I see no one has replied to this post so I'll give it a shot although I am not familiar with the "protection plates".
The bolts on the Eq should be as close to the frame as possible, do NOT place the LP line where it can be pinched, place all wire, lines, etc outside of the bolts/L brackets etc.
Hope this helps, Bill
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