View Full Version : Battery hold-down
10-10-2010, 02:16 PM
I've been meaning to do this for the past 2 years, and while it is a pretty minor job, I finally did get it done. When I bought my Civic, it had no battery. It also had no hold-down for the battery, so when I got a battery, I just sat it in the tray and let gravity do the rest. I was changing the oil this weekend and thought to myself, "Ya ought to make that hold-down!" So I did. Maybe this will inspire somebody else to finish something that should have been done awhile ago! :)
10-10-2010, 06:20 PM
looks nice. reminds me that i need to make a set for my truck. id been planning to since i bought it back in march.
10-10-2010, 07:44 PM
Cool! I kept thinking about it every time I had to open the hood for something. Wouldn't want it to short against the hood in an accident and cause a danger for somebody else. Yeah, I TIG'd it. I have a bunch of drawings stacked on the welding bench right now and didn't want to move it.
10-11-2010, 12:04 AM
I tend to use a tarp strap in lieu of a hold down. The rubber strap usually lasts as long as the battery. When the rubber strap rots, the battery is shot....
10-16-2010, 11:17 PM
Yes, I have a list of things to finish this winter.:D
12-19-2010, 04:14 PM
The point to me is that you figured out what you needed, designed it, made it, installed it, and it's working. That's as good, or better, job than most home-made battery hold-downs that I have seen. Pat yourself on the back for that one.