I got my chrome work back today, and it looks great! Reassembling the cowl, I ran into a question...
Item #5 in the screen shot below: what is it? what does it do?
When I got this head, it was installed under the latch screws, as shown here....but I don't think that's right, as it's not serving any function as far as I can tell.
Someone told me that the strap's purpose is to prevent the door from slamming down into the engine's steering bracket, however a.) that's not how this was installed on my engine and b.) if that really is the purpose, where & how does it attach to the door & cowling?
Almost forgot.......here's the re-chromed parts: