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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Syracuse, NY
My Ride: 86 Laser
Engine: 2.2L T2
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Re: Rear Battery Box Conversion
When I finally decided to relocate the battery, to the rear of my Laser, I couldn't find much info on how to do the entire conversion, so I decided to post this here. I'll eventually post the parts and price list. I'm sure there are better ways to do the conversion, but at least this will show one method.
My car is an '86 Laser, but a lot of the hatchbacks should be pretty close. I wanted to mount it passenger rear, to move weight to the opposite side, but the wheel well doesn't leave enough room. There is just enough room on the driver's side, so that's where I put it. I used the Morosso box, but did not buy the complete kit, because I went with a longer ground cable. If I did it again, I would just get the kit, with the short black cable.
The last pic shows the amount of space you gain, which works great as a cool air box.