Thanks Matt! I do have a welder lined up. Is there anyway you could post a couple of pics of the welded tabs? When you say weld them flush with the bottom of the tube on the backside, will the tabs be horizontal to the ground and will be visible from the front (not that that's a problem, I just to position them in the best spot). Thanks for checking into paint as well!We recommend (if you have access to a welder) to weld some tabs flush with bottom of the tube on the backside in the middle of the bend. That is what we have done in the past.
We will find out about the paint and get back.