pounds with one arm. I actually have to use a floor jack to raise the box into position with a battery in place. Pictures of the box are in my gallery.
I put the remote posts in just in case I ever needed a boost or need to help someone else out..
 
  #8  
Old 04-20-2018, 07:29 AM
ranger pat's Avatar
ranger pat
ranger pat is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Elk River, MN
Posts: 2,337
ranger pat has a very good reputation on FTE.ranger pat has a very good reputation on FTE.ranger pat has a very good reputation on FTE.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
JayBourbon
1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks
21
12-30-2017 12:56 PM
jed1894
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
2
01-06-2013 10:17 PM
79FordBlake
1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks
3
03-14-2011 07:29 PM
kunder54
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
3
08-22-2007 01:40 PM
Buttroast98
Ranger & B-Series
3
09-16-2002 06:16 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Battery box cover


Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.