Re: 3rd seat removed
Sorry it took so long to respond had to download and reduce some more pix.
I have included pix of with the 3rd seat in (you should recognize these), with the third seat removed, and with the box installed (unpainted).
To take the third seat out, first remove the reversible carrier to expose the jack. Pop out the ribbed casing over the hatchback latch... you will have to tug at it, it is secured by plastic clips which click into place. With those two plastic moldings out of the way, you will see 4 10mm bolts to remove the jack carrier. Next there are 3 nuts (18mm) and 1 bolt (18mm) holding the seats in place. The seats are pretty heavy and are better moved with 2 people. I have included a pix of the seats removed.
The box itself is rivetted together. We used the better part of a box of 250 rivets to assemble with thin angle aluminum and a piano hinge.
BTW, the box is 7" deep, so depending on the size of the duffle bags, may or may not fit. We use it to store tools on one side (inch winch, jumper cables, rope, chain, first aid kit, snatch em up strap...) and camping gear on the other (fold up chairs, table, paper towels, baggies, flashlight, lighter, leatherman, shovel, clippers...). When the top is closed it still allows us the broad space to put things on top of.
Last edited by ROCKET; 01-31-2006 at 06:42 AM.