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Old 05-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #270
Dieselwrencher
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Re: Finally starting my Longhorn 4x4 conversion

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Originally Posted by watahyahknow View Post
making some underfloor battery boxes behind the cab under the bad might look good too it gets a bit harder to get to them with jumpercables but other than that i dont see why i would want those bulky heavy bits in the front of the truck .
some of the newer vans here have the batteries under the drivers seat along with a lot of the electronics
That is a nice idea, but I work on semis and medium duty trucks with them hidden like that and I much rather have them under the hood where they are easily accessible. They stay cleaner and it's not as easy to forgetting about maintaining them that way. I could mount them under the bed and run jump posts for no start situations, but I doubt I'll do that.
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