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Old 10-23-2002, 06:15 PM   #1
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Exclamation Battery Slide Out

Has anyone installed a battery slide out shelf in there battery compartment. The battery in my '71 Int, is located in the rear compartment. Home depot sells slide brackets that support 100#. The battery is a bear to work on. Would help! Tom
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Question Supports for slides

I have the same AS..........

and the same problem. I am wondering how you would mount the slides?

My battery is "sitting" on a wooden frame that straddles the plumbing lines. The base of the vanity is behind the battery. The vanity is certainly not stout enough to support the battery especially extended on slides.

This one is up for consideration. Anyone with rear compartment and battery stowed in this location, please shoot some ideas and lets see what we can come up with.

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Old 12-30-2002, 11:35 AM   #3
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How about an angle iron frame to straddle the plumbing? It would have to be lagged to the floor to support the weight when extended. You also need to make some type of latch to hold the battery in when moving.

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Old 12-30-2002, 01:45 PM   #4
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Swing out tray

How about a tray mounted on a frame that stradles the plumbing (John) and has a pivot point to swing the battery out of the compartment for maintenance. This is a photo of my 1968 stock tray after I coated it with POR 15. You can see the retaining pin on the left rear and the pivot stud on the right.
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Slide out Batt. tray

Randy. I have the exact same tray in my 71' Int. So the battery tray pivots on that bolt, so what?? That bolt will not support the battery. What is it for???????? Tom
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Tom,
While it's true you can't support the battery on the bolt if you rotate it 90 degrees, I just swing it about 60-70 degrees to check the water level, etc and there is enough support for that as the weight is still on the platform and the frame for the access door. As for what is if "for", who knows but that's what I use it for. I was really just offering the idea since you are thinking of building something. I agree that having it slide all the way out would be ideal.
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