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Old 12-28-2011, 12:57 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the great input. I've decided to cut out the old and replace with an "insert" I just don't have enough old material left to do anything else.I will try to post pics along the way. If I were to weld the insert in, is it necessary to remove the battery cables or is using the disconnects enough to protect the ddec? I've also thought about using J-B Weld to secure the insert. Any thoughts on those 2 items before I get started? This project will keep me at our storage building, where I like to be anyway, tinkering!
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Old 12-28-2011, 01:31 PM   #12
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My compartments are stainless steel. They will not rust and stand up to any acid spills far better than steel. I also have AGM's they are 5yrs old and just as clean as the day I put them in, no acid venting out. You could have a compartment bet to order at a sheet metal shop then pop rivet it in place.

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Old 12-28-2011, 01:39 PM   #13
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Hi Larry,
If this floor just lays in there JB would probably work. I'd still like to see a few rivets...especially on the side where the sidewall is rusted. If the floor secures your battery tray I would want a more robust arrangement ie more rivets or weld. Finish off with a bead of sealant around all edges top and bottom and a drain hole.
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Stainless would work great. I am aware of a couple Amish sheetmetal shops in your area that could probably make a stainless "tray" that would drop in there. This would preclude the "weld in" option though.

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