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Old 06-20-2013, 02:15 PM   #1
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Please move this to the right section if i am in the wrong one please. wasn't sure where to post.

I have a couple projects that I think would be attractive to some of you guys, so I wanted to see what you guys think.

As soon as I got my focus I got annoyed with the factory battery box because it cracked, didn't hold the battery well, and was just huge. So I went in my machine shop and threw together one out if 1/2 6061 aluminum. It is perfect. Super compact, ridiculously secure, and kinda good lookin.

Right now it is just saw cut and dressed. If I make them, they will be nicely milled to shape, pocket milled for weight reduction, and welded for simplicity.

I would probably try to fetch $150 for them.

I am not trying to sell anything at this time, just want to see if there is enough interest to buy material and make a few. I will be sure to get proper permission before I try to sell anything.







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Old 01-31-2014, 11:20 AM   #2
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Have any more pics of the tray itself?
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Old 01-31-2014, 11:24 AM   #3
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Have any more pics of the tray itself?

I'll take some tonight. This one is just a rough cut prototype, not the finished product.
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Old 01-31-2014, 01:31 PM   #5
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This is an old thread that never really caught on. I'm gonna re-write it, and put it in the right section.
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Never even saw this thread the first time lol.
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I'd be down for something like this. Looks good paired with those vf engineering motor mounts as well
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I definitely like it. I hate the battery box it's just way too cold here for me to dink around trying to get rid of it
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It looks nice, but I wouldn't pay 150 for something that just holds my battery/that you don't really see. Not hating just my 2cents.
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It looks nice, but I wouldn't pay 150 for something that just holds my battery/that you don't really see. Not hating just my 2cents.

This isn't an aesthetic thing. It's for the guys that race their cars and throw them around a lot of corners. The plastic battery box (at least both of the ones I had broke because of this. What about your motor mounts? You don't see those, yet if you race the car, they are almost a necessity.

For those aesthetic guys, this does help too though. No more big hunk of ugly black plastic in the engine bay.
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