Ark, I cut my tunnel cap into 3 pieces - front, center with the shifter, and rear (I don't need a parking brake) - that I will be adding screw mounts to the tunnel and 4 or more of these into the center section with the shifter. You're correct that the small rivets are not robust enough for some of us - gotta make it better!I feel you (maybe not though). It's been 95 or so every day this week, with humidity, here in PA. Probably sounds like a crisp autumn day to you, but I have sweat out gallons this week. It's tough to focus.
But I need to take my seats back out. I have a need to strengthen the tunnel cap. I just dont like the idea of a small handful of rivets securing the cover with a stick shift AND a parking brake mounted in it. Seems like asking for trouble.