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1936 BATTERY TRAY

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amigo    13

I like the box and it took me 1 try on ebay and then buying another parts car to get a box it wouldent take 2 seconds to add the sides and take a grinder flatten out the all thread starting from the top of the box down where the orginal has a flattened rod

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jpage    112

The idea isn't to try to rebuild the repro box into something that it is not. Add what you will,but it will still not be correct. Let's look at it for what it is and try to find out if it was a replacement,like an aftermarket dealer item or just a "PEPBOY'S" SPECIAL! It was copied from a production part!

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1930    3
The idea isn't to try to rebuild the repro box into something that it is not. Add what you will,but it will still not be correct. Let's look at it for what it is and try to find out if it was a replacement,like an aftermarket dealer item or just a "PEPBOY'S" SPECIAL! It was copied from a production part!

Might help if you posted a picture of the box you thought at the time was original, maybe we can put a date to it if we can see its true design.

If its really old than might not be any way of finding out who made it although I do have quite a few aftermarket acces catalogs from this time period but problem with them is that the majority of the pict. are pretty small and not well detailed.

Just for clarification I hope you dont think I was puttin down the guy that made it, I thought I was pretty clear that he has no blame on this

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amigo    13

I say this .....Finish the car and if the box is bothering him after the car is all done 10 years later and he has some extra time he can be looking for an original box on eBay one will come up. If you get stuck on the battery box most likely you will never finish the car and it will be on eBay as "only needs this only needs that " like so many others. good chance all the bs ya go through finishing a car the box wont mean chit when you get that far and if it dose easy fix

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1930    3
I say this .....Finish the car and if the box is bothering him after the car is all done 10 years later and he has some extra time he can be looking for an original box on eBay one will come up. If you get stuck on the battery box most likely you will never finish the car and it will be on eBay as "only needs this only needs that " like so many others. good chance all the bs ya go through finishing a car the box wont mean chit when you get that far and if it dose easy fix

I dont think Smitty plans to lose a wink of sleep over this box but it does make for interesting banter amongst ourselves and we all learn a little something so its all good as they say

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1930    3
Smitty if ya haven't noticed most ppl here including myself use to work on the Dodge assembly line back in 1936

I still have my employee badge

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jpage    112

Amigo,I didn't think you or anyone else on this thread was that old..you must be about 96 or older to work in an assembly plant in 1936!!! I don't really understand your posts.. the thread was to offer a replacement part ,one that was mistaken to be an original part (my mistake) to any one who might need it and to let folks know that there is a company that may be willing to reproduce individual parts. The option of whether or not to use a part that may not be an assembly line part is purely up to the individual. I will be sending pics of the box soon!

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amigo    13

jpage it is fascinating to me how these cars were made and how little the basic things have changed over 75 years I did have a 53 ford in high school and I can say with no doubt that this 1936 car of dodges was a lot better designed and a better car than that 1953 ford. It still amazes me how the body parts were stamped and who made the stamp ?

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amigo    13

The hard part of the box has to be the cover wouldent you say , I was lucky to have one in the trunk of the parts car in great shape

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1930    3

Little known fact concerning original battery boxes is that the box for the 29/30 DA ( not saying the entire prod. run although it would not surprise me ) was made up of steel much like the original 36 box in this post but used wood as well within it to offer a cushion for the battery in the chance of its bouncing.

Sorta gives you and idea I guess of the roads people were still putting up with this late

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1936 D2    12

Style looks older to me, but not as old as the car's original late '30's styling. I would take this to be a '50's or '60's replacement aftermarket part, like a J.C. Whitney or such. Let's see if I am right as time goes by.

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1936 D2    12

OK. So here is a NORS (New Old Replacement Stock) battery box offered by the eBay seller of MOPAR products - fmmpar out of GA. (This is one of the sellers I am always boggled by because of the excessively high prices put on items. Check it out.)

1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939-40 mOpAR PDSC BATTERYTRAY | eBay

This could be an indicator of the notion that the box "jpage" speced for remanufacture was a replacement part from sometime in the past.

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Pete in PA    6
On 6/7/2012 at 5:38 PM, 1936 D2 said:

This is the actual tray for the '36 Dodge and Plymouth.

You have a nice looking reproduction there!

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This is exactly what the battery box in my D2 looks like.    Mine definitely has some rot from battery acid and someone cut a piece of 3/4" pine board to line the bottom but it's definitely the same box.  Looks like it may have been a bolt-in part in whaich case I'll be looking for a good one if anyone has a lead.  I guess I could make a drawing of mine and see if someone could fabricate it.  I'll have to dust off my old GE-surplus sale drafting table.

 


I know I'm reviving a  5 YO thread.  Did anyone end up having this box reproduced?

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keiser31    976

I thought there was someone here that reproduced those, but I am not sure. A good sheet metal shop should be able to make one.

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