Battery tray upgrade
How to upgrade the battery tray to hold the battery by the base on a Bullnose truck.
The original battery hold-down on these trucks is somewhat .... odd. Bizarre even. Here's Ford's illustration of it - lots of pieces, and the working parts are right at the top where the acid fumes are the worst:
And, here's a pic of Rusty's battery holder with the two J-bolts, the hold-down across the top, etc:
Now, here's how the later trucks did it with just a wedge at the bottom:
And, here's how the later tray fits in one of our trucks. Note how the bolt holes line up on the fender, and how the support arm hits a nice flat spot on the fender. But, it also hits the starter solenoid, so it'll have to be relocated or, as I'm planning, replaced by a smaller relay.
Anyway, that's the plan for Dad's truck. I'll update this with pictures when it happens.