156 backseat conversion.
This might sound like blasphemy to most of you, but I really want my surfboard to fit in my car. There is a wonderful slot in the boot to stick skis through, but my surfboard is 18 1/4 inches wide, making the ski slot about as helpful here in Africa as the heater.
Now.... I've bought a second hand backseat, and want to chop half of the back rest off, then have the seat/half-backrest recovered with something moisture-proof.
Only problem I can see is the bulkhead. Would I damage the structural integrity of my gorgeous alfa by removing half of the bulk head so I can stick my surfboard through from the boot?
Is there anything else in my way?
And before anybody recommends roof racks, I moved to South Africa. Which means that the surfboard would be vandalized /stolen within days if I left it on the roof. I want my board in the car from and to work so I can pop round to the beach for a quick surf before or after work.
Any opinions from someone who has dismantled the back? Or somebody who knows something about the structural integrity?
Many many thanks for your help!