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    The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    My battery box is near completion. All that it needs is some hinges to that it will open and close. It was first resined then painted over with the bed liner you can buy at Autozone. The Sundown Logo is also painted on. There is weather strip around the top to help seal it up when shut. There will be more treated 2x4's placed inside the box to serve both as bracing and a holding back to keep the batteries from sliding. Right now, there will only be 2 Batcap 3000's in there, but the box can hold up to eight. Soon I plan to take a trip up to Innovative and Cory will help me install 10 runs of 1/0 to the box The box will be installed after I get my bed cover What ya think?






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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakota View Post
    My battery box is near completion. All that it needs is some hinges to that it will open and close. It was first resined then painted over with the bed liner you can buy at Autozone. The Sundown Logo is also painted on. There is weather strip around the top to help seal it up when shut. There will be more treated 2x4's placed inside the box to serve both as bracing and a holding back to keep the batteries from sliding. Right now, there will only be 2 Batcap 3000's in there, but the box can hold up to eight. Soon I plan to take a trip up to Innovative and Cory will help me install 10 runs of 1/0 to the box The box will be installed after I get my bed cover What ya think?


    Nice..might have to take that idea. Putting batteries in bed gives lots more options for subs.




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Once I get to work on installing the 10 runs of 1/0, I'm thinking about adding power and ground ring terminal distro blocks to keep all the wiring neat and at a low resistance. Looks like I may have to go to the scrap yard and get some thick copper




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    or do less runs of 4/0. i can get ya 4/0 at decent price




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    looks awesome man...mine won't look nearly as nice



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    or do less runs of 4/0. i can get ya 4/0 at decent price
    Luckily, I can get Stinger wire for shop cost. Thanks for the offer




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    looks good. 10 runs? 5 power and 5 neg? or 10 power and 10 neg? lol




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    good idea looks good



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Quote Originally Posted by hunterw View Post
    looks good. 10 runs? 5 power and 5 neg? or 10 power and 10 neg? lol
    I have been thinking 5 powers and 5 grounds. Think I should do more?




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    is that MDF? that swells like crazy and will fall apart if it gets wet. and even if the bedliner is on it, it will still soak up water.




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

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    is that MDF? that swells like crazy and will fall apart if it gets wet. and even if the bedliner is on it, it will still soak up water.
    I'm going to have a bed cover and there is also a couple coats of resin on the box.




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    nvm




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    What did you pay for resin? Like $25 a quart?



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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    I think the resin was $13/32 ounces/1 quart. Plus, I got 10% with my Lowes employee discount.




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    Re: The Start of My Battery Box for Truck Bed

    Oh ok. I think it was a lot more at Home Depot that's why I was asking.



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