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The Battery retainer bar in my MkII has rusted through. Can you still get these from toyota? I tried to install one of the aftermarket "2 rods and a crossbar" retainers, but the front rod will interfere with the headlight operation, so I don't want to use it. What have you guys used to solve this problem?
 

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Got mine from Jeff Watson at Jay marks toyota. Group discount
HTH
 

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Theyre cheap, $12 regular price from the dealership. The part number is in the database on the yahoogroups page.
 

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I dont know what the MK2 was supposed to come with because I never really had a good battery tray. I bought the car with a small white plastic tray in which the battery slid around. I purchased the "2 rods and a crossbar" and I had to cut the front rod because my hood wouldn't close. Now it works fine!
 

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Yeah, my battery clamp was rusted through as well...I thought it would be near impossible finding a replacement so I bought the same thing you got Square...only to find out it doesn't fit...so instead, I sanded all the rust off my original one and resprayed it gloss black. It looks quite good. :)
 

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Thanks guys!

I will see if the dealer can get me one.
 

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I tied my down with a small rope :confused:, Im too poor to buy one from Toyota :roll:
 

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ive got the crappy little plastic tray, and im considering getting a real battery tray and a better hold down, or relocating to the trunk.

another thought tho, if i relocate, my stereo wiring will cost me less :D
and i can always use welding cable for the battery wiring, 0 gauge should do it, and i get it free, or very cheap. :)
 

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When i bought my car it already had a rubber bungie cord holding the battery in place :cry: I never knew there was a special bar to hold it in. Maybe ill get one someday....
 

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I bought one from the dealer a long time ago but now it too is rusting. I'm thinking of getting a rusty one, sanding it and getting it powder coated to match the other items under the hood.
 

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Powder coating would be the hot setup - it will last a long time if you do that. Plus, it will look great too.
 

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SupraRacer007 said:
Powder coating would be the hot setup - it will last a long time if you do that. Plus, it will look great too.
Maybe if we ask real nice and get enough involved, Rabid Chimp will give us a group buy discount on Powder Coating. His source does one heck of a nice clean job. I use RC for all my powder coating even though I work a block from a place that does an excellent job. Quality isn't the issue, they just aren't Aaron.... :roll:

What do you say Chimpy? Want to do a group buy on Powder Coating battery tie down bars? :?:

Leslie
 

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Aaron told me to remove my exhaust manifold heat shield to get it ceramic-coated like my intake pipe is, but I haven't taken the time to remove the damn thing and ship it to him.

There are a LOT of underhood parts and pieces that would look GREAT ceramic coated or powder coated.
 

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SupraRacer007 said:
Aaron told me to remove my exhaust manifold heat shield to get it ceramic-coated like my intake pipe is, but I haven't taken the time to remove the damn thing and ship it to him.
Mine already is nanny nanny boo boo :lol:
My exhaust manifold heat shield and several other pieces have been cerami-coated for a year and a half now and still looks like they were just done. Cleans up really nice.

Go for it Stephen.

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What do you say Chimpy? Want to do a group buy on Powder Coating battery tie down bars? :?:

Leslie
Yeah! What's the answer guy? Operators are standing by... :D
 

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has anyone done a trunk re-location? what is involved in that?
 

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Hehehe.. just kidding. Hi guys. I'll definitely get your parts powder coated, but it won't be in a group buy situation. The coating for the battery hold down will be $10-$15 ea, plus shipping. I'll talk to my coater to make sure. If you want anything coated, just pm me, or e-mail [email protected] I'll work on a quote for you, and respond promptly. Take care.
-Aaron
p.s. TOYMAN321 A battery relocation kit consists of enough battery cable (usually heavy duty), proper connections, battery switch, and a means of holding the battery in place.
 

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Another thing to remember with relocating the Bat to the trunk is that the bat will need a vent to vent off the gases you may want to look into a sealed type bat...

HTH

will
 
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