2CV battery tray reinforcement

Hopefully the final stage in the saga of the battery tray is the addition of a reinforcement plate.

2CV battery tray reinforcement plate

This has a box section that sits on the rib that runs across the bulkhead which transfers the load of the battery vertically down.

2CV battery tray reinforcement plate in-situ

Without this the centre of gravity sits out ahead of the bulkhead and creates a rotational force which creates stress leading to cracks.

With the reinforcement plate painted to match the bulkhead it does a good job of covering up the riveted patch plates and will hopefully mean this area of the car doesn’t need more attention.

2CV battery tray reinforcement plate in-situ