Mustang Battery Tray (1967-1970) Installation Instructions

1. To begin replacement of the Mustang battery tray and battery hold down kit, pop the hood on your Mustang. You will notice the lack of hold-down with the current installation.
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2. To start, disconnect the negative battery cable.
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3. Then, disconnect the positive cable.
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4. Remove the Mustang battery.
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5. Remove the 2 bolts, using a 1/2” socket.
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6. Put penetrating oil on the threads of the bolts on the lower bracket.
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7. From outside the engine compartment, in the fender well, find the heads of the 2 bolts for the lower bracket and remove them with the 1/2” socket.
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8. Notice the surface rust that lived under the old battery tray.
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9. Clean up the rust and paint the raw metal with Mustang semi-gloss black engine compartment paint.
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10. Place the new Mustang battery tray in the correct position.
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11. A Mustang battery tray mounting kit will give you the four bolts to install the battery tray. There are 2 bolts on top and 2 below.
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12. This shows the lower bolt heads repainted.
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13. Assemble the J-bolts into the battery hold down.
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14. Install the battery into the new tray.
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15. Place the Mustang battery hold down over the battery and hook the j-bolts in the square holes. Tighten the 1/2" nuts.
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16. Reconnect the Mustang battery cables, positive first.
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17. The final step in the installation of your new Mustang battery tray is to reset the clock.
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