Picked up a 24″ x 24″ sheet of 0.25″ thick steel. It will serve as the base for all the suspension arm fixtures. At $50 it wasn’t cheap but builders have the option of using wood; it just means having to add screw-down tabs to all the fixture bits. Since I’m pushing hard on getting things done I went this way, the steel being much faster since I can use TIG welds to “super-glue” the parts down 😉
Also picked up enough 1/8″ material for all the suspension bits – I think. The nice thing about the steel place I use is that they have 12″ sections of this material in about a dozen different widths. Yes it’s more expensive that way, but how many people really need 20 feet, never mind having no way of getting it home.