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Riiim6

R32 Battery Relocation

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Hey Guys, 

I've seen quite a few different ways to mount a battery in the trunk but a lot of them involved welding or drilling holes into the chassis itself so I did a little experiment to see if there was a method that was non permanent (at least the battery mounting part).

I started by cutting out a piece of plywood using the trunk carpet as a stencil.7.thumb.jpg.1b9ef9c32dc785d215e1f3a438009d06.jpg

 

Then I started making a box. Since I didn't have a welder I used two different methods. For one piece I cut out a piece of metal and bent it into a U shape to make the bottom and two of the sides. Then I cut out one side and created a few 90 degree brackets and riveted them to hold one side. The other side I wanted to see if it would be easier to just make another U and rivet that on.

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After the box was assembled the rest was pretty easy. I drilled holes from the box into the wood, through the carpet to where I wanted to mount it. I also put a layer of foam on the bottom of the wood and countersunk screws to keep the bottom as smooth as possible.

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Test fit the battery. (Note: I had to cut the wood in half to get the whole thing into the trunk.)

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Put a foam sheet at the bottom of the box to protect the bottom of the battery from the hardware sticking up.

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I'll probably revisit this to make the wood a little more sturdy but here is the end product. (The extra hole was from before I put the foam in, I thought I needed it to feed the wire through lol)

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Not my best work putting the box together. I'll definitely re make the box to make it more aesthetically pleasing, maybe paint it.

 

 

 

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Good effort - but note the standard you need to meet is something that will securely hold the battery in the event of a roll over.

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14 minutes ago, KiwiRS4T said:

Good effort - but note the standard you need to meet is something that will securely hold the battery in the event of a roll over.

In that case I might look into the box to the rear tower strut bar with a latch over the top. Thanks for the note.

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