OK,OK, I have some progress worth showing but I'm still not done.
In the past few days I've reached 2 milestones. I put my 4th bulb in my projector and I got the upholstery back for the back bar.
If you remember this is the concept I had in mind:
This is how it turned out with the upholstery. I found a guy who does restaurant booths to do this for me. The front panel is just resting on a couple rolls of paper towels until I screw it into place. I ended up changing the design of the ends to look more like the arms of the Berkline 099s.