Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Accessories on a side post battery

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BowtieBlazer, Jan 16, 2002.

  1. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    I just got my blazer this summer and the battery is still really healthy otherwise i would have ditched it for a side and top post mounted battery. SO all I have is side posts(crap) and i HAVE to have a straight battery connection for a few accessories how should I do it big ring style crimped on and hope to catch enough threads to keep it tight or what? I have to mount my MSD, CB (Galaxy 44), and amp straight to the battery

    Granny LOW and let her GO!!
    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
     
  2. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Ca
    Make a stout lead to an accessory fuse block on your fenderwell. I will be doing the block soon myself.

    Wrangler NW has a HUGE selection of cool goodies like that.

    Dave

    Rehab is for quitters.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics</a>
     
  3. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    haven't thought about that lately! Perfect excuse for an AUX fuse box!

    Granny LOW and let her GO!!
    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
     
  4. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Ca
    Yes. 1 more thing the side mount post have removable lugs and there are replaceable lugs which have there own mini-lug attachments like the one that goes into the battery but on a longer internally threaded post. These are available in most part stores.

    Wrangler NW makes multi-piece lugs - wanna picture?






    Dave

    Rehab is for quitters.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics</a>
     
  5. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    sure.....FisherXT@aol.com

    Granny LOW and let her GO!!
    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
     
  6. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2000
    Posts:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I would like pics too. dawson444@aol.com Thanks!

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     
  7. dawson444

    dawson444 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2000
    Posts:
    1,034
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Raleigh, NC
    I would like pics too. dawson444@aol.com Thanks!

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     
  8. Skigirl

    Skigirl 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2001
    Posts:
    2,563
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Los Angeles, California
    I wouldn't go with a fuse block, fuses may be too small. Stereo shops carry power distribution blocks, which can handle bigger wire as big as 2 gauge - for battery to distrib connection). Then add in line fuses for what you run off the block. Thay have available terminals usually for 8-12 accessories, but bigger ones are also available if needed.
     
  9. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Isaide fuse block but thats the type of fuse block i had in mind thanks for the concern

    Granny LOW and let her GO!!
    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
     
  10. txbartman

    txbartman 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2001
    Posts:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Plano, TX
    If you check out my dual battery project on my web page, you will see that I converted my side mount primary battery to a side post battery (got the screw-in posts at Walmart). Then I used the military-style connectors on the ends of my battery cables. These connectors are GREAT for adding additional wires. If my website doesn't have enough pics, let me know. I have better ones.

    I also have some good pics (but not on my website) of the bif fues panel I setup on my secondary battery that powers my auxillary lights and some other circuits. It accepts one wire in (up to 1/0 guage, I used 2 ga) and has 12 push-in fuse slots. I have six of the 12 circuits going from that fuse pannel to my big off-raod lights (910W of lights) and another powering my emergency dual battery switch.

    Let me know if you need more pics. I got the fuse block and most of my accessories from WranglerNW.

    Brian
    Check out <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com>My Jimmy</a> with all her projects!
     
  11. Kyle89K5

    Kyle89K5 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2000
    Posts:
    2,273
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    OKLAHOMA
    I used something similar to all thread and some nuts. The first nut holds the main battery cable on, then I use two more nuts to hold the rest of the wires in.

    I'll more than likely never go back to a top post again. This made it too easy to add stuff in.

    Kyle
    89K5
     
  12. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Ca
    Emailed pics after trying to post in Memeber's Rides - encountered errors. Anyone else having problems in that area?

    Dave

    Rehab is for quitters.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics</a>
     
  13. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Ca
    This block can handle 80 amps to each terminal or to a ganged set of 4. Must be the HUGE fuse type - is that ATO?

    The block can be clipped to more blocks of the same type.

    Looks HD to me.

    http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics
     
  14. BowtieBlazer

    BowtieBlazer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2001
    Posts:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    96C4and91K5:

    Thanks for the pics! Very Helpful! I appreciate it...

    Granny LOW and let her GO!!
    1985 GMC C-10 Shortbed
    1984 Chevy K-5 Blazer
     
  15. 2Dogs

    2Dogs 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Posts:
    3,470
    Likes Received:
    35
    Location:
    Ca
    NP. What type are you looking to get?

    Dave

    Rehab is for quitters.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics>http://coloradok5.com/gallery/Daves-Pics</a>
     

Share This Page