A 'small' order today from McMaster (physically speaking) - the necessary stainless steel hardware, fasteners, and misc. bits needed to assemble this project:
I can feel the enormity of the cost of this project already...
the parts to hold it together cost $1,180.03USD+tax and shipping
The choice for stainless bumped up the cost considerably... but it's just too sexy to resist.
Now I'm just waiting on the composite panels that will compose the chassis to come in from California... I'm not even going to hint at how much the panels cost, and they need to be machined to spec still.
I still havent yet decided on the final hardware configuration, but I am sure it too will put a good dent in the old wallet.