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Old 21-05-2010, 12:22 PM
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Hi all, I just thought I'd share these pics with you of my home made battery box that I'm so proud of.
I took off the short section of the tie down rail (see pics) and used the 4 existing M8 female threads so I didn't have to make any new holes in the Nav, made the box out of 18mm craftwood.
Redarc isolator under the bonnet, 16mm squared cable into the tub, 105aH AGM battery.
Next job is to make a fridge slide for my Engel....any suggestions?

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Old 21-05-2010, 12:25 PM
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That looks terrific!!!!

Great work.
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Old 21-05-2010, 12:41 PM
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Thanks Matt, just had a look at your setup in your garage, that's quite impressive.
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Thats awsome fella, nice set-up. May I ask, how do you secure the box down? I very interested in setting my second batt. up like yours. ATM I have my second batt. in a power box that strapped to some partical board which is bolted to the utilly track on the floor.

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Old 22-05-2010, 01:30 AM
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Thanks Thunda, if you look at the second picture, I took off the short piece on the side utility track and used the existing 4 x M8 bolt threads, and the inside wall sits firmly down on the tub floor, I glued some rubber on to the bottom edge of the board.
I used 18mm craftwood for the extra strength also made the box a bit longer to store my bits and pieces in there as well.

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Old 22-05-2010, 03:48 AM
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it looks groovy arty, u taking orders?!
im in if ya do!
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Old 22-05-2010, 03:54 AM
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Cheers Arty, much appriciated. I'll try post some pics when I have completed my box.

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Old 22-05-2010, 03:57 AM
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Nice job, looks factory!
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Old 22-05-2010, 04:49 AM
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Thanks guys.... as for taking orders haha not enough hours in the day for that, gotta work on my fridge slide project now... any ideas apart from buying the genuine Engel slide $$$$
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Pro job, looks awesome. I put mine under the tray in an alloy box that I got custom made to suit, was a shitfight of a job.
I saw some drawers in a van once that had the slide made from unistrut (plumbers & sparkies use for brackets) with the rollers being ball bearings.
Would be overkill for a fridge slide but something along those lines would work.
I'm ducking into a custom 4x4/tradesmans drawers shop on prob monday night about something else, i'll ask what he has while i'm there
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