#4942405
Ok so here's a long overdue update! I decided to rebuild my battery box some time ago as it was a little too tall for my trap, not leaving enough room for my trap handle. I also wanted to get some extra space in the back there by using a different method of build, namely, you guessed it, Aluminium!

I started out by measuring the old box, reducing the height by a few mm and transferring the dimensions to the metal sheet

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Marking the cutouts for the fold over parts

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Then it was onto my new box and pan brake to start folding

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So far so good. Some of my cutouts weren't needed as it happens. Oh well it's a learning curve!

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A bit more folding and this is what I ended up with

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Yes I know, it's bigger than the original one! I failed to allow for the folds adding extra height and it seems to have added width too but I'll have to do a bit of post-match analysis to see where I stuffed up. Lots more space back there though :)

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On the whole though I'm quite pleased with the first attempt. I suppose it was unrealistic to expect that I would get it right first time around. Onwards to version 2!
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LOL I'm excited to be back building again! Yeah the plan is to braze the bottom plate on in the same way as I made the handle. I'm waiting on some clamps to help hold it in position while heating/brazing.

I started version 2 today, using cardboard mockups to fine tune the dimensions

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The end result is much improved over my first attempt I'm pleased to say

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