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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    you should put a drain on the bottom of the box for when water eventually gets in there. I probably should of mentioned that when I was over there huh?







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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Might not be a bad idea. With my old aluminum tool box I never had any issues with water getting inside, so I'm hoping that with having a bed cover nothing will get inside. Doesn't hurt to prepare for the worst case scenario




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Id think condensation could still be an issue, and with the holes for the wiring I bet you will still get some in there



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    I didn't resin my last box in my blowthrough and there was a spot or two where a little moisture got to it and the mdf swelled just a tiny bit. So I'm definitely going to resin the one I'm building now. I just can't bring myself to pay $33 at home depot for the gallon of resin.



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    A gallon is a lot of resin. This box has about 1.5 quarts on it, then the couple coats of bed liner. I'll probably throw a few more coats of bed liner on before it actually goes into the truck.




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    id pay 33 bucks a gallon! its 40 a gallon here




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Yeah I didn't see any quarts there though. But the box looks real good man. Are you just drilling through the floor of the bed to bring the 1/0 into the box?



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Quote Originally Posted by KHARPS View Post
    Yeah I didn't see any quarts there though. But the box looks real good man. Are you just drilling through the floor of the bed to bring the 1/0 into the box?
    I haven't decided how I'm going to do it yet. I've thought about going straight through the back wall of the truck. Once I get the money, I'm going to take it up to the shop in Evansville, IN and Cory (shop installer) is going to help me out with it. I'll see what kind of ideas that he can come up with. In my old truck I put all of the wire that was exposed to the outside in Luquidtite tubing to keep it weather resistant. Fortunately, we have a car lift, so I'm sure it will be easy to get some quality work done




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

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    I haven't decided how I'm going to do it yet. I've thought about going straight through the back wall of the truck. Once I get the money, I'm going to take it up to the shop in Evansville, IN and Cory (shop installer) is going to help me out with it. I'll see what kind of ideas that he can come up with. In my old truck I put all of the wire that was exposed to the outside in Luquidtite tubing to keep it weather resistant. Fortunately, we have a car lift, so I'm sure it will be easy to get some quality work done
    Sounds like a good plan. I'm adding some 1/0 runs under my truck to the bed and I'm just going to wrap them in techflex. I'm still not sure how I'm going to bring them into the bed. I'll probably just drill through the bed and use 1/0 grommets?



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    I ran it through the bed rail in the old truck. Pictures are after the truck was totaled, so that that's why it's all out of shape.





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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    So did you have to drill through the bed and the tool box?



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Yeap, I drilled through the tool box and bed rail. Then the wire came up through the floor of the side panel and into the cabin. I used 90 degree elbows and stuff to keep everything in place. I'll see if I can dig some more pics up.




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Nevermind. Looks like you didn't have to drill through the bed.



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
    Yeap, I drilled through the tool box and bed rail. Then the wire came up through the floor of the side panel and into the cabin. I used 90 degree elbows and stuff to keep everything in place. I'll see if I can dig some more pics up.
    Ok thanks man.



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Here's some really old pictures, but here's the location where I had all 8 of my runs coming through.




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