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Rear tinware query ‘74 bug

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This is driving me nuts. ‘74 Beetle 1600 twin port and will have twin Weber 34 ICT’s and J tubes so I need to change the rear tinware over the exhaust for the type with no holes. It has the “wider” breast plate.

Problem is I can’t find anywhere the right shape rear tinware, they all seem to be moulded for the narrow breast plate?

This is the one I bought but it just doesn’t fit:
Light Helmet Fender Gas Bumper

Hood Luggage and bags Bag Motor vehicle Gas

The breast plate:
Automotive tire Motor vehicle Automotive design Tread Wheel

Automotive tire Bumper Automotive exterior Gas Automotive wheel system

And comparison with the one that came off which also wasn’t a sound fit:

Wood Gesture Thigh Font Brick

Gas Auto part Automotive tire Metal Wood

Question then, I am wasting my time trying to get the right rear tin? Any issue if I switch the breast plate for the narrower one which should fit the replacement rear tin I already have?

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Cheers folks. Yeah I was never happy with that old rear tray with the strange gap! I’ll give the narrower breast plate a go.
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Thanks Bada Ben. Looks like I’ll have to swap the breast plate for the narrower one.

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(y) great idea! Thanks for the tip Dave.
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