Thanks guys you both make some good points.
- I hadn't thought that I would need a bearing class bar, but I 100% agree that it's the piece that should have the most $ put into it.
- The Rouge S-2 SS I suggested may look cool & have good reviews, but other SS can do the same job. Except for the pull-up bar.
I do really want a pull-up bar but then I realized; the Rouge S-2 is not really portable. So, moving it on & off a homemade platform for certain lifts would be impossible.
I'll keep you posted with decision, pics, reviews. Any additional suggestions quite welcome!