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#1 h9hpj

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:08 PM

Would anyone be able to send me the dimensions of the battery cover please? A picture or diagram would be very useful too as I have access to a laser cutter and can make one out of basic materials. Thanks in advance! :proud:  



#2 roblightbody

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 06:53 PM

I'd quite like it if someone could make one out of something other than soggy cardboard! The innocenti minis had nice plastic covers I believe.

#3 Cooperman

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:05 PM

The one in my Cooper 'S' I made from 1.5 mm aluminuim sheet and 1" x 1" aluminium angle. It is rivetted together and is lined with a rubber sheet.



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 07:47 PM

I made a battery cover from MDF with corner reinforcements then painted to match the colour of the boot floor.

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Posted 03 July 2020 - 08:13 PM

Posh lot :-)



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Posted 03 July 2020 - 10:05 PM

I'd quite like it if someone could make one out of something other than soggy cardboard! The innocenti minis had nice plastic covers I believe.

Plastic cover available on Ebay

 

https://www.ebay.co....IcAAOSwh41aue5I

 

Pretty close to the same price as a cardboard one but never seen one so can't say how good quality they are- I might consider the MDF route -  I have (bent) cardboard at the moment in both my cars - one of those thing to do when there isn't something more pressing - hence I have thought about these plastic ones but nervous of the quality until I could see one but can it be much worse than the cardboard which deforms 15 seconds after putting the strap on.....!

 

DIY - I think it could be usefully made larger if you made it slightly different to standard (from MDF probably); it could cover the clamp bolts better and look neater and maybe fit slightly better especially if like me you use a larger battery (075) which the cover doesn't seem to fit quite as well - in which case the standard dimensions wont be any use at all so not very helpful from me  :ohno:



#7 steeley

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 07:03 AM

There was a guy on eBay selling a card one that was reinforced with fibreglass resin I did think about it but didn’t buy in the end

It did look good though

#8 roblightbody

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Posted 05 July 2020 - 01:32 PM

Plastic cover looks good!

 

I bought a new fibre/cardboard from Somerford at the IMM last year - think its Newton made though - and its already "starting to go".  I think  they're OK if you never mess with them, and they never get wet!







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