Now I need a MG42..
did you ever end up making repair plate for the vz-58? thanks.
Yup made several sets, the machining was extensive and thus expensive. I welded one up and after tweeking it ran. I just recently replaced it with a spare commercial receiver I had extra. It looked fine, ran fine but was significantly harder to make and build then a factory receiver.( plus i bought a box full of them in a buy out of a shop near here for next to nothing)