1984 Jeep CJ-7 Renegade
After my CJ got hit two years ago, I didn't realize the battery got knocked out of its mount since I was unable to open the hood. It wasn't until I got the Jeep towed home that we got the hood pried open to have a look a day after. Factory mount for the smaller group 55 battery gave out from the impact, it is only held in place at the base.So it begins…the long teardown.
it’s interesting to do some amateur forensic work and see what failed and what didn’t. For example, I’m shocked at well my homemade dual battery box survived. The hold-down is bent slightly, but these batteries didn’t move at all.
Dented my passenger inner fender well and dented my pristine condition OEM power brake air cleaner assembly on the side. Was really pissed about the air cleaner but got all the dents out using my PDR (Paintless Dent Repair) kit I have.