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Battery Tray Replacement
 
After seeing the amount of oil, dirt, and grime that was left under and around the battery tray after 30 years, I decided that a new black powder coated battery tray was the way to go to make the engine compartment look a lot better.
 
 
I started looking around the Internet and I found a tray that suited my needs on eBay. I ordered it up and it arrived a few days later.
 
 
The two trays were compared and the holes lined up, so it was time to install it. When I had ordered up the Body Bolt Kit it came with a replacement set of hardware for the battery tray, so I used that.
 
 
The bolts were tightened down and the cross brace under support was added for strength. I then installed the battery with the hold down and the installation was complete.
 
Lessons Learned the Hard Way
 
So, my lessons learned here would have to be that I wish I had sandblasted and painted the battery tray before I decided to sell it. It would have brought more money then the 5 bucks I got for it. At least I should have cleaned it off, it was nasty...
 
Conclusions
 
This is a fairly easy upgrade that will give you a nice clean look for the battery and it really helps to clean up the engine bay. The old one was sold on eBay and I got a few bucks to offset the cost of the replacement.

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