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Old 04-01-2018, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default Ideas for space under passenger seat

Most folks use this space for either a heater or aux battery, but I'm fitting a Wallas DT (stove/heater combo) and my aux battery is under the hood so the space under the passenger seat isn't being used for these common purposes.

Looking for other ideas about how to utilize this space.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:59 AM   #2
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There is an aftermarket lockable door for use as storage for valuables. Don’t know how secure it is but most thieves are smash and grab and even with a standard door would they think to look in there unless they see you put stuff in.
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Old 04-01-2018, 01:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ideas for space under passenger seat

In Frito, It's fairly easy to see what's under there from the cargo section.
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In Frito, It's fairly easy to see what's under there from the cargo section.
You must be missing the OEM cover.
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We put the metal locking door on to hide passports and then realized that you can just slide the seat back and swivel it a little (we have swivels) and you can get your hand in from the top, no problem.
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Old 04-02-2018, 03:49 PM   #6
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I have a 10" subwoofer in a small enclosure in there along with auxiliary fuse box powering all non-critical devices (LED lights, air compressor, 12v outlets, water pump, etc...).

The lockable door is kind of useless when you can just slide the seat forward and reach in from the top but thieves are generally not that adaptive. The lock is probably a decent deterrent, if nothing else. I put velcro around the edges of the foam cover since the subwoofer made it vibrate and make noise. This makes it very, very difficult to remove without taking the seat off. You could always make a similar plastic cover and bolt it down for added security using rivnuts.

Before I decided to put the subwoofer in there, my plan was to fab a small cubby box that was accessible from the side-door to hold random things. I think that would be a great use of the space.

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Old 04-02-2018, 04:04 PM   #7
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We put the metal locking door on to hide passports and then realized that you can just slide the seat back and swivel it a little (we have swivels) and you can get your hand in from the top, no problem.
At one time the Spinter Store sold a locking cover for the top of the compartment also. I'm not sure if they still stock that item.

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i went with a 12'' JL audio sub in a custom box under the seat.

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Oil, tools, flashlights, funnels, spare oil and fuel filters, glass cleaner, paper towels for cleaning mirrors and windshields etc. You can get a lot of stuff in there if you stow it carefully.

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i went with a 12'' JL audio sub in a custom box under the seat.

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Just curious if you've gotten any complaints from passengers about the bass. I haven't yet... but I haven't had many passengers over long distances yet.
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