Is the metal deck tag held on by rivets? If so then you have to drill them out, usually just drill the top of the rivet off and the plate will come off.
That, I dont know. I might have to buy a new shroud that will fit. But which one should I get?What are you using for a shroud and recoil? I believe the shroud you have MIGHT make contact with the tank stand. Don't quote me on that.