Keep calm & return fire!
Nope, all good. ATF says fine. No third hole. SN is demilled and thereby destroyed. Not a problem. If i put a ford emblem on it i wouldn't have to pay vehicle tax.
Highly skeptical the ATF is OK with this. Also, while I understand the point you're trying to make, the Ford emblem analogy is not even remotely the same thing as welding a demilled SN on a 80% lower.ATF says AOK.
How has the ATF communicated to you that this is OK?