Author Topic: 84-88 Pickup bed question...possible extra battery location  (Read 910 times)

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emsvitil

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Here's a picture for reference:



I'm talking about the panel just in front of the rear wheel (with black plastic splash plate on it) that goes to a crease line (about height of top wheel well).

It looks like this panel is glued or welded (more likely glued, as the crease line looks like body putty) to the bed above it.


I've seen trucks with this panel removed, but has anybody made it openable?     Modify it with a hinge so you can tuck a battery behind it.     It looks like there's just enough room to put a U1 size battery back there............

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They're pretty notorious for rusting out in that spot due to the 2 layer (or is it 3 layer) construction. I personally would try to avoid putting a battery in a place so known for corrosion. Especially since in that location your tire is throwing sh*t at it.

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There is a splash shield, so it's not that dirty back there (even after 30 years).

Then you can use a battery box....

BTW, mine's not rusty....
Ed
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