WTB battery box

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GG Gregory
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WTB battery box

Post by GG Gregory » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:41 pm

Wondering if anyone has a orphan battery box with no lid for sale. I have the lid but no box.

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Re: WTB battery box

Post by CudaMan » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:50 pm

Have you considered making your own box? That's what I did. I bought the steel sheet at Home Depot and used a cheap brake from Harbor Freight to bend it.

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Re: WTB battery box

Post by GG Gregory » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:11 pm

Never thought about it Mark, thanks


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by Shane Lach » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:14 pm

I have a repro box in primer I'd let go.


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by GG Gregory » Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:47 am

Shane, email sent


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by pre15dale » Mon Feb 15, 2021 10:57 am

I have a Larry Smith repro box I would let go. I sold the car so no longer need the box

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Re: WTB battery box

Post by namdc3 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:28 pm

Dale, if GG doesn't want your Larry Smith box, I'd like it.


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by Dropacent » Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:24 pm

Larry’s are perfect. I had several and only slowly replaced them when I found great originals. Hard to find an original in any condition. Larry should make some more!


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by Original Smith » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:50 am

I would make more if I could get orders for a dozen or more. With shipping and all, it would be close to $100.


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by sweet23 » Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:40 pm

Larry, why not start a new post and see if there is interest in battery boxes.

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Re: WTB battery box

Post by Henry K. Lee » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:21 pm

Did have one.., sorry sold.



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Re: WTB battery box

Post by Charles J » Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:08 pm

If
Larry made them I would like to buy one


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by Allan » Wed Feb 17, 2021 6:52 pm

Today I learned something from Mark's second link. The sides of the battery box are made in TWO pieces! I have an original one, largely all there but corroded really thin in places. I have made three replacements to this pattern, in one piece, with just ONE seam on one corner only. The forward face of my original is heavily encrusted with oil/road grime build up, so much so that it is almost 1/4" thick. Today I went digging, and lo and behold, there is the second seam.
Back to the drawing board!
Allan from down under.


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Re: WTB battery box

Post by Lonnie Doan » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:50 pm

I would take a battery box if Larry would make one.

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