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post #1 of 6 Old 10-16-2020, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Dual battery tray onfigurations.

Anyone have plans for dual battery trays.

Looking for some clever ideas before I start building one.

With two left mechanisms, I donít think one battery is going to cut it anymore.



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post #2 of 6 Old 10-17-2020, 05:57 AM
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While your playing, keep in mind they make different size batteries.
Group 29NF is 13x5.5x10
Group 45 is 9.5x5.5x9
group 50 is 13.5x5x10
group 53 is 13x4.75x8.25

Just a thought, there isn't a lot of excess room in these things.

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PS. since you asked for a clever idea, I looked at the pic of a CJ5 tub and it looks like if one were inclined they could make a battery drawer on either side of the cargo area behind the tire. or both sides.
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I like the approach @Matt1981CJ7 took on his dual battery configuration. Especially in that it utilizes the original battery tray and mounts to the existing locations, only requiring one new hole to be drilled through the firewall. More food for thought-

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Thanks guys, I like the approach Matt is using.
However I'm going with conventional batteries instead.
They have been good for me for decades. In fact, the one I have in there now was purchased in 2005.
I'll just have to adjust the tray size to fir two of them.

Hope they fit side by side like Matts however there is an issue with the heater hoses.


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I made my own, although I only have a single battery at the moment. I do like using the space as a tool/parts tray.
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Storage?

I like it, I have a good bit and want more. I'm really interested in some 100% concealed storage.

I really daydream a lot of how to make it and where so that important things don't walk off. I'm almost there!

I know the 1st pic is kinda a review. A locking feature is nice on any storage. It may be destroyable, or torn clean off. But it may keep someone honest anyway.

I saw this once, just for tools---Pic 2 is close to what I saw, the other guy welded his bolts to the side of the can, he had a plastic perfect fit container with a suitcase type handle on the side. You opened the box, grabbed the handle, and the tools were inside the now portable plastic box.

I too will have the largest under hood storage I can make---hopefully soon---I only have room on the driver's side.

I found this and stuck it in my favorites a while back---there's 20 pages and good ideas!

https://expeditionportal.com/forum/t...thread.150320/

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