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Looking for the OEM battery retaining bar and j-hooks for my '97 LX450. Anybody have any spares that they want to sell or possibly donate? :D

Or maybe a website I could order from?
 
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It would be super easy to make one out of some angle aluminum, plus then it would never rust. The J-type battery hold down bars should easily be found at most auto parts stores.
 
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You can order new parts from your local dealer or CDan or any vendor if you want to keep it stock.
 
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not to hi-jack here, but I will.... kinda related .... where do the J hooks.... hook ?
Got my battery in with a bungee cord :grinpimp:

I looked, and I must be blind.
 
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not to hi-jack here, but I will.... kinda related .... where do the J hooks.... hook ?
Got my battery in with a bungee cord :grinpimp:

I looked, and I must be blind.
For either side:

Fender side, there's a hole in the inner fender that the hook goes into.
Engine side, there's a hole/slot in the resin battery holder that the hook goes into.

Hooks lay approx 45 degrees to the vertical. You can see the factory bracket etc:



+ YES, you can make your own with aluminium, here's mine from my dual battery install a whole bunch of years ago...



cheers,
george.
 
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I think I have a set of the OEM bars only - PM me if you want them (I made aluminum ones after upgrading the battery)


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While we're on the subject, anyone know of a good method to repair the battery box and to keep it from ripping further from the J hook? I tried to glue a nylon washer on the box with some super glue that was supposed to be good for hard to glue plastics; didn't stick at all.
 
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While we're on the subject, anyone know of a good method to repair the battery box and to keep it from ripping further from the J hook? I tried to glue a nylon washer on the box with some super glue that was supposed to be good for hard to glue plastics; didn't stick at all.
I'd cut some aluminium plate, drill some holes through it and the case and pop rivet it. Use a dremel to 'slot' the aluminium using the slot in the resin case as the template. Basically plate the slot & surrounding area of the case. 1/16" thick should be 'good' enough.

Spray black if you want it to 'blend' in .

cheers,
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I'd cut some aluminium plate, drill some holes through it and the case and pop rivet it. Use a dremel to 'slot' the aluminium using the slot in the resin case as the template. Basically plate the slot & surrounding area of the case. 1/16" thick should be 'good' enough.

Spray black if you want it to 'blend' in .

cheers,
george.
I like this idea too. Might do this while I'm building the retaining bar. Knock it all out in one shot.
 
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Thanks George for the clarification ... gonna head out there and take a look after I eat this pastrami sandwich , mmmmm....
 
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While we're on the subject, anyone know of a good method to repair the battery box and to keep it from ripping further from the J hook?
I laid plastic mesh cloth (screen window material) in place through and on both sides of the j-hook slot and then used JB weld to bond it to the battery box--basically the same method as fiberglass repair.
 

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