Model Y Hot Rod Truck, part VI

The project is coming along nicely with the practical elements taking as much importance as the aesthetic ones. The bed is finished and Mike is on to the next item on the list; the battery box.

battery box round bar

Mike started by welding a rounded metal bar to the chassis.

battery box sides

With the rounded metal bar now fitted to the chassis, Mike created the sides of the box with sheet metal and it was welded to the round bar and the frame.

battery box bottom

The bottom was added and…Voilà…a battery box is born.  Simple, easy and out of the way.

battery box

The area in front of the battery can be used for the fuse panel. The area will be serviceable via a access door in the truck’s floor board.

As always, if you have any questions or if you have any ideas as to what you’d like to see done to the 1935 Ford Model Y Hot Rod, then head over to CVI’s Facebook page and check out their blog for the latest updates.