I have just competed the removal of the rear bench seat in my '03' off road cc with x-bed. The rear bench seat is of little use unless you have small children. It was pretty straight forward: 10 bolts held the bench, lap belts and seat back. I installed 1/2" 1x6 along the back by drilling two holes and used self-tapping screws. Then a 2x2 on top of the seat mount. I attached this with a 4"x4" metal corner brace, which i bent around the underside of this 2"x2". I then drilled two holes for this bracket attached with two sheet metal screws. I then placed a 2' x 4' 5/8" plywood on top drilled thru to the 1"x6" in back and the 2"x2" in the front. I then used eye-bolts(four along the front edge and one each on both sides). Having already removed the jack, I placed it on top of the plywood under the rear mount marked the foot-print(to cut out later, as two layers of wood made it difficult to replace the jack there). I then removed the screws holding the front brackets and the screws along the back and took the assembly out. This allowed me to cover this with carpet, which was stapled underneath. I now have a large, flat cargo area (two feet by 4 feet). The eye-bolts are used along with three attachment points(which were located behind the seat back bulkhead) to secure any cargo. There is bonus space under cargo shelf, for fishing poles, etc.