Rusted out battery box need Ideas on how to replace or fix! - YotaTech Forums
YotaTech Forums  

Go Back   YotaTech Forums > Toyota SUV & Truck Tech > General Electrical & Lighting Related Topics
Search


General Electrical & Lighting Related Topics Ask here for electrical, wiring, and lighting info for your rig that could apply to all years

Rusted out battery box need Ideas on how to replace or fix!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-06-2011, 09:33 PM   #1
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Link182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 14
Rusted out battery box need Ideas on how to replace or fix!

hey all, So on my 89 pickup my battery box is pretty toast. the owner before me must have had a bad battery in the truck because the battery box it damn near completely rusted out. not even a stock battery will fit properly, so i have jimmy rigged it up. any ideas on what i might do to repair or replace it short of buying a whole new inner fender well? if you would like pictures let me know! thanks!

Link
Link182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2011, 10:28 PM   #2
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
dsal_86Yota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Canon City, Colorado
Posts: 590
Cut out bad metal and replace with new metal
__________________
1986 Yota Pickup 4x4-4" shackle lift rear, 2.5" BJ lift front running 33x12.5R15. Chrome Rollbar and side steps. Acell 7mm Plug wires, K&N Air Filter, modified exhaust.Rebuild Thread dsal_86Yota build/rebuild 1986 Yota 4x4 Pickup
1986 4 Runner*SOLD*
WHEEL IT, BREAK IT, FIX IT, REPEAT!!
dsal_86Yota is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2011, 08:06 AM   #3
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Nervo19's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Virginia
Posts: 904
If you don't have access to a welder you can use rivets or sheet metal screws to attach some new metal. Cut out the rusty area and treat the area with rust proofer. You can cut a piece of steel from a junkyard vehicle or buy a small sheet of steel from Home Depot. It's pretty cheap. I've also seen someone use an old cookie sheet cut to fit. The battery will hide it anyway.
Nervo19 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 02:59 PM   #4
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
Threadstarter [OP]
 
Link182's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Eugene, Oregon
Posts: 14
ok thanks man. I ended up going to a junk yard and finding a good inner fender well from an 87 toyota, with its original battery box intact. im gonna cut and weld that up to my truck. ill post some pictures when im finished to help others.
Link182 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2014, 08:40 PM   #5
Registered User
Personal Sales Rating: (0)
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Spokane, Wa
Posts: 11
Levi Helgerson Dbd x509x
did you ever take those pictures? im having the same issue in an 84 and want to see a little process work. what specs on the piece of metal would you suggest thats going to be durable for another 10 or so years?
DBD x509x is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2014, 03:43 AM   #6
Contributing Member
Personal Sales Rating: (3)
 
BigBluePile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Posts: 14,810
Send a message via MSN to BigBluePile
I'm sure that three years ago yes...
__________________
Logan
aka: BBP
RB4R-VP.
'86 4Runner SR5 TRD 5VZ-FE - Not stock!!!

booooOOOOOoosst...!

PACK IN, PACK OUT

'15 4Runner Trail Premium - Stock!!!
'06 4Runner Sport 270/65R17 BFG AT's - Gone but not forgotten
Quote:
Originally Posted by kiyobrown View Post
funny, new parts get mentioned first, wife who has been gone mentioned second. Priorities, priorities. I like where your head is at.
BigBluePile is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Void Dwellers 1995 4Runner 4WD SR5 voiddweller 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners (Build-Up Section) 16 09-15-2015 07:15 AM
Why is Battery Leaking? bigblue82 General Electrical & Lighting Related Topics 10 07-06-2015 09:27 AM
Water Leaking Behind Dashboard GorgeRunner 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 8 06-27-2015 08:01 AM
Electrical (earth?) problem 1994 22r Taz22R 86-95 Trucks & 4Runners 9 06-21-2015 05:44 PM


Tags
4x4, batterie, battery, box, compartment, completely, corroded, ideas, repair, replace, replacing, rusted, rusty, toyota, tray

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:35 PM.


2010 InternetBrands, Inc.