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Old 01-14-2019, 11:43 PM
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Drivers side Battery Tray 86 F-250 IDI

I have been looking for the Drivers side Battery Tray for my 86 F-250 6.9. It seems they are NLA and or
made from unobtanium. I have searched in Google and various web sites.
I find plenty of them for the right side, I did replace it a while back.

My left side is still usable but pretty rusty and rusted through on one corner.
Were these only use 83 - 86? IDK. If so that narrows the gene pool down.
I have had this truck 4.5 yrs and didn`t know what it looked like, probably a
lot of you don`t either
I found this You Tube of a guy installing the IDI set up in his F-150.
At 8:30 into it shows the tray.

There is a 85 6.9 at PNP if it is still there, I raped a lot off it already, that could
be a possibility for one if it is in any kind of condition and better than mine.
If not any of you guys know of a vendor or have a good one???

Charlie

 
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:24 AM
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Iíll have to look back and see if I have any photos of it, but when I did my fender and hood swap a few years back thatís what my battery tray looked like iirc. There was a galvanized piece of metal contoured to the fender that was riveted over the tray and I had to drill out the rivets to get the tray off.
 
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:38 PM
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I just replaced the driver's fender on my truck and the old fender had that riveted piece of metal too. It adds rigidity since the coolant overflow tank and washer tank mount there, but I found you can mount everything without the added support.

BTW Charlie, is your old battery tray salvageable? You might be able to bring it back to life with some Rustoleum.
 
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Old 01-16-2019, 02:36 AM
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My tray has that piece the Coolant bottle sits on, but is spot welded on, there is nothing riveted.
The tray is useable, just really rusted, and the front right corner has a quarter size hole and the lip
is gone for about an inch.
I would like to sand blast it and then POR it. I have lots of POR.
I was just wondering is any one knew of a new one available any where. Did a lot of searching and
nothing new is available.

The 85 I mentioned above in PNP is gone.....but an 83 6.9 Supercab came in on 1/8 , and starting
Friday thru Monday PNP is having 40% off. ...that is if you have the Tool Kit Rewards Card.
It may have a good or better Battery Tray???

Charlie
 

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