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Old 02-28-2011, 10:09 AM   #1
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Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

I am swapping out an Aluminess Galley Box for the Deluxe. Has anyone attempted to install one of these themselves? Straightforward?

Anyone interested in a Galley box in the near future?

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Old 02-28-2011, 10:36 AM   #2
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Re: Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

mine required new holes to be drilled...not hard at all.
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:02 AM   #3
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Re: Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

Thanks! With the vendor promo, it's quite a bit cheaper to just have them ship it to Colorado vs a side trip down to San Diego to have it installed.
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Re: Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

If you have an older two arm swingarm (Galley/Generator box), can you upgrade to a newer three arm box (Deluxe box)?

Or, do you just swap the box itself, and leave the arm structure alone? My concern is that a bigger box means more stuff which means more weight, and that starts to concern me with the two arm support structure.


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Old 02-28-2011, 03:36 PM   #5
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Re: Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

That's a valid issue Herb and Aluminess suggested not to overload it. I had 4 hinges put on, but if you figure your only going to carry the weight of 4 jerry cans full of fuel or water, it should be OK. I would suggest purchasing the kit they sell to upgrade the hinge bolts plus the bumper blocks they install if they sell those. Or do it yourself like Mike did.

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Old 02-28-2011, 03:47 PM   #6
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Re: Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

Aluminess boxes not eligible for the vendor promo. Apparently too little of a margin.

Bummer.
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Re: Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

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Aluminess boxes not eligible for the vendor promo. Apparently too little of a margin.

Bummer.
Yeah, I just reread that:
"This offer applies on the purchase of bumpers, roof racks, tire racks, ladders and nerf bars, and is not good with other offers."

Boxes not mentioned. Too bad, I didn't realize they were excluded.
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Old 03-03-2011, 01:33 PM   #8
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Re: Aluminess Deluxe Box Install? Easy?

Still cheaper to have the ship the box to Colorado rather than drive down to San Diego and pay the CA sales tax. I think I'll beef up the latches and add the stops while I'm at it.
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