have tried the broken rib thing twice, didn't enjoy the recovery much, but nothing like your injuries mate.........respect.
Lowther DX45 in ad hoc BLH for now. J Soundlabs 300B, denon 1930 DVD/sacd, lenco, technics direct drive cassette, Nigel's speed controller, leema splx10, jolida glass fx dac, Haden boardman valve phono, beyerdynamics based step up, Audiomods arm, Benz wood SL
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?