I had to order a new CHT wire because the original one was too short - something that I should have caught before it was too late. I pulled the other wires out - now I need to fish them all back into the car to get a step closer to being ready.
Asked around about using through bolts and installing nuts on the back of the spring plate/torsion bar area - seems like it's a better solution than using a time-sert so that's the route I'm going to take for now.
All I lack now is time. I have plenty of parts to keep me busy.