Moving the helmet box for more rear seat room?


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oldmopars
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Moving the helmet box for more rear seat room?

Postby oldmopars » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:34 pm



As some of you may have noticed the rear seat room is not too good if you are tall and have to move the seat back. Has anyone relocated the helmet box/luggage to make more room for the rear passenger? If so, got any pictures?



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Re: Moving the helmet box for more rear seat room?

Postby Wilcoy02 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:48 pm

There is a seat relocation kit available. It gives you about 2 extra inches. Watch flea bay they come up their fairly often.

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Re: Moving the helmet box for more rear seat room?

Postby oldmopars » Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:29 pm

I was thinking more like 3-4 inches. I have seen those kits and they do not allow the box to be removed with the factory locks.

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Re: Moving the helmet box for more rear seat room?

Postby lacanars » Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:08 am

I have heard that he 83 rack is a couple inches longer than the other 1100's and that it will bolt right in. I ran accross this and am looking into doing the mod on mine, I too don't want to give up the advantage of trunk removal if you want to even though I never have removed mine.

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Re: Moving the helmet box for more rear seat room?

Postby oldmopars » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:54 pm

Well, I solved my problem. I pulled the mount, cut it, moved it back 3.25 inches and rewelded it. I will post a how-to with pictures if anyone wants to see it.




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