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Old 10-27-2011, 02:39 PM
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Any Day2 suggestions for a trunk mounted battery? were there any preferred vendors in late 60s early 70s? thanks guys, adam
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N.M.W. battery box in right rear[aiso weight box]. Paul
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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Atuckman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Any Day2 suggestions for a trunk mounted battery? were there any preferred vendors in late 60s early 70s? thanks guys, adam </div></div>

Looking through scores of old magazines over the years I found a lot of the trunk mounted batteries were pretty basic with just a couple of rods and flat stock holding it in place similiar to most 80's-90's cars and trucks. For weight some racers used very large batteries instead of the standard size. The weight box works too. Either way your drilling holes or welding something to mount to. Some of the Mopars I saw in old magazines had the best looking setups. I don't have any pics to post, Dave may have some [img]<<GRAEMLIN_URL>>/cool.gif[/img].


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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Plowman</div><div class="ubbcode-body">N.M.W. battery box in right rear[aiso weight box]. Paul </div></div>

NMW was probably the most &quot;official&quot; battery box but I don't recall seeing them a lot in street cars.
I did a quick looksie through some catalogs 68-72 and the only one I could find was the NMW

But what I have seen most of all in street cars at least in the ISCA show cars circa early to mid 70's was a box that was adapted from marine/boat use.

It kinda looked like a small cooler. Light blue bottom, white lid and it was larger at the top than bottom and it had straps holding the lid down and had vent tubes coming out the side that went downward out of the trunk.

Somebody was selling these boat boxes for automotive use because there was bunch of them in ISCA show cars of the day. ISCA was strict-batteries had to be in boxes in the trunk and each car had to have a fire extinguisher and you got extra points for Gas, Oil Water cans..remember those??


As what Tommy said most guys probably just made something that would hold the battery in place and maybe run some vent tubes.



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i found a few different versions. thoughts?
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Middle one looks most era correct-maybe try to tone down the shine, get rid of the clear plastic hoses and uses black rubber instead.. Last one looks to billetly/modern with it's cast and polished brace. First one looks kinda amaturish but that is the look many are after with all out race cars.
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thanks for thoughts. i think the first version was used in the mid 60s hemi cars. the second is aluminum. the third is polished but its availble without that shiny finish. i love this stuff
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My Day 2 project 69 camaro has a rear mounted battery on the right side. It was in a old Moroso plastic box. You have to be careful how you wire a rear mounted battery, so you don't have continous live wires running through the car. If you get me your phone number I can help you out or draw you a wiring diagram how we did it. I love the way it looks!!! Even the disconnect switch looks good!!!
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NMW for reference.




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two pieces of 1/2&quot; bolt rod a piece of flat 1/4&quot; thick steel and some flate square washers, nuts and lock washers. Nobody was to technical back in the old days. Can't make everything into a car show piece.
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