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Old 01-06-2016, 09:35 AM   #1
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Sabre 36qbok battery upgrade.

I picked up a pair of 12v Trojan J185H-AC from a guy on kijiji. ( craigslist Canada)
He had bout them for a solar project that never happened.
He had dropped the price four times, I ended up paying $350 cdn for the pair. ( 250 usd).

Now I just need to find a place to put them.
The stock battery location has a cut out for a second battery.
The battery box is plastic and hangs below the basement a bit.

I am going to remove the plastic, and make a dual box that hangs a little lower, to fit the height of the Trojans.

I will have the welding class at school, bend up a box out of either aluminum or stainless.
Flanges will be wide enough to catch the lip on the frame rails.

Anyone else with a sabre, could easily drop another plastic box, and put another stock battery behind the first one. The metal is perforated for another cut out.

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Old 01-06-2016, 10:29 AM   #2
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You can buy that lipped box from sabre parts if you wanted.
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You can buy that lipped box from sabre parts if you wanted.

A metal one?
The stock is plastic.
Also, I need to go deeper.


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Oh no it'd be plastic.
Didn't think of the additional height.
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Oh no it'd be plastic.
Didn't think of the additional height.

And weight.
125 each.


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Something like this.
Except longer, to fit both.
I would have to notch one corner, to fit around the landing gear. Click image for larger version

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I may put another two on the other side of the basement as well.


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I may put another two on the other side of the basement as well.

But that's where I store my power tools and bar clamps...
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But that's where I store my power tools and bar clamps...

Mines full too!
So then, the spare tire has to go!
There's a great spot there.
Tire can go under the belly, or bolt it to the bike rack.

I have big plans for my basement!


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Hey Turbs
Do you have a source for the Sabre parts, such as the lipped battery box? Thanks again!
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