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12 volt battery
#1134264 Sat Nov 14 2015 05:40 AM
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jer3545 Offline OP
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does anyone know what kind ,brand name 12 volt battery will fit in the floor mount 49 chevy 1 ton 3800 ? there was one in there ,it went bad , got rid of it and placed a 12 volt batt.I had but its two long to go into the batt. compartment . Yes ,it was converted to 12 volt ,for sure. Thanks Jerry

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Re: 12 volt battery
jer3545 #1134271 Sat Nov 14 2015 01:12 PM
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It is common to relocate the rear of the battery box a few inches further back and make a longer bottom for it. That'll help fit most any battery you want. Limiting factor is then opening in floor. So make a hinged or removable bottom and put the battery in from the bottom.

Grigg


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Re: 12 volt battery
jer3545 #1134352 Sun Nov 15 2015 01:20 AM
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My 37 and 52 batteries are in the stock location and size. I took a measurement, went to a "battery place" and measure what they had till I found one with the dimensions I wanted and had all the reserve/amps and such that I determined suited my needs.
I ended up with good one from Advance for the panel but choose a diehard for the 37. Its one of the easiest job you'll do on your truck.


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Re: 12 volt battery
jer3545 #1134366 Sun Nov 15 2015 04:23 AM
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Big thanks to Grigg and Achipmonk for the advice. I will go the easy route first .Take my measurements to the store and see what they have in that size.


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Re: 12 volt battery
jer3545 #1134368 Sun Nov 15 2015 04:31 AM
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Yes, they'll have one.
I was not implying you need to modify the battery box, but it is pretry easy if you want to, if you want a larger battery.


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---All pictures [picasaweb.google.com]---
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