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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 6:17 pm 
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On my wagon the spare wheel well doesn't have a spare wheel in it it's what seems to be the top of the petrol tank on one half and then there's the big LPG cylinder/tank.
Was wondering if it'd be safe to make up a shhelf out of MDF to sit down there with my battery and tthee subs amp?
I don't see why not as the battery and amp donn't, orr shouldn't spark, and the tanks are sealed anyways. Aswell as the tanks already have wiring running around them (the petrol tank has a positive and negitive wire running in it to the pump).
And on a lot of race cars you see the fuel cell in the boot and tthe battery in a box next to it.
So should I be alriight to do this?

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 10:05 pm 
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im guessing your going to run a wire from the front battery through to your rear battery right?? should hope so...

the battery should be fine in there aslong as its secured and doesnt short with the chassis, invest in some terminal covers too just to be safe :)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:08 pm 
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Razor7107 wrote:
im guessing your going to run a wire from the front battery through to your rear battery right?? should hope so...

the battery should be fine in there aslong as its secured and doesnt short with the chassis, invest in some terminal covers too just to be safe :)


The battery wwill be held so firrmly in pllace it won't be able to move.
And it'll be the only battery, ie. no front battery.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:17 pm 
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if its sealed type should be fine- dont want battery acid eating through a gas tank now do we...
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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:27 pm 
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I did this 10 years ago on an LPG XD - but I had the battery next to the tank.

You will have to make sure the battery box is sealed, and vented to outside the box. Check with the rego boys to make sure cause they are pretty fussy about this.

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:37 pm 
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if its sealed type should be fine- dont want battery acid eating through a gas tank now do we...


It'ss an Optima Bluetop, so yes sealed, it's going to be mounted on it's side too...

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:38 pm 
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I did this 10 years ago on an LPG XD - but I had the battery next to the tank.

You will have to make sure the battery box is sealed, and vented to outside the box. Check with the rego boys to make sure cause they are pretty fussy about this.

Nigel

I'm not worried at all about the legalities, or about weather the car would pass rego (it's registered now so won't have to go overr the pits again), just want to makee sure I'm safe and not going to blow up! :-)

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:57 pm 
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Razor7107 wrote:
im guessing your going to run a wire from the front battery through to your rear battery right?? should hope so...

the battery should be fine in there aslong as its secured and doesnt short with the chassis, invest in some terminal covers too just to be safe :)


Completely off topic but your sig made me laugh my a** off. Good work

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 12:53 am 
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how was it off topic?

also, i may be missing something here but i dont quite see the point in sticking the battery in the back if its fine up front? fill me in a bit here...

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:19 pm 
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how was it off topic?

also, i may be missing something here but i dont quite see the point in sticking the battery in the back if its fine up front? fill me in a bit here...


I want thee real estate from the front that the battery is currently hogging...

 

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Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 9:50 pm 
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