I'm always happy to hear a suggestion or two. I'm usually pretty stuck in my ways. But I will listen who knows it mite just be the thing I needed to hear.
I've been bouncing ideas off of LWTCS and Rockchucker22 like crazy. They have been a big help with the planning.
I am living this shop thing. Spent all night down here. Got a little bit done.
Got the bubble caps all cut and soldered to the upcomers. They are 1.5" caps on 1" upcomers. I cut out tabs at the top of the upcomers and left three tabs to mount the caps to. I bent the tabs over and marked the caps where they were. Then drilled holes in the top of the caps. So I could solder them together through the holes. Nothing really spectacular.