Originally Posted by sp115
I may start a build thread or post it to a blog or maybe just keep this thread going? (thoughts anyone?).
I'd suggest you just post here. You already have a following.
I like your approach. Do the minimum to get it mechanically sound and running and don't worry about the cosmetics. Way too many folks start by tearing the bike down to the last nut/bolt and money on paint and polish. Most lost interest and the project becomes a basket case. Get it running and on the road.