I learn something new every day, "dispensation". I used to tell my students: "Everyone knows at least one thing you don't, so always listen to whoever is talking, even a homeless guy on the street. And remember, you know at least one thing most other people don't, it goes both ways".
As for Scurf, my welder suggested a metal plate, so I think it'll have a 6" wide x 19" long step that curves upward the last 3 or 4 inches at the front following the brace and then getting welded in.
"Trot Rot"..A 60's Woman's Columbia Thunderbolt, converted to a kickbike. No chain. No pedals. No gears...Human powered simplicity. My version of a Rat Rod Kick Scooter. BUILD THREAD: http://www.ratrodbikes.com/forum/index.php?threads/trot-rot.103176/