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Old 03-03-2009, 07:04 PM   #1027 (permalink)
bennelson
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Originally Posted by vinny1989 View Post
, Is that really strong enough to hold 5 batteries? Id reinforce it a bit myself.

Definitely extend the battery box into the spare wheel well for the two other batteries.

Yep, the box is strong enough. Me and another guy climbed into it and jumped up and down. I still is going to get a full perimeter weld next time I have access to a welder.

The photo is deceptive about just extending into the spare tire well. Under the car, there is a structural section straight across right in front of the spare well. The bottom of the well itself is where the rear sway bar attaches.

I will have to try to get some photos from under the car next time it is up on jacks.
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