If you use the large diameter rivets, you can just drill through those two holes and it will hold. If you don't trust it, then there is nothing saying you can; drill in another place to put rivets through.
I don't know why they would make the hole so big on that thing. there is no need for that big of a rivet. I was wondering why the skid plate doen't cover the whole bulkhead. I guess it is just to protect the stering system.??
When i put the skid plate on my old FIII the hardware kit i got with it was bolts not rivets, and i only had to drill holes in the top of the belly pan for mounting i used two holes in the bulkhead for the bottom mounting
Doo has 2 different skid plates for the ZX chass. One is short and goes back just past the radius rods to the front of the bulkhead. In 2002 Doo offered a full length that covers the bulkhead.
Now there are 2 ways to mount and Doo has 2 different mounting kits. 1st is the standard that uses rivets, but they also have one using bolts for quick removal. The quick kit requires riveting some Duzz type fasteners behind the belly pan. But one installed, you can take the skid plate on and off.
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