I got one of these for nothing so here is the best use for it. Watch the Video to see how I made sure the gas struts wouldn't hit the posts on the battery. Otherwise, a pretty easy and self explanatory install. I will be adding a vent tomorrow when I get to the hardware strore.
I think I will probably add a 12VDC outlet up there somewhere and maybe some lights on the side of the toolbox directed towards the diamond plate shield on the trailer for some light up around the tongue of the trailer at night. Who knows what else....Any ideas?
Here is a link to another site where it's all together on the thread
Here are some pics of the install in order.
Drilled hole and installed grommet for wiring to pass through. Wound up using a dishwasher drain hose to pass though the hole and the wiring to go through it.
Had to notch the bottom half of the battery box to get around the strut brackets. Otherwise, this is coming together as planned.
I used 5/16X6" bolts and the pieces that comes with a u-bolt to anchor it up on the tongue.
Installed battery. Used some 3/4" cedar to wedge it in place, and it's tight.
Used my iPhone and turned the video recorder on and set the phone down in the toolbox with a hockey puck LED light turned on to see what kind of clearance I had when the strut came down towards the battery when closed. I also opted to put the battery on the street side since that is where the negative(-) terminal is...Shouldn't pose any problems.
Plenty of room for the spring bars and other misc. junk
2006 GMC 2500HD 6.0 ECSB 4X4