Airhead Wrangler, thanks for the offer. I did a fair amount of research for the frame mods, but will certainly welcome any more info or comments I can get.
Something I forgot to mention the other day in my list up of things for this bike is that it must look cool. I can see that costing some money, but for the effort that will go into it I want this thing to look good.
I got up early Saturday planning to get all the gusset welding done, but it went slower than I thought with fitting the gussets, cleaning the joining parts, grinding tungsten, etc. and I could just finish tack welding all the gussets in place by late Saturday night.
It was hard to get the top tube gussets clamped for tacking, but I found that masking tape worked well.
I got up early again on Sunday, thinking I was living the movie 'Ground Hog Day' but could get all the gussets welded up.
I plan to use an EnDuraLast charging system, so made up some brackets to mount the regulator along the top tube.
I am satisfied with the results of the weekend. After two days of serious welding I can certainly say my TIG welding skills have improved.