Congratulations!!!! You are to be commended for your passion in doing this project, as well as the skill in order to make it all happen. Was getting the donor machine the one thing instrumental in moving the project along, and making it possible? Yes, all those parts could have been bought across the counter. But, it may have made the entire project financially unreasonable.
Or, was that another single happening, or acquisition, that was very important?
I'm sure you enjoy the machine now even more than before the fire. Happy mowing!