I was looking for a battery tray last year and came across the same issue. Rediculous price for what is actually quite a light bit of steelwork.Has any one made one of these instead of paying ridiculous amounts for a pre made one.
If so some details would be great fully appreciated or where did u get one at a great price. Don't really want to pay 175 for one.
Hi mateI was looking for a battery tray last year and came across the same issue. Rediculous price for what is actually quite a light bit of steelwork.
I bought a 3m piece of steel angle for $10 and visited my father in law (he who has a MIG welder).
The initial setup sits primarily on the wheel guard, which is quite flimsy - it flexes.
Later I attached a couple of straps back to the side, which makes it very sturdy.
Other than the initial $10 and a can of paint, the rest was just labour. It did take a while because everthing had to be measured, tested, adjusted then welded.
A few pics are attached. This is without the extra straps.
It will still boil. AGM in the cab is a much better way to go.Just picked one up last night from ARB $126 which after looking at prices and what's around its a good price considering it also has the high side as a heat shield which i highly recommend after boiling a couple of batteries in my last patrol
09 GU Patrol standard
88 VX Sahara twin locked on 35's & lifted
The holes I used already had captured nuts. I used some M6x20mm high tensile bolts in them. I then trimmed them in the wheel arch and sprayed them with cold galv.Hi mate
Are the bolt holes already in place and what doze are they. Also can u please post a photo of the strap set up.