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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:39 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:10 am 
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nice work :D

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:51 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:45 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install
Did you buy the battery tray,or make it,if you made it now did you get the holes
in it,the shape bunnies i mean

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:13 pm 
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I bought it, bolted it in and hey presto. Beats the old setup where the previous owner just threw it in the spare wheel well

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:41 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install
Did you buy the battery tray,or make it,if you made it now did you get the holes
in it,the shape bunnies i mean

Dave
Use two sizes of tube offcuts, smaller first place under the sheet metal, hammer around to form a crease, cold chisel around circle to cut out metal smooth with a file if needed, or use a hole saw to cut the initial hole. Swap to slightly a larger diameter pipe offcut under the sheet and use a bossing mallet to finish off the hole.

Edit: Found a video!

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:06 am 
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I wish I had the time and patience to do that. It would be very satisfying. It’s taken me long enough to do just the boot so it’ll be shop bought items for me

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:34 pm 
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The finished boot and battery install
Did you buy the battery tray,or make it,if you made it now did you get the holes
in it,the shape bunnies i mean

Dave
Use two sizes of tube offcuts, smaller first place under the sheet metal, hammer around to form a crease, cold chisel around circle to cut out metal smooth with a file if needed, or use a hole saw to cut the initial hole. Swap to slightly a larger diameter pipe offcut under the sheet and use a bossing mallet to finish off the hole.

Edit: Found a video!
Thanks for posting link

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:07 am 
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Long time since I updated this thread. So here's a photo of Chuckie in her latest form

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:10 am 
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Looking tidy!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2023 11:59 am 
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a lot has happened in the last 6 months. I will try and do a full update at some point but heres a photo for now


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