Cutting the "business" portion of the stop off would work too. It looks to me that the stop is attached with a rivet that was then spread and soldered or welded. But it might be more difficult to drill out the rivet than to cut off a portion of the stop. I distinctly remember wearing out a number of drill bits when I drilled out the stops that prevented full recline on those VW seats. That was only 46 years ago!It isn’t clear from the picture, but only the part of the hard stop outside the weld would need to be cut off.
I think you should do it. Take one for the team!