Thursday, December 23, 2010

Optima Tray install

I received the battery tray today and it was more beautiful in person.  Needless to say I installed it immediately! Here are the pictures I took as I was installing it.

Monday, December 20, 2010

I love the off season....

I love the off-season.  I really do.  Probably more than I do the show season.  This is the time of the year when I make all the little changes and improvements to Trinity that I've been thinking of throughout the year or, as in the duals and the shifter, that were on my "Wish List". 

One improvement that was more of a necessity than a "want" was the Optima battery.  With my short commute time and high drain electronics I've managed to kill another battery so it was time to upgrade to something better suited to my needs.  Problem with that is that the Optima battery best for the job is Yellow... and the car isn't.  So I bought a tray to cover it up and it was beautiful but it didn't work for my application so I had to return it.  I kept looking though.

Patience always pays off especially in customization. is wonderful to work with and together we designed a tray that is unique to my car and will cover that Yellow Top wonderfully.  It will also work well with the brushed aluminum caps I have under the hood with a nod to the flames on the plenum cover and the grille pony.  I received an email today that it is finished and I should have it in hand by Christmas Eve.  I'm very excited!  Benjamin Barch of Barch Designs ( created the tray and was kind enough to send me a couple pictures. 

I'll be sure to post more once I have it installed. 

Merry Christmas everyone!