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Old 04-18-2018, 06:48 PM
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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
 
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Old 04-18-2018, 06:54 PM
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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.
 
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Old 04-18-2018, 07:34 PM
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Oh ok thanks I guess I’ll check with midfifty they probably have one.
 
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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..
 
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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.
 
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Old 04-19-2018, 08:28 AM
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Thanks John, thatís good thinking about remote battery post.
 
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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..
 
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