Hey guys i'm back. Had to have another operation on the leg. Just an update, I did contact Horton to see if I can buy this metal plate but they said that they could not. If anyone come across one, I am still looking. I am also willing to buy a used one from someone if the rope broke on their's or if the big mechanical ez winder was broke. I just need the metal plate. Thanks again for all your help and I hope that everyone is doing well.