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Battery Relocation To Trunk- Parts List
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I would like to know what I need to buy, and what I need to tear out, and what I need to drill out to relocate my battery to the trunk.

And, once I get it in the trunk, what do I need to keep it there?

Are there any concerns regarding venting/rusting?

Photos? I go to a few Mustang shows, but I don't recall anyone showing off their battery in the trunk.

Maybe this is just a bad idea. But, I figure it will keep me from loading up my trunk with used parts.

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#2
Oh man, my car is in the shop so I can't take pictures!!! My battery is in the trunk on the passenger side (unfortunately, where the spare tire mounts). It's in a battery case that is bolted to the trunk floor; the cables are routed down to the underside of the car, and runs forward to the engine bay. The cables are enclosed in a flexible wire loom, but I'm going to PROBABLY reroute the cables inside the car and through the trough at the bottom of the door sill (if the cables aren't too big, I have to measure). If I can't go that route I'm going to better secure the cables and protect them with some type of metal cover. No kits for these, though. All fabrication.

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#3
If you use a lead-acid battery, a sealed battery box and venting is a good idea. Doesn't take much to set off hydrogen gas.



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#4
Thanks....

I was wondering what the cable size is?

Are there 2 cables, or is the battery just grounded to the frame?

I was always curious about the gas...must be vented out the bottom I would think.

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Wolverine;64781 Wrote:I would like to know what I need to buy, and what I need to tear out, and what I need to drill out to relocate my battery to the trunk.

And, once I get it in the trunk, what do I need to keep it there?

Are there any concerns regarding venting/rusting?

Photos? I go to a few Mustang shows, but I don't recall anyone showing off their battery in the trunk.

Maybe this is just a bad idea. But, I figure it will keep me from loading up my trunk with used parts.
It's not a bad idea..you want the battery on the passenger side as far back as possible..I used the Jegs kit..http://www.jegs.com/i/JEGS+Performance+P...5/10002/-1
I ran the cable through the passenger compartment under the door sill ..through the firewall..ALL PASS THROUGHS MUST HAVE A GROMMET !!! I also sheathed the cable..You should also have have a quick disconnect..(I still need to wire mine in) I than used a distribution box mounted on the rad support to feed everything else..You also want to secure the cable with rubber lined clamp downs..
                       

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Qcode351mach;64861 Wrote:It's not a bad idea..you want the battery on the passenger side as far back as possible..
Who do you think I am? I know a Chevy when I see one!!!

Thanks so much for the photos.

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Wolverine;64911 Wrote:
Qcode351mach;64861 Wrote:It's not a bad idea..you want the battery on the passenger side as far back as possible..
Who do you think I am? I know a Chevy when I see one!!!

Thanks so much for the photos.

Lollerz

Steve



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Wolverine;64911 Wrote:
Qcode351mach;64861 Wrote:It's not a bad idea..you want the battery on the passenger side as far back as possible..
Who do you think I am? I know a Chevy when I see one!!!

Thanks so much for the photos.
Dang..thought I'd get one over on ya rofl


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For the record, we still don't have pictures of a battery in the trunk of a Mustang.


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