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Jeep Wrangler 0 0%
Chevy S-10 18 100.00%
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Old 05-11-2008, 06:38 PM   #11 (permalink)
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always have to compensate for inflation ^^

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Old 05-12-2008, 01:14 AM   #12 (permalink)
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After filling up today, it looks like I will be doing this with an S-10. Now to figure out a plan and learn how to do this...

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:41 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Take the bed off the S10 and modify it so it is hinged and has some sort of a lift assistance on it.

Then you can put all your batteries UNDER the bed, keep all your cargo space, and get at the batteries for maintenance.
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Old 05-12-2008, 07:47 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Take the bed off the S10 and modify it so it is hinged and has some sort of a lift assistance on it.

Then you can put all your batteries UNDER the bed, keep all your cargo space, and get at the batteries for maintenance.
That sounds similar to this arrangement :

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Old 05-12-2008, 07:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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For inspiration I would look up lowrider pickups, seriously, these guys find ways to put more batteries in their vehicles for hydraulics than even electric cars ...

The space under the bed behind the axle is ideal for a custom made rack that can easily hold 8-10 marine cycle batteries, more if they are smaller, so thats why I voted S-10 .... Plus with no exhaust or spare, the room increases ..
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Old 05-12-2008, 09:38 PM   #16 (permalink)
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definately S-10. Keep your storage space, even half a bed is better than no bed!

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