Bob's Component Resto, Part 26: The Battery

Looks great! All cars were painted with the battery tray in place except when the assembly line had problems. In that case the workers threw in a battery tray inside the car. Those battery trays were sometimes painted body color hanging in the car or installed with the primer paint on the assembly line.
Yeah, I could tell that the battery tray had been painted in place at the factory. When I removed the tray to refinish it, only the top side had body paint on it. The bottom side was still in its black primer with no body paint (see photos). BTW, I looked into replacing the tray but the repop ones are slightly different than the original. So I opted to stay with originality and I'm glad I did.