Description: Removing the battery tray and tray stand where the old 12 volt battery used to sit. There will still be one regular car battery (in addition to the 20 golf cart batteries to be installed), but it will be in a different place.
Tools Needed: Hammer and Screwdriver or chisel.
Estimated time: 5 to 10 minutes.
Caveats: See note below.
Note: I actually did this after putting on the controller and potbox, but it would be better to do it before, so you don't have to worry about getting your controller all dusty, so I let's pretend I did it here. This is at the point where you jack up the car and get it ready for installing parts. This makes it easier to get at the tray from inside the engine compartment.
Not much to this step. The tray is riveted in and you can just pount your screwdriver in to pull it from the engine compartment. I pulled off the tray first, then the stand. Quite easy. Here's some pics:
This is the battery tray. Like with most old Porsche 914's, this is the rustiest thing in the car.
I removed the tray first. Good riddance to that rust trap!
This gives good access to the tray stand for removal.
Here it is without the tray or tray stand. This needs to be done to make room for the battery containers.