Now I did it the way MXZRXP did with the 2 pcs one shorter than the other..I dont understand the purpose of the short pc ?? Now the belting is mounted on the paddle facing you when it rotates out of the housing BUT the short pc is on top of the long pc so when the long pc comes into contact with the housing it is being pushed AWAY from the short pc so really the short pc is doing nothing..
Now if the short pc was UNDER the long pc it would then act as a stiffner...What am I missing here..And that JD blower paddle is like 1/4" thick !!!! Man it took forever drilling thru it