I got a call for some welding repair on a dumpster enclosure today. When I arrived it was easy to spot the gate without the padlock eye. It had been broken off by vandals. I cleaned up the area to weld a new eye in place. Fortunately I brought some 1/4″ flat bar and a plasma cutter. I was able to fabricate a new eye in about 10 minutes. Then the customer wanted a box to cover the padlock. I took measurements and returned to the shop where I had 1/8″ diamond plate in the scrap pile. I fabricated two lock boxes and returned to the job site to weld them in place.