Apologies for the lack of updates, work has been really hectic and I just havnt has time to get out to the garage. I cut this out of some 2mm mild steel sheet and have welded it in place.
The plan is to use a blank polyurethane block on top of this and bolt straight up through into the base of the gearbox into the original mounting points.
Some of my welding is actually quite presentable now. I’m really pleased considering I’m completely self taught.