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wagon battery relocation

Postby hang_510 » 27 Jun 2005 16:17

who has found a good place to relocate (hide) the battery in a ('72) 510 wagon? i don't want it the back seat or to use the back. i could build a box to put under the car, opposite the gas tank, or partially in the side panel. anybody had any success or creative ideas in doing this? :idea: :idea: :idea:

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RE: wagon battery relocation

Postby Byron510 » 27 Jun 2005 16:53

I dropped mine in the trunk, but it's not totally flush - it would hang below the quarter panel and be visible. But with all these new fancy small batteries available, maybe this could work for you.
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Postby supersportsedan » 27 Jun 2005 23:07

hang_510 wrote: i could build a box to put under the car, opposite the gas tank, anybody had any success or creative ideas in doing this? :idea: :idea: :idea:


Yep, that is what my wagon has. The spare tire has been taken out and a custom box hung from the floor. It's not easily accessable, but easy to disconnect the lead.

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Postby hang_510 » 28 Jun 2005 08:23

any pics? i want to keep the spare, but that is the largest space underneath. there may still be a little room around the 1/4 panel that may fit one of them fancy batteries, in a custom box.
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Postby supersportsedan » 28 Jun 2005 08:49

Here's a bad picture. It's taken from the passenger rear bottom corner of the car, looking underneath. The gas tank is out. The passenger rear leaf spring is the big white thing in the top right of the picture. The battery box is in the bottom left of the picture, a bad angle, but you can get the idea. It's pretty much a battery shaped box. It's hung from the floor of the wagon, and you can see a little bit of it poking out when you look at the car from behind. It doesn't really leave any room for the spare tire at all. It's one or the other. I'm sure you could make something work on the outside with a small battery.
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Postby Dimebag » 23 Jan 2008 11:40

How about this idea? Here is a guy who had an interesting idea for his 1973 BMW 2002 that could work:

"In the 2002 world, the "standard" approach is to mount a single normal-sized battery in the trunk but for me the loss of valuable trunk space in my daily driver was not acceptable. I also had major concerns about the battery being so close to the trunk-floor fuel tank and exposed filler neck (a definite weak point in the '02's otherwise excellent packaging). My solution was to mount two Hawker Odyssey motorcycle-sized SLA batteries under the rear seat. I used two where one might have sufficed because I really do not want any power supply deficiencies that could cause difficulties with the EFI on a cold morning."

This excerpt is part of a very informative Megasquirt conversion he did which you can read here if you're interested
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Postby hang_510 » 23 Jan 2008 12:13

i have thought about under the rear seat more...those look like they keep the seat functional.

im considering removing the seat portion and retaining the back, more of a hidden storage space.

there was a 2dr wagon(at the 1/13 swapmeet) that had removed the seat and had converted it to a speaker box. no battery, just big capacitors.
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Postby vgwagon » 23 Jan 2008 19:01

Why move it at all?
I have a honda sized battery in the front of my car, and Cams ka swap does to.
Works and looks fine.
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Postby Dimebag » 23 Jan 2008 19:38

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just cuz it looks soooooo good when it's gone...


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Postby defdes » 23 Jan 2008 19:57

Is that your set-up D.B.?
Is that a hard line running off the fuel pressure regulator?

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Postby Dimebag » 23 Jan 2008 20:17

nope - GREG510 I think - I just found this pic as a great example of a clean engine bay, sans battery
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Postby thisismatt » 23 Jan 2008 20:31

Too bad for those ugly Fram filters (too bad it holds true even if beauty comes from the inside out ;) )
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Postby vgwagon » 23 Jan 2008 23:03

I wouldn't even use a fram as a paper weight.
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Postby hillbillyhector » 23 Jan 2008 23:16

just had to chime in, since I do like your 'under the seat mini battery' approach.. stealth is alway a plus!

a few people had asked a while back about my battery box, and although STILL not completed, since the wagon is being sold now, I might as well at least post pics... the top still needs to be stitched up completely, but you guys get the picture..


.. and there I am with the neck brace!
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Postby hillbillyhector » 23 Jan 2008 23:17

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