My roadster has the fuel tank in the turtledeck, so the battery is fitted on the running board in a metal box. I missed two in the classifieds.
I have a really nice small box but don't want to use it. I am loath to drill two big holes in the back and it is only about 3/8" taller than the battery.
Some years ago I bought a standard sized toolbox which had undergone some crude repairs to replace rusted out lower sides and bottom. I had a local sheetmetal shop fold and roll the beads into a panel to form new sides. I had completely forgotten this until looking fo some other bits recently. The new sides turned out to be exactly the right height for a battery box. The photo shows the original next to the new box with the old lid in place.
All I need now is some fine weather so I can paint it.
Third try to upload battery box photo.
Allan from down under.
I picked up a tall battery box not long ago. It holds a 12 or 6 volt battery. It looks era correct with a heavy brass handle. I can't load photos but it measures 12" tall x 13" wide x 9 deep. It has a model t latch that was installed buy the builder. I was told it is a running board battery box and it dose have a stamped hole in the bottom in one corner that still has the plug in it like it was never knocked out. I'll see if I can gat some pictures to load.
Allan - Steve Jelf has devised a method of clamping a running board tool box onto the running board, similar to the way those expandable accordian type luggage racks clamp on. Steve posted a fairly recent photo of how this looks and it's pretty impressive. If you're not in a hurry, you might hold off on installing your battery/tool box as Steve has said that when he gets time, he'll post further details and photos of how he designed, built and installed this. What impressed me in that recent photo (sorry,...I can't seem to find it) was how much less visible and obvious the clamp screws were on his "clamp-on" tool box than are the very obvious screws on the typical running board luggage rack. Anyway, again, you might "hold off" on installation and maybe we can get Steve to post a few detail photos of how he did this,......FWIW,......harold
Harold, I read Steve's post. That is a neat idea. For this car I will use the two longer rear running board bolts. The running boards are rubber covered wooden affairs on this car, so even if I have to add an additional screw at the front of the box, I will not be drilling a Ford part.
Allan from down under.
I picked up a doctors bag tattered with age and use. It fits the look of my 16 black smith built roadster pickup that I intend to leave the exterior as found and will hold more then a battery.
Crocodile Dundee says THIS is a BATTERY BOX!
Anyone got three Nickel Iron Alkaline cells for my Edison Storage Battery ?
It belongs to my 1919 non electric-start Peel Bros.roadster with accessory Heinze Springfield starter generator .
Victor in Brisbane .
I've seen maybe a half a dozen Edison battery boxes mounted on Model T running boards over the years.
If you want a nickle-iron battery, try this company: https://ironedison.com/