Finally managed to get a set of the sheetmetal steering box covers for my 3000.
The foot throttle even works without cutting the cover. I did have to bend a new control rod for that to sneak under the edge.
I can definitely see why many owners didn't bother putting the covers back on. You have to twist each piece just right to get them to fall in place.
Now if I can only figure out what the fourth hole in the dash under the ignition switch was for. Choke and light switch go on the right side.