I currently have a regular side post battery in my 69 Camaro with an R89 battery topper. The topper looks pretty nice, but anyone who takes more than a few seconds looking at it, knows it is a topper.
I would love to find an empty original R89 AC Delco battery. Something I can swap out once I get to the show, and when it's over, put the newer hi-performance optima battery back in, and keep the factory original empty case in my air conditioned house, where it can stay nice and pretty until the next show. I wouldn't have to worry about the battery dying, acid leaking, bulky weight, and any other excuse I could think of.
Is there anyone that either has original old batteries around that has gutted them and cleaned them up or a nice repro one? If so, I would like to check it out.