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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:09 pm 
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while my cars been getting the body work done (see other thread) i'm atempting to make a cover that covers the battery, res tank, strut tower.
pics as below i sure you all know what it looks like there
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:12 pm 
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a nother couple of pics
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:13 pm 
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just a question
why do you want to cover them??
and is it easily removed incase you need to.. e.g jump start car..
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:20 pm 
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interesting idea...
wonder how it'll look when done!

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:32 pm 
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whats the legallity of covering a battery up? dont think theres any issues as long as it can breathe?

i think itll look pretty schmick....

btw nice use of the towbar to weight your felt-like-material :D

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 7:54 pm 
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looks good man but wat materiel is that ure using i like the idea but i recon t may stop the battery breathin like gaz brought up they can over heat badly

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:23 pm 
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Not sure about EF's, but the ED's have a battery box with a snorkel.
And you could put some vents in the top of the cover too if you needed too.
It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:15 pm 
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it's just flecy material it'll not over heat coz of the vent to the side and the snorkel in the bottom
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:17 pm 
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Steady ED wrote:
Not sure about EF's, but the ED's have a battery box with a snorkel.
And you could put some vents in the top of the cover too if you needed too.
It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.


my ef has battery box + snorkel on it

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:45 pm 
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as for ease of removal it's held in by the rad cap and 2 x-mas tree clips.
yet to decied if i want to have the battery termals visable buy that can be looked at later. it's going to be finished off in body colour
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:11 pm 
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I might change how its held in if it was me.

Having it held in by the radiator cap will be a b**ch if you need to take the cover off when the car is hot. You will get burned as the pressure releases as you open the cap up.

I would make it do you can take the cover off without taking the radiator cap off.

Do you know what i mean ? ? ?
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:12 pm 
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Other than that - great idea.

I might try something like this when i get my car back.
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:36 pm 
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True i might cut some lugs in the side so it'll slip off over the cap no big deal just a nother clip to hold it in :)
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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 12:04 am 
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An enclosed battery isnt illegal - just be sensible, make sure the snorkle is attached and positioned effectivly..

Many cars use enclosed batterys as they look ugy, alot of small cars are doing this ive noticed along with american/euro cars and jags have them next to the spare tyre!

Be nice when its all done n looks made to fit i bet.

 

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Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:52 am 
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good idea have often thought of hiding thing under the bonnet to make it look cleaner didnt think of this one but got any more pics how is the progress goin?
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