I have a question that I cannot find addressed in the forum archives but it may have been asked. I have a Cheaper Than Dirt G3 stock and am in the process of converting it to a C93. Could you remove the guide rod, shorten it, then weld it to the plate and use the C93 spring? Seems to me that if the angle is the same it should work but I can't find where anyone has done it. I have been in the steel fabrication industry for 30 years and my company is very generous with their equipment. Also, if I wanted to fabricate a "buffer plate" does anyone know the type of steel one should use (A36, 572 or harder)? I'm wondering if the G3 buffer were removed would there be an advantage to welding up the plunger hole and the hole above it as opposed to fabricating a solid buffer plate. It seems that buffer plates are scarce. The C93 I'm working on has a buffered carrier. Many thanks.