What you can do is cut the metal around the VIN tag, about two inches, clean it up real good, mark the location on your new tub, cut that metal and weld in the VIN tag metal, then grind the weld smooth on both sides. You won't have to worry about the rivets being screwed up.
Retired Army Guy
High Plains Drifter
Black Wellington Vinyl Bench Seats
258 I-6 1bbl
3.54:1 Open Gears
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