Odd question for you all. I'm installing my gear into a Middle Atlantic equipment rack complete with their custom faceplates. I realized immediately that I had to remove the decorative faux wood sides from the CLD-99 laserdisc player before installation. That leaves a pair of thin brass strips on either side, held on by screws with brass collars. Looking at the cutout on the face plate it is clearly designed for installation without those strips, but I want to make sure that the screws on the side are not holding up anything important internally. Input much appreciated.