and took it over to my rusty trusty anvil and flattened it out, and laid out the shape of the braket I will need to support the Frequency counter. then I cut out the shape with some snips and had to re-flatten it, I love my anvil. I bent the tabs down for the sides and center brace and dry fit it. a couple drill holes and a snip of some slots and its all screwed into place. I hope repairing the rest of it is this simple.