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Mounting battery box and intercooler reservoir in bed

Hey guys, I'm in need of some advice from guys who have mounted their boxes in the bed. I've tried searching and haven't found what I'm looking for.

I'm in the process of installing my battery relocation kit from Josh, high quality kit by the way, and I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to secure the box. I know the NHRA rules say bolted to the frame with a 3/8 bolt or threaded rod. Looking for any pictures or suggestions on how you guys did this. I'm looking at putting it in the rear on the drivers side close to the tailgate.

Also relocating the intercooler reservoir to the passengers side rear corner with the Jabsco pump under it. I've got a Chieseled Performance 5 gallon tank that has 4 tabs welded on the sides for mounting. Looking for any pics or tips on how people have mounted theirs.

I'm working on my back under jack stands so it's kind of hard to get a good look and figure out my plan, man I wish I had a lift. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks, Cody
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here's mine. I bought 3/8" SS all-thread from McMaster (rather than cheap crap from Home Depot that would rust or dull over time), and I put nuts on both sides to bolt the box to the bed using the 2 all-thread studs. Then I set my battery in, and fabbed a hold-down bar, and used 2 more nuts to bolt the battery down using the same 2 all-thread studs.

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Josh,

So you just clamped it to the bed floor pretty much? I thought about doing something similar with big washers or a piece of flat stock. I'm just afraid of getting turned down at tech inspection. I got some stainless threaded rod from Fastenal for both boxes. Thanks for the pictures.
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I'm using the gambino under the bet mount for my relocation with Josh's kit to relocate. Don't have pics but there are plenty on here if u do a search


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Is the Joe Gambino battery tray still available? Josh, can you confirm? I would like to get one if they are still available for purchase.
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I still have my tow hitch, only truck I have right now so it has to stay. Do any of the under bed mounted trays work with the factory hitch? I was under the impression none did.
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Josh,

So you just clamped it to the bed floor pretty much? I thought about doing something similar with big washers or a piece of flat stock. I'm just afraid of getting turned down at tech inspection. I got some stainless threaded rod from Fastenal for both boxes. Thanks for the pictures.
it's bolted to the bed floor. It's reasonably thick steel, so I've never had a problem with tech before. I've actually never had them check the stud size bolting the box down either.

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Is the Joe Gambino battery tray still available? Josh, can you confirm? I would like to get one if they are still available for purchase.
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I still have my tow hitch, only truck I have right now so it has to stay. Do any of the under bed mounted trays work with the factory hitch? I was under the impression none did.
I think they take a little grinding or trimming to make them fit, and depends how your hitch attaches since different ones attach/wrap around the frame differently that may interfere or not. I'm pretty sure guys have done it before though.


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I had mine with the stock hitch. it fit with no issues but i have seen some people have had to do some grinding. however it is very Do-able.


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