Great, I'll like to starting mid summer. I have enough VW parts to build an engine. Have lots of scrap box steel and angle and plate. If I need any 4130 tubing I have enough to build another airplane if I wanted. Have a friend that always have several VW parts cars where I should be able to get a rear suspension and transaxle. I gave a rear suspension and transaxle away a couple years ago just to get it out of my way.I have a set of forks I'll give ya. Let me know when you're ready to build and I'll give you the specs. Older sets with external fork stops are east to fab. I'll set you up Pops.
I will gladly pay for anything that you have that I can use on the build.
Back on topic, Used to have a neighbor that built the spoke wheels for his Piet. He turned the hub himself. He said he wanted to built as much from scratch as possible. They were beautiful. He sold his first Piet ( well it was really a Greda) Now has another Piet getting close to cover with a Cont-A-65 also with wire wheels.