Oh my, I feel like a pale John Henry. Making space for the middle battery rack required a LOT of pounding of metal. Sean wanted to cut the metal, and then weld it, but I was worried about the heat on the steering column. So for the past two weeks, I’ve taken to going out to the car, pounding on the metal for 1/2 hour and then retreating to the house. I *think* I’ve won today, though. I do have some concern about the height of the box, but that’s for later worries.
Where the middle battery rack will go
Middle battery rack set in place
Electro Auto was extremely prompt in sending the missing rear battery rack support posts. I was VERY happy with that level of service. However, not all is fine with the rear rack. It doesn’t fit (of course). I need to pound some metal in the engine compartment as well, but I’m worried about structural strength. I’ll know more after talking to Sean.
Rear battery rack support post
The black pen marking on the yellow metal above the post is where the rear rack is being held up.