As a DIY person I have to say that I really like what you have done so far, can't wait to see the finished product. Good luck.

I know that you are trying to stick with parts that you can use your car to go and get if you need to replace them, but I would like to recommend McMaster Carr http://www.mcmaster.com as a parts source, they have just about everything you might need and generally can have it at your door next day even with ground shipping.