99 K2500 Suburban aka "Black Betty" Official Build Thread

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I've been slacking on progress, I did get the fan shroud painted and assembled. Wrinkle came out nice and clean. Also new stainless steel hardware.
 

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For the drivers side battery tray, I picked up a section of 2" L stock and made a support plate so the battery weight isn't sitting on the washer fluid bottle. The metal plate just needs some bolt holes and it'll be good. No need for vents or leak tray since these bad boys are sealed (Odyssey PC1500).
 

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Wrapping up on the charging and transfer circuits. Passenger battery is all but finished. Added some sheathing to the alt wire and a support so it's not getting whipped around. SS hardware where available.
 

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A few more photos. Got the harness for the load sensor about 80% complete. Tucking wires and adding hold downs will be all that's left. Drivers battery just needs bolts and she can go in for good. I'm trying to wrap this up so the new radiator and fans can go in.
 

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I'm a little confused on the cage looking thing you've got bolted down to the stock tray. Do the Optima batties not have the abilty to be used with the factory hold down? I see you didn't use a factory tray on the driver's side.... I think they are a little tough to find. I had nothing there, and added the storage box that was offered in years prior to my truck (99).
 

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I'm a little confused on the cage looking thing you've got bolted down to the stock tray. Do the Optima batties not have the abilty to be used with the factory hold down? I see you didn't use a factory tray on the driver's side.... I think they are a little tough to find. I had nothing there, and added the storage box that was offered in years prior to my truck (99).
Have a look. The battery mounts were added to be uniform and hold the big heavy Odyssey batteries in place. I have it all bolted in before I add the windshield reservoir. Wiring is about 98% just a wire to the starter and that should do it. All lights work all systems are functional. Next is changing out the bad reluctor ring and new radiator and fans. She'll be running soon!
 

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Additional photos of wiring, etc
 

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