well, the bearnigs are in, they fit nicely. and i machined the inner races last night. so thats done. now ill need to cut them to length and fit up the cups or thrust surfaces onto the ends. it looks very very trick and should work the bomb. this is something anyone can do with a lathe. and for that matter, only the inner races are the part that need to be made up. the bearings were off the shelf items. and it all came to less than 65 bucks from msc. the drixtons have needle sa bearings in them also ive found out. and, we are discussing bearings for the shock mounting points. its pretty cool to have a modern bike guy and machinist/welder around the shop nowadays. ill try and get pics next time im there so you can see the progress.