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#1 croquest87

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Posted 17 December 2018 - 09:56 PM

Decided to relocate my battery to the trunk to make some more room for my intercooler plumbing and clean things up.After making battery tray and support under the battery and that OEM metal section this is what it looks like. I will be using sealed battery and all  just need to trim things up and install wiring tomorow.

Battery re location http://imgur.com/a/4zE5JOQ
Material provided for this was from old bed frame long bolts are from old lawnmower battery tray. LOL  
And my favorite mr Budweiser kept me inspired.

Edited by croquest87, 17 January 2019 - 07:39 PM.






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Posted 18 December 2018 - 03:40 AM

I will be interested to hear if you have any starting issues.

My '87 has the battery in the hatch and I used big cable, but it's got some weird starting hesitations
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#3 croquest87

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Posted 18 December 2018 - 06:20 AM

View PostMotoCam360, on 18 December 2018 - 03:40 AM, said:

I will be interested to hear if you have any starting issues.

My '87 has the battery in the hatch and I used big cable, but it's got some weird starting hesitations
Hope that's not an issue after doing all the work lol. Kind of a overkill on 0 gage cable l am using but cross your fingers. I wonder if ecu/wiring is picking up noise from all the draw by the starter causing issues during startup perhaps its messing w cranking pulse and if that's the case there has to be a way to shield it or isolate it somehow. Anyone else having this issue?  This would be a very good subject for Scott87star to chime in on thank you Scott.

Edited by croquest87, 18 December 2018 - 07:24 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2018 - 12:03 PM

I will be following this thread.  It is also in my future plans to relocate my battery to the trunk and reroute my IC piping.  I'm really not a fan of the OVCP look.
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Posted 18 December 2018 - 02:28 PM

i used #2 on my V8 car in the same location, zero issues ;)
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 03:59 PM

Ok   Battery has been relocated to the the trunk. No problems w starting or running the car all is same as before relocation.
I used 0 gage (overkill) lol  from battery  through the interior (drivers side)  up through the rubber booth by (brake booster) to 3/8 post terminal where battery used to be( on the wall). All OEM wires attach to 3/8 post terminal like they would attach to the battery.  Ground in the trunk is bolted to the large bolt on the trunk floor  left side corner under the metal support. OEM ground that used to go to the battery has been removed leaving all other grounds under the battery tray in same location (cleaned the area  retapped the thread and rebolted w ss steel bolt).

Edited by croquest87, 05 January 2019 - 04:18 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 07:06 PM

How did you trunk carpet fit around the battery? Is there room or did you have to eliminate it?

Also, what battery is that. Can you share the model #?
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 08:54 PM

View Posttechboy, on 05 January 2019 - 07:06 PM, said:

How did you trunk carpet fit around the battery? Is there room or did you have to eliminate it?

Also, what battery is that. Can you share the model #?

Battery relocation https://imgur.com/a/bnJKvKF

I made custum support under the battery to nicely support it and also for the battery tray to screw down into it.Also l used 1/8 x 1" foam tape between support and trunk floor for just enough cushion.Made a little battery tray and battery tiedown.W battery out l ran all my wiring nicely making sure that no sharp edges are near and plastic conduit is protecting it.Picked up this battery at Walmart and is perfect size to clear the rear hatch shocks and all. Also that is why l am using side post battery. Trimmed up the carpet to fit nicely around the tray. I will have a cover over the battery and will vent it outside w some kind of tube. Also looked at some red and yellow top batteries ouch $287.00  this battery was $55.00  all said and done l have  $85.00 in this including the battery.Also ended up trimming the carpet for easy access to my adjustable coilovers.There is rubber boots under the towers to prevent water and things from coming in.

Walmart battery info https://imgur.com/a/001dTZ2

Probably not the sexiest relocation but is very functional cheap enough and l had fun doing it.

Edited by croquest87, 05 January 2019 - 09:31 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:41 PM

Forget sexy.  Looks good to me!!  Thanks for posting up all the info.  This is definitely on my to-do list.  Not sure when, but I like what you did here.
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Posted 05 January 2019 - 11:49 PM

TEP rear strut tower with batt tray FTW

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Posted 06 January 2019 - 05:52 AM

View PostMotoCam360, on 05 January 2019 - 11:49 PM, said:

TEP rear strut tower with batt tray FTW

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I like that TEP set up also. Thought about using it myself but decided to make my own stuff for some challenge and to use up some scrap materials laying around. Funny my friend asked me the other day why l own 3 of these cars? So l politely answered

BECAUSE I COULDNT FIT 5 IN MY GARAGE LOL

Still wrapping up a few things but here are some pics of my 87  enjoy

Some pics https://imgur.com/a/Ve2bjks

Edited by croquest87, 06 January 2019 - 06:16 AM.


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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:22 PM

I've seen the TEP before as well. I like it also, but I don't like how it pretty much eats up a bulk of your trunk. I like the ones I've seen where they are tucked off to the side like croquet 87 did. I would prefer if I could still lift the trunk floor and have access to the spare.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:51 PM

View Posttechboy, on 06 January 2019 - 04:22 PM, said:

I've seen the TEP before as well. I like it also, but I don't like how it pretty much eats up a bulk of your trunk. I like the ones I've seen where they are tucked off to the side like croquet 87 did. I would prefer if I could still lift the trunk floor and have access to the spare.
Yes everything lifts out like normal to get to the spare and all the OEM tire change tools.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:09 AM

I like it...and the car is looking really good man.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 12:29 PM

Is that a vented battery?

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 03:16 PM

View PostTurbo Cary, on 07 January 2019 - 12:29 PM, said:

Is that a vented battery?
No   it is going to be vented outside as stated in above post. Will look into sealed battery eventually.

Edited by croquest87, 07 January 2019 - 04:44 PM.


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Posted 17 January 2019 - 07:43 PM

Oops wrong post

Edited by croquest87, 18 January 2019 - 02:15 AM.


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Posted 18 January 2019 - 03:55 AM

View PostTurbo Cary, on 07 January 2019 - 12:29 PM, said:

Is that a vented battery?

my battery?  Yes totally vented
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