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Old 11-25-2012, 03:34 PM   #1
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To accommodate my oil & trans coolers, I had to remove the washer fluid bottle.

I'm about to move the battery to the trunk.

I'd like to take an empty car battery that's used for retail store display and convert it to a washer fluid bottle.

Where can I find an empty battery?
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I'm not sure that those plastic displays will hold water. I don't know where to get a hold of one but expect that they would be cheap and may even have holes in the bottom.

Maybe you could retrofit an actual battery, since its designed to hold fluid? This would probably be messy (and hazardous) but neutralizing all the acid inside might be a fun chemistry experiment?

Why not an aftermarket bottle specifically for the purpose?
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I'd contact some wholesale battery suppliers and auto parts suppliers. I think you should be able to come up with an older one that's not being used. I'd install a pump and bottle inside the fake battery instead of attempting to convert a real one or seal the display battery. Sounds like a fun project - good luck with the hunt!
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This would probably be messy (and hazardous) but neutralizing all the acid inside might be a fun chemistry experiment?
Extremely dangerous without the proper technique/equipment. Would not recommend.

This isn't like your 3rd grade volcano project with baking soda and vinegar....
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This isn't like your 3rd grade volcano project with baking soda and vinegar....
Definitely not. It would be much better than a volcano and it could permanently blind everyone in attendance. This would be only for folks with advanced chemistry skills and equipment.
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+1 for a cool idea, haven't heard/seen it done yet..
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I think it would be cool in LSx conversion in an old car to get one of those empty batteries and put the computer in it. And wire loom all the wires tight so it looks real. Just a thought.
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