Delco Freedom Battery Clone

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  1. 77camarottop

    77camarottop Veteran Member

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    Made my current battery to look like a Freedom battery from back in the day. This is going over big time on the Trans Am forum's I am on so I thought i would show it here as well.

    Remove all the stickers from the new battery.
    cut off top strap
    Paint lower part white
    Paint top cap blue.
    Add raised caps, i double sticky taped mine
    add freedom battery decals


    the complete transformation package is being sold for about 100 bucks on the TA forums including, paint, caps and decals through United F Body.com.

    gets a lot of attention at shows and looks at home in the engine bay.

    here are some photos.

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    Looks great !!
     
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    Need more info. Like what kind of battery did you start with? Does one brand/type/style start out looking more like an original than another>

    Amps? Group battery size?
     
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    77camarottop Veteran Member

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    i would search united f body.com for threads on these, lots of technical info. on that site regarding the transformation. i just pulled the battery out of my el camino since it was wide enough for the caps to fit on. they sell the decal sets off that site too.
     
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    Here's my caps and with a Freedom set up, we recently were invited to the GM Herritage center, I asked when we were there, they said the freedom is correct for the 1978 models, here's my 78 Y88 Trans Am.
     
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    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Heres the correct Warranty for the Glove box paperwork, I sell these too when I get them, they go fast, heres a pis of my battery mock up too. heres a Freedom II I did for a guy and the Freedom in my 78.
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    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This is the Brand I used,
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    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I also sell the big decal for the side, heres the original,
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    Burd Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I also use a off white, the battery's are opaque, not white. I have the Freedom that came out of my T/A in 1983. I'm glad I saved it. looks good 77 Camaro, but your battery is on the wrong side
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    Got my delco battery done.

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