Battery Tray Conversion Bar 1964-1966
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Battery Tray Conversion Bar 1964-1966 is rated out of 5 by 3.
- More Secure Battery Mount
- Direct-Fit Replacement
- Heavy Gauge Steel
- Quality Construction
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Battery Tray Conversion Bar for 1964-1966 Ford Mustangs.
This conversion bar provides you with a more secure way to mount your battery. It can be easily attached to the battery tray and enables you to use the 67-70 bridge style clamp (BTC3K).
Rated 2 out of 5 by Turbo Rick from Needs drilling to fit 1966 stock Mustang tray It did supply the needed anchors for an over the battery hold down kit, but it was not a direct fit - I had to drill one hole in the bottom of the battery tray for the included bolt which was easy to do. Not what you want if you are determined to have a solution that will fit the existing hole and contour of the bottom tray for a 1966, or one that can be removed without leaving a mark.
Date published: 2018-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Atlas from It works. Some adjustments & a coat of paint. It didn't line up with the hole in the dent in the bottom of my '65 tray so I just drilled & tapped another. Done. Added a coat of black (whether that is original or not, don't care, don't need it to deteriorate). Matched up with the later model handle and J hooks. Don't need a battery jumping about under the hood.
Date published: 2017-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Axl66 from Great fitting Accurate product description and works well. Excellent fitting and quality product.
Date published: 2015-01-09
I just can not picture how this bar will work. I to have the Optima Battery and I already have the BTCB hold down or is it the BTC3K? Anyway help an old man and give me a picture or a better explanation will yeah.
This mounts under your existing 64-66 mustang battery tray using the provided bolt, the bar mounts with one square hole facing the radiator support and the other faces toward the rear of the car, than you place the rods from BTC3K in the square holes and the hold down on top of the battery, sorry we don't have any pics of it installed.
Date published: 2017-01-19
When the bolt is installed thru the tray into the bar, the bolt protrudes 3/8" above the bar causing the battery to sit unevenly. Not a graceful implementation. Shouldn't the bolt be shorter and if so, can CJ send me one.
You could trim the bolt down or use some washers under the head of the bolt to get the proper fit.
Date published: 2015-10-08
what else is needed to use this piece I have an optima battery do I also need the battery hold down kit that fits the 67-70. Just don't want to get the wrong things for the vehicle. Or what kit will I need to use with my optima battery in my 65 Mustang.
You will need BTC3K 67-70 battery hold down kit with BTCB, it will work with an optima battery.
Date published: 2017-01-27
How does this attach to the battery tray? Do you have and instructions or photo's showing it secured to the tray?
There is a hole just left of center on the battery tray, on the long side of the tray closest to the engine. Slide the bar under the battery tray and line up the holes. Slide the included bolt through the tray and it threads into the bar. Very simple. You'll either need to cut the bolt or drill through the panel under the tray. The bar straddles the battery tray diagonally. I installed one to accommodate an Optima battery and it works perfect.
Date published: 2015-03-06