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VanagonRocco Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:28 pm

I'm looking at auxiliary battery solutions, and one idea I had is to put a battery and an inverter inside the driver's side battery compartment, and also cut two holes, so I can have an AC plug outlet poke out in a convenient location (see photo).

Here's my question:

Is it possible to cut a hole in the part labeled (1) in the photo, and slip in an inverter into that space, so the AC plug outlet sticks out of hole (2)? What's behind there? Is it empty or full of things that really shouldn't be messed with? THANKS!


It's a 1985 1.9 GL if that helps..

MarkWard Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:44 pm

Where you want to insert the inverter appears to be the inner fender well. There is also an expansion tank in that fender area. Best to get a flashlight and have a look. Sorry if I misunderstood.

kguarnotta Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:12 pm

I can't quite tell where you are indicating to cut, but there are a couple threads on installing batteries there.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9490087#9490087

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=740626

Crooked Designer Wed Oct 28, 2020 4:40 am

You can cut through the back of that battery box (into the cabin) but not the side as one of the fuel tank expansion tank is on the other side of that wall.



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