Here’s a curiosity. This cover with eight bolts is located over the steering column, and four of the bolts also hold the column support bracket underneath. I thought there would be an opening under it, but no, nothing at all. What do you suppose is the purpose of it, what were they thinking at the time?
I looked in the parts catalogue but could not identify anything that might be it.
If it was for strength in the scuttle area, it is deficient, for that area is dimpled upwards, I suppose from someone pushing up on the steering wheel getting in and out.
Body color on top but only primer underneath incidentally.