Ok, so I removed the lights and helmet box, went back into the house for some iced tea and had those "second thoughts". Went right back out and removed the rear rack and side storage box too. I have more than enough space in the sidecar and it has a rack too. Plus it's easier to service the rear wheel now that the box and mounting is removed. Remember this was a barn find and I do have some rust on the shocks but I hope to address that soon.
Now I think that looks much better plus the added feature of being able to work on the bike a lot easier.