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Postby Mantadoc » 03 Nov 2007, 00:42

Are battery trays for chevettes freely available in the uk?



Does anyone need battery trays?
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Postby UpNorth » 03 Nov 2007, 09:08

No they haven't been available for ages. However as a flat piece of sheet suffices it doesn't cause a problem.
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Postby coggers » 03 Nov 2007, 11:19

I needed one for my Firenza because I'd fitted a larger battery which was just too big for the tray. Got a mk4 Escort one from Hadrian , only cost about a tenner and welded that in instead.
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 04 Nov 2007, 20:47

PLEASE CAN I HAVE A BATTERY TRAY 8) :lol:
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Postby Mantadoc » 04 Nov 2007, 23:59

First:

Hi Coggers, I take it you used the Escort tray in the standard Kadett position behind the headlight? any pics as that is handy info for me.



Second:

I'll get a price, allthough it's Kadett GTE / Chevette ones I may be able to get. No idea if different or of quality.


Probably gonna get some A pillar covers and 2 door, door bottoms and skin repairs too. Oh and axle mounts to floor and spring hangers.
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Postby 14yearoldchevetter » 05 Nov 2007, 11:27

As far as I know, the Kadett trays are mounted on the inner wing, different to the Chevette :(
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Postby Mantadoc » 05 Nov 2007, 21:00

lol as far as I know that means you haven't seen a Factory standard CIH engined Kadett :D



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Postby coggers » 05 Nov 2007, 23:09

Mantadoc wrote:First:

Hi Coggers, I take it you used the Escort tray in the standard Kadett position behind the headlight? any pics as that is handy info for me.


It wasn't for the Kadett , it was for the Firenza ..but from memory the Escort tray would probably fit in the 'behind the headlight' position.. Trouble with the Firenza was it had a small capacity battery fitted and when I wanted to put a larger one on it was just too big to fit in the tray. Plus the original tray was a bit rotten so I killed two birds...
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Postby Mantadoc » 05 Nov 2007, 23:23

Yep spotted that after posting. My tray is rotten and I had folded one edge down previously to fit a larger battery.
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Postby Shellysowner » 06 Nov 2007, 00:45

coggers wrote:so I killed two birds...


You big bird murderer" He's committed birdicide! Someone call the RSPCA!!!!!
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Postby Mantadoc » 08 Nov 2007, 00:15

A convenient 1.9E engine bay from the gallery

http://www.chevettes.com/imagebrowse.ph ... evnum=1132
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Postby coggers » 11 Nov 2007, 03:25

Battery tray on German ebay..

Doesn't look the same as the 'behind the headlight' one on my Kadett , could it be a 'CIH' Kadett one ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Batteriehaltefach ... dZViewItem
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Postby Mantadoc » 11 Nov 2007, 04:19

Looks like 1.2 Kadett, no bolt hole tag or bar thingy
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Postby coggers » 11 Nov 2007, 11:39

I've had a better squint at it and it looks like a repair panel for the bit the battery tray sits on , on a CIH Kadett or Chevette..

The top picture is my OHV Kadett , I'm sure it's that panel ..
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So you'd still need an actual tray
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Postby Doive » 11 Nov 2007, 13:29

The Kadett I had was a 78 1.2 with the battery mounted behind the headlight. Did they change to location during production?
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Postby Mantadoc » 13 Nov 2007, 19:34

Does nobody know their Kadett lore? :D

OHV engine = small kinda like chevette lump but way better

CIH lump = big, heavy, more power and an alternator that sits nearly in the battery tray support.

They didn't move it, it just depended what you bought.

As coggers says the bulkhead bit is the same regardless, well more or less. The only difference is it has a "tag" that sticks out to the front with a captive nut on for the clamp and the bar across the back to hook the battery edge under.

Has nobody ever looked twice at a Kadett GTE at billing?
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Postby curryracer » 13 Nov 2007, 22:16

From coggers' top picture it doesn't look as if a battery will fit into that area with the throttle linkage in the way.

BTW if you are replacing a rusty panel in that area you may want to remove the plastic heater cover and side panel to check under its lower edge.

I've just repaired a pinhole UNDER the lower edge of the plastic panel in the picture. It leaked only when it rained really heavily and dripped down the brake pedal and ont my nice shiny (not) floor.

Its a pig of a job with 25+ year old sealant thats still tacky!
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Postby Mantadoc » 13 Nov 2007, 23:50

On CIH engined Kadetts a conventional cable is used so the linkage bracket isn't there.

Look at the 1.9 E, 7 posts up, there's the battery sitting pretty.

Is the Chevette tray like this?

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Postby Mantadoc » 26 Nov 2007, 20:42

Thinking of getting 5 of the above, can do for £13 plus postage.

Do they look like the Chevette tray though?
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Postby Doive » 27 Nov 2007, 09:59

Not really, the Chevette tray has a raised lip all around the perimeter. I'll try and find a picture...

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Postby Mantadoc » 27 Nov 2007, 21:11

The lip round the edge is a separate piece on the chevette, and probably recyclable as it will be much thicker.

However, the middle doesn't appear to dip, so even if removing the battery clamp bolt it looks different enough to be a pain.

I might get one for the Kadett for stock and a couple of A pillars.
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Postby Doive » 28 Nov 2007, 10:10

They may be different in profile, but if the sizes are similar then I'm sure it's possible to modify them to fit. I know I'd rather have a complete rust-free battery tray than the original holed and crumbly one.
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Postby Mantadoc » 19 Jan 2008, 02:31

Got three of these just in case...

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As you can see they are for Kadetts with a CIH engine, but peel of the tag and bracket for the battery tray and re-use the chevette bits they may be handy, or lose the extras and use on a Kadett C as a bulkhead repair (UK RHD Kadetts had battery elsewhere)

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