This is the top of the center console.
Instead of drilling it up from the bottom,
I've made this L angle to attach it to the
The L is riveted to the
top of the center console with two flush
Then I re-installed the center console in
the fuselage and aligned my center marks. I
used tape to hold it there while I drill
from the back.
From this view from the back of the panel,
you can see the two holes I drilled to
I installed the engine mount and used some
Home Depot nuts to secure it.
Then I drilled the two top holes through the
fuse steel cage, the firwall, and the engine
mount. I previously drilled the holes in the
steel cage so I match drilled through the
cage to the engine mount.
See the two holes without rivets? I can't
install the rivets because the green nylon
piece is in the way.
So don't install this
nylon piece until you rivet the plate on!
The two bolts are actually not in the
way-the rivets hit the nylon part. Once they
are pulled, then the clearance is fine.