Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

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Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by jcravens » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:59 am

Anyone happen to know the dimensions of the storage area behind the back seat of an 06 Baja Sport? I want to make a couple of storage "bags" to hang from the head rests down behind the seat. Tired of having to stack my stuff then carefully hold it in place while i quickly slam the seat back before everything falls. i think a triangular cross section hanging bag might be the ticket... if i can figure out how much room there is between the seat and the rear hatch. Cheers!

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by Guacamole » Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:25 am

I don't have the dimensions but Subaru still sells the cargo nets
https://www.amazon.com/Genuine-Subaru-B ... 00AAJOYM6/
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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by ZUBAJA » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:08 pm

I believe hr's talking about INSIDE the cabin and behind the rear seat. It would be a very narrow space. Dennis

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by jcravens » Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:12 pm

Yes, ZUBAJA is correct... inside the cabin. Best i can tell, it is 4-ish in. at the bottom, tapering off at the top... but not sure how tall it is before the seat contacts the bulkhead. i think i can create a nice tool kit in that space.

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by Guacamole » Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:34 pm

ZUBAJA wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 2:08 pm
I believe hr's talking about INSIDE the cabin and behind the rear seat. It would be a very narrow space. Dennis
Yes the cargo net I linked is for behind the rear seat, not the bed.
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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by jcravens » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:11 am

HOT DANG! That's perfect! (why is it that all my great ideas have already been done? no wonder I'm still working for the man.) Thanks Guac!!

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by HaHaBajAlcyone » Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:17 pm

Hmmm... looks like the upper attachments of that go to the latch loop... wouldn't that make closing and latching the seat back in the upper position impossible?
I use a similar setup that is readily available at Canadian Tire that I hang from the rear headrests as JCravens suggested. It stays up when the seat is folded down.
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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by Guacamole » Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:30 pm

HaHaBajAlcyone wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Hmmm... looks like the upper attachments of that go to the latch loop... wouldn't that make closing and latching the seat back in the upper position impossible?
The sear rear seat locking clamps are on the top sides, not on the back.
(lock between the two circles, note the plastic backing of the seat is removed)
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Those hooks on the back of the seat you are referring to are there just to provide a grabbing edge for stuff... like cargo nets.
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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by HaHaBajAlcyone » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:55 pm

Ah, thanks for the clarification Guac... :oops:

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by jcravens » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:26 pm

OK, so here's what I ended up with: I went with the cargo net suggested by Guacamole (thank you for that) and, while shopping for the net, found these boss tool rolls. It's a tight fit with the blanket and poncho in the net, but I've got a decent tool kit in the brown roll, a decent 1st aid kit plus some survival supplies in the orange roll, and room between them for jumper cables, a folding trenching tool (shovel), a traffic control wand, and a small sledge hammer.

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by jcravens » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:27 pm

oops... forgot the pix. ImageImage

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by Guacamole » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:19 pm

That alpenflage poncho...
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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by oldpro » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:42 am

Wow; I never realized how much room there is back there! With the net and a couple of the new-fangled shopping bags that can be looped over the headrests, I can hold almost as much "stuff' as I'd store in the trunk of a sedan if it were a Legacy. Thanks for the tip! :D

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by ZUBAJA » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:16 pm

Does the seat fold up with all that stuff in there? Dennis

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Re: Dimensions of storage area behind the back seat

Post by jcravens » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:58 pm

There is a fleece blanket under the poncho, so it's a tight fit, but the seat does fold back up. Also note that i added some tabs and screws to the bottom of the net so the blanket/ poncho won't slip down into the seam where the seat folds.

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