Battery Tray Mounting

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  1. jonn6464

    jonn6464 1970 Duster FABO Gold Member

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    I never got a picture of the battery tray before I tore down my 1970 Duster.

    What is the big square hole for on the inner fender? Small round hole is for the battery tray mounting bolt, but not sure about the square cut out.

    Thank you

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    SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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    I believe it allows the U shaped speed nut to slide on That allows the 5/16 bolt to tighten the tray down. It also requires a brace below the tray. Do you have that?
     
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    Lines up with funnel shaped hole in battery tray that acts like a drain.
     
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      jonn6464 1970 Duster FABO Gold Member

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      Ah, yes...
      SGBARRACUDA, I see what you mean. The J nut needs some flat real estate to clip on to. Is the brace you mentioned the one in the pic, towards where the engine will be?

      moparmat2000, I see that the hole closer to the rad in the battery tray has a bit of a taper to it, allowing moisture to escape.

      Thanks gents. I do love this site!
       
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      SGBARRACUDA ROY FABO Gold Member

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      Ah yes. I'm old and blind. Your good to go.
       
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        Got it, thanks again.
         
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