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Old 10-30-2007, 02:39 PM
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Default Shelby battery tray

Kris (or anyone who knows), what kind of job is it to install the behind the seat battery tray in a CSX that's already built? I currently have one battery in the trunk, but want to switch to the correct setup.
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Old 10-30-2007, 03:02 PM
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Default Its easy.

The big part is just paying for the batteries. I would recommend that you fab up your own battery tray. I actually installed a base panel to the tray which originally consisted of a retangular frame made of angle iron. There are several pictures out there which you can get ideas from. Let me know if you want me to send you a few.







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Old 10-30-2007, 03:08 PM
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What are the recommended batteries for the original tray? I'm having the original style tray fitted to my Kirkham and I'll need to source some batteries.

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Old 10-30-2007, 07:28 PM
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Sal the tray has two legs on the one long side. The side with out the legs sits on the back tray of the tub and the legs bolt down to the floor of the tub. I brought mine as far to the passenger side that I could allowing about an inch to remove the battery holddown when neccassary. Kris cuts off the leg closest to the tunnel but I left mine on. Cables run right next to the outside of the leg closest to the passenger door. The ground underneth the car mounts to plate on the frame right there. If you need a picture email me and I'll send one when I get home. marmoramustang@comcast.net
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:42 PM
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Gil 35 or Gil35 S (sealed) are the perfect size for the shelby tray. Any aircraft supply for the batteries like Sky Geek. Just paint with plasticote and get the rebat decals for a nice look.
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Old 10-30-2007, 07:53 PM
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What are the specs on the Gil 35 or Gil35 S batts? I used 2 12v acura batts that fit the tray and my s.o. has started hot or cold every time. Thanks Brett.
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Old 10-30-2007, 08:37 PM
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Aircraft Spruce site for battery info http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalo...s/gillbatt.php
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Thanks guys, and info, pics, or specs on the actual tray or mounting would be great!

As for the batteries, I plan to use the Gil G-35S battery. That's the sealed version, but it comes with a white case. The correct Rebat finish should be a white case with a black top and black caps. The G-35S comes with the white case, so you just have to paint the top black and add some Rebat decals.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:26 PM
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:28 PM
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:33 PM
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Sal,

Where did you find the Rebat labels? I salvaged mine off the old batteries. Looks great.
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Motorsports international had the decals but they don't answer the phone anymore? I may get a couple in a few weeks I hope!
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Thanks Sal, that's where I was trying as well, but had the same luck on the phone. If you do find them from some source, could you let us in on your success? I'd like to have a couple for future batteries.....the day will surely come.
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The Motorsports International decals are good repros, but not the right size and shape for those who want exact originality. I am planning to make decals (professional decals, not made on a printer), so stay tuned for the progress and I will be happy to make some extras to sell to fellow members.
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