Has anyone made it so they can remove/replace the rear tire carrier? Love the look without it, but also love the originality of it being there.

My thinking - Cut the carrier off about 1" away from the frame. Make a double ended guide pin with a flange in the middle (flange would be the same dia. as the frame tube) to go inside the tube on the carrier. Weld it to the tire carrier, around the flange, and get it stripped and powdercoated. Use two cute pins or crossbolts to keep it in place when installed then make a slip in license plate holder when it is not??

Would this be the equivalent of 7 blasphemy??!! Would I be excommunicated?