Merc - I'll try to take a couple more pictures of the area this weekend for ya.
As for QP, I could have sworn I'd seen the abreviation before! I'm probably just making this up as I go like usual
One note to those of you who try this, I made one significant mistake - I cut the panels as high as I could and just did a 90 degree weld to the 3/16" plate. It would probably be a lot stronger to leave 1" and fold it back and then weld it.