Ya I know it looks that way and I purposely cut it shorter. I should have mentioned that. When I get my side cover piece finished it will hide the right side opening. Plus the right side is where all my signal cables run going to the amps. When the side cover piece is on, my plan is to use speaker grill press in clips or strong magnets to attach the amplifier cover piece. Then I can quickly access fuses and wires rather quickly instead of having to remove both covers. For competitions, I need to be able to access fuses within 30 seconds as stated in the rules. at least for SLAP that is how it was.