I need some help to think through as issue.
I'm converting a 2002 S10 Shortbed, and I intend to put fourteen 12v batteries IN the bed, not under it. The fourteenth will be for low-voltage accessories.
The only things left under the hood will be my ADC 9-inch motor, a control board, and some other small components. In the event of a front-end collision, these items would not absorb the impact as well as the engine they replaced.
So, bottom line: How concerned should I be? Enough to move some of the batts into the front? Am I creating a safety hazard by not putting at least some of the batteries in front of the motor?
I'd rather not do that because I want the room to work out my air conditioning solution.
That's the situation. If you have any thoughts on this, fire away...
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