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Where to buy Battery Bolt down

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Boss, Sep 17, 2001.

  1. Boss

    Boss 1/2 ton status Author

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    Besides the dealer, where can I find the bolt and metal piece that bolts the battery down?(or if anyone has one, If I can buy it yah). I'm currently working on a Dual Battery setup. I have a driver side Battery tray (thanks CaliK5), but don't have the bolt down piece for it. Went to local parts store and no go. (nothing new). Anyhow, thanks.
    Boss

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    i myself don't like the factory hold downs, IMO they don't hold a battery worth a %$@# especialy when doing some hard core bounce'n down a trail, not metion they dig into the bottom of the batt. i use a peice of flat steel and just bend a 90 deg on one side abd bolt it to the rad. support and on the other end drill a hole and run a piece of all tread down to the bottom of the batt. tray where the stock hold down bolts to and just bolt her up. and all these can be got from your local home depot. or you can go to LMC.com or yearone.com or classicindustreis. hope this helps
     
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    Beater,

    Yeah, I was kinda thinking the same. I know the older hold downs are crap. My 75' K5 hold down was crappy. But my 89' is nice. It holds the bad down nice and firm. I was thinking about fabbing my own, b/c the bottom of Optima batteries doesn't look like it sticks out far enough for the hold down to grab it tight. Not sure if that's the case , b/c haven't tried it yet, but that's what I'm thinking. Thanks for the advice.

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    your right on the optima. i to run a optima and thats the main reason i got rid of the stock hold down, i just didn't hold the optima very well. there's nothing worse than having a hundred dollar batt bangin around the engine compartment.
     
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    I picked mine up at Checker Auto - it's a plastic coated steel job, made by Exide. It cost something like $6.00, and has survived all sorts of bouncing around, washboard, jumps, etc. without ever letting loose.

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    You can use the stock hold down with an optima. You just have to grind it a little to make it fit. My factory hold down held my battery in when I rolled it 6 times. It you can find a factory one I would use it, if not get a universal kit from a parts store like car quest.

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