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FJ40 V-8 conversion battery tray

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by fj40chevota, Aug 3, 2005.

  1. fj40chevota

    fj40chevota

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    Hey guys, I just signed up to the forum and here is my first question. Could you guys post up some ideas on were you put your batteries. Im in the process of my custom buildup and im trying to figure out were to put the battery and make up a tray. If you guys could give me some ideas that would be great. Thanks
     
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    woody unhelpful spotter Staff Member Admin

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    under the drivers seat, custom dropped tray, fits two Optimas nice and snug

    Another option, don't run the heater/blower and install on the firewall where the blower would install....
     
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    i took out my heater fan on the passenger side, mounted a battery tray and whaalla. then again i dont drive mine in the winter, or i use to have it behind the passenger seat.
     
  4. fj40chevota

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    Yea, I don't know if Im going to run the heater. My rigs going to be topless all the time, but Im just don't know if I want the heater for those cold night rides home or not?

    here is what im working with.

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    I have the Man-A-Fre mount that connects to the shock tower. I like it...
     
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    I placed mine right behind the right headlight.
     
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    I put mine right behind the passengers seat. I got a fully enclosed battery box and bolted it to the floor.
     
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    Dayum. That looks pretty. Well here is where mine is mounted, which is basically the same as stock.
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    Corbet Speski OffRoad LTD. Supporting Vendor

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    I like the Man-A-Fre set up too. You can get one for each side. Only down side is $$$.
     
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    I made mine - custom - for the cost of metal I had laying around the garage. The only real cost to me was for powder coating. I based them on the man-a-fre product, except they go to the frame. They are bolted to the shock tower and the frame. Very Sturdy. Here are pictures. I wanted to minimize space so I used the Odessey batteries which are smaller than most but awsome batteries. The trays are sized for those batteries. If you want more shots email me and I will take some for you.
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    duals. modified stock tray location. Good luck.
     
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    I had mine like drohs. Worked well but didn't like all the weight on one side. Switched to one on each side of the rad like fjoakleys setup.

    Nice clean engine. I have the same march pulley setup. Works great, but haven't had much luck with the power steering setup. Never keeps good tension. Tell me how yours works, when you get it runnin.
     
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    Thanks for the pics guys. they really help out alot.

    VTFJ40, Yea I know what you mean about the tensioner. They should have made it set up like the alternator. That would have made it alot better.
     
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    Mines behind the passengers seat in one of those red and white plastic boxes.
    Its not in the engine bay 'cuz it has a flip fibreglass clip (no inner fenders).
    This was all done by the PO and I've never gotten around to changing it.
    I do plan on replacing the 'glass clip with regular steel fenders and hood soon.
    I'm not 18 anymore and dont need that 'cool' flip front end :grinpimp:
     
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    Talked to a guy at march about it last year and he said they had something planned. Only for short WP so far.

    Bottom of the page- www.marchperf.com/pg7.html