AC delete panel = battery re location?

Pappy

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So does anybody know/think the AC delete panel is substantial enough to hang a car battery off of? I want to get rid of the inner fenders and a lot of other stuff of the front end of the car and was wondering if I could mount the battery on a tray hung on the AC delete panel. Not permanently but until I can get it moved to the trunk.
 

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So does anybody know/think the AC delete panel is substantial enough to hang a car battery off of? I want to get rid of the inner fenders and a lot of other stuff of the front end of the car and was wondering if I could mount the battery on a tray hung on the AC delete panel. Not permanently but until I can get it moved to the trunk.
You'd save yourself a bunch of money and effort if you just waited to delete the fenderwells until you move the battery. Otherwise you're dealing with battery cables of custom lengths, twice, fabricating a battery holder, twice, and dealing with headaches in the interim like the risk of road debris damaging the battery and, if you drive in the rain, corrosion issues.
 
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I wouldn’t hang it on the delete panel unless the delete panel was built/designed for that. I’m using a piece of 16 gauge as a delete panel in one of our cars, and that’s not strong enough to handle a battery.

Would make more sense to me to put the battery in the trunk, but I don’t what you’re planning……….so take that recommendation with a grain of salt.
 
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