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Unread 08-23-2013, 10:07 AM   #1
eduardostewart
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RuffStuff battery box mounting

Anyone install their battery box on/over the stock tj tray? i'm looking for ideas as bolt in as possible as to make it easier if i ever want to swap in a dual box setup.

i can weld, not well as i only do it once in a great while, but the final outcome i want to be able to bolt in and out.

i don't want to drill holes in the ruffstuff box as i don't want the battery to be resting on four tiny heads of bolts and risk breaking the plastic.

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Unread 08-24-2013, 07:23 AM   #2
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I have one of those and it wont fit my Jeep. They are made for crawlers where there is lots of space. Problem is the swing top wont allow is function.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:45 PM   #3
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welp, i was determined and he is what i came up with... i bout a piece of angle iron (1.25" or 1.5", i can't remember). If you look at the side with closest to the passenger fender you can see there is little to no room to get a hand wrench in there - so that side needs to be accessible with a socket wrench. As for the side closest to the engine bay, the mounting holes are cockeyed so you can't get a socket wrench in there. However, with the added height of the angle iron you are able to get a hand wrench in there.

Your best friend is a square and the OEM battery tray to get the measurements you need. In my case i could get center measurements from the where you could see the circular corrosion marks from where the bolts were. I believe I drilled the holes in the angle iron with an 11/32" bit - provided just the slightest hair or wiggle room and with the addition of a little wiggle room from those OEM nut/tab things you should have no problem aligning during the install.

Also, i did a dry fit before I painted and later knocked a 45° cut on the angle iron piece closest to the passenger fender, bumper side - there's a little unevenness around the base at that point from the surrounding sheet metal.
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Unread 09-02-2013, 04:47 PM   #4
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Unread 09-02-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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Very nicely done, I like how used the factory tray a a jig,

Brian
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Unread 09-03-2013, 06:50 AM   #6
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Very nicely done, I like how used the factory tray a a jig,

Brian
thanks, just be sure to make a mental note that the angle is reversed when you flip the factory tray over to align holes (you have to flip over the tray since the bolts aren't long enough to go through otherwise)

also, use a square to check the measurements of the holes in relationship to one another...kind of like framing
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