How about an Odyssey battery? They sell brackets too.
That’s actually the plan overall. But deciding where to mount it, etc. I’m going to be using the spare tire well, and I don’t love just having it sitting in the hatch.How about an Odyssey battery? They sell brackets too.
Yeah I’d rather mount where it currently is vs cutting into the chassis. Great idea for a solid track build though, not for me.If using an Odyssey, I have a suggestion - but it does require cutting.....
Per the pink circle in the pic below, there is a void next to the passenger side of the spare tire well. I think you could cut a hole in the trunk floor and recess an Odyssey sized battery box into that void. If you made it our of aluminum with a flange at the top, the only paintwork you would need to do would just be the raw edge on the cut made in the floor. Of course If you went all in, you could do a steel box, welded and finished to look like it was stock. Add a factory looking lid and you are all set.
There may also be a void big enough just aft of the spare tire behind the rear valance as well (green arrow).
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I’m just going to proceed with what I’ve done. I’m not really concerned.Delrin maybe? Slippery but less give for the strut brace?
I’m sure I’ll be fine. We can rework if I start to notice any issues.Make a nice carbon fiber shim. Using a good epoxy and mold release, it may get messy but it would look nice until you cover it up with the mount. It should keep the wear/tear down on the paint and you should be able to tighten it down too keep the shear load down.
Honestly no and quite the thing that I’d never thought about. 01 actually started when I was building up a 2001 Jetta way back when…question for 01
does your username 01 have anything to do with the orange color of your car and the orange color of the general lee car from the dukes of hazard that has the numbers 01 on the side of it?
Wow. Quite the read!Man, I just went through this whole thread and thought the car was finished multiple times, but you just kept going! Hahaha. Amazing job so far and can’t wait to see what you do with the interior!
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What swatches did you get from Newton? I was really intrigued on their "biscuit" color for my caddy.Wow. Quite the read!
And yeah, not sure it will ever be “finished” to be honest. But we shall see where it takes me!
And the interior should go pretty well. Ordered in a bunch of fabric and leather swatches to make some decisions and things will get moving.