I have been putting more time in on the front deck. With this piece I think the directions are more guidelines than anything, especially since they are telling you to work with a part that doesn't even come with the fuse kit. The "hat section" as they call it comes with the finish kit so you just have to work around it for the time being. I am deburring and prepping the parts, putting some special bends into the sub panel, and building the "gap seal" which supports the weather strip under the leading edge of the canopy. All coming together well and looking good. I will fit this onto the fuse, then drill the top skin as I am drilling other critical components to make sure it all lines up appropriately.
What the heck, just putting in another picture of the brake assembly for good measure..
You can't see it very clearly, but the sub-panel center section and sides in both pictures below have a slight bend in them.