have tried the broken rib thing twice, didn't enjoy the recovery much, but nothing like your injuries mate.........respect.
CSS diy bass reflex with Aurum Cantus G2, J Soundlabs 300B, denon 1930 DVD/sacd, garrard 401, lenco, technics direct drive cassette, Nigel's speed controller, leema splx10, jolida glass fx dac, Haden boardman valve phono, beyerdynamics based step up.
I've only found this thread after looking around for plinths for my 401.
I love the look of what you've built.
Did you create any templates which you'd be willing to share?