How about contacting www.SVTsalvage.com
and just buying the correct SVT parts to make it work as intended? That would be my advice; not a big fan of jerry-rigged fabrication on suspension parts.
1. Ninjas are mammals.
2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.
3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.
It takes a real man to wear a kilt.