A sincere thank you to each of you following the thread and I welcome the opportunity to answer your questions.
For Michael, When doing a given suspension I fab and or gather those major pieces that I want to do include on the build. Especially the engine, rearend and wheels and tires. Then depending on what "flavor" of suspension I want to build I start laying it out very simply on a piece of plastic. You can see from my 33' Willys post on FOTKI that they're is a lot of notes written in detail on the plastic itself (look closely and you'll see a lot of those notes scribbled or crossed out too) Based upon those major components going in....I then lay out wheelbase and most importantly the stance I want to achieve. Everything is then derived from those simple dimensions layed out on the plastic base. You'll see on the site how I do simple front and rear axle posts/supports to keep the ride height locked in. Dave (COMP1839) does it to perfection with his angled milling plates but I'm not at his level. Check out his photobucket site for his method too. Mine is very basic but it works for me so far. Wheelbase is established left to right and length obviously on a car. Each car I build is different. But don't get hung up on a jig etc. It's not as daunting as it would appear. I DO however keep my tolerances as tight as possible and check them constantly throughout the build. 1/64" is what I strive for. Granted, when it comes to final assembly, it will can be challenging cause things simply "move around" during the building process itself. Did I answer your question(s)? If not, I'll be happy to try to clarify. My biggest advice is just delve in and enjoy the process. After you get 1 or 2 under your belt, it's actually easy & FUN! Tim