Originally Posted by johnscavone
Can someone post a picture of the catalytic convertor with a heat shield? This would really help us less technically inclined
In the second photo I posted above, you'll see the exhaust pipe to the left, with the gaping hole in the front pass-thru compartment above. The catalytic converter is a bit out of the photo, further away from the engine. You can see a segment of the galvanized sheet metal that was factory installed, strapped to the frame underneath the compartment, and protected most of the compartment from the exhaust pipe/converter. For some inexplicable reason the factory shield did not extend all the way to the front of my compartment, hence the melting. Otherwise the shield seems to have been effective.