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For those of you who would like a low cost way to get the appearance of a vintage car battery I came across a supplier of detailing kits that let you "disguise" a modern replacement battery to achieve a more correct look. The kits come with 3-D printed plastic caps, high quality labels and even an authentically reproduced copy of the original battery warranty card. There are kits available for GM, Ford, Mopar and other battery brands. The pictures below show the kit as applied to a standard NAPA battery in my 1967 Cadillac and on typical Delco battery as used on a 63-65 Riviera. It is very simple to remove the existing rectangular vent caps and install the fully functional individual caps. The replacement caps fit 3/4" diameter holes , the same size as most new batteries. If necessary, the vendor can supply adapter rings.

The supplier or these kits is WESKCAR.com located in Belgium. The full kits are about $23.00 plus $1.20 postage.

 

Link to Weskcar ebay store:

https://www.ebay.com/str/weskcar?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

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That's some impressive work—and fairly good coverage (even Edsel-specific). Making a modern battery look older for judging is fraught—I created my own labels several years ago. I think some judges just want to see the effort.

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