Volkzbitz.com came in the mail today. They look really nice. It's going to be kind of a shame that 90% of these things won't be seen once installed.
The other three sets of tie rod ends came in and they're in near perfect condition. The cotter pins are missing from three or four of the tie rod ends but I can simply replace them when the time comes.
Powder coating will, hopefully, be finished next weekend. If I get lucky, it'll be ready to be picked up on my way back from a business trip to Indiana at the end of the week. I haven't accomplished much in the way of getting the engine for Ferris put back together but it's at least on my 'radar' for something that needs to be finished "soon-ish".
I haven't yet confirmed if the NOS seat bases that I found are correct because the seller won't send photos.
Yeah, send me money and I'll send you a mystery package that might be what you wanted/paid for. I'll probably do it...I've done dumber things that have worked out. I think this spot has the second pair of interior levers as well - if not, I'll get a (new) chrome guy to quote the job and just refurbish a current set.
I placed two small orders with ISP West to replace both the front hood seal and the rear hatch seals, the rubber grommet for the warm air tubes on Ferris and a rubber cargo mat to quiet the engine noise.
The next few purchases are going to be fewer in number but greater in cost.