Bill's fork needs dropouts. They're oldschool dropouts so I'll be turning cutting discs into a fine breathable powder tomorrow.
Vic's frame should be close to done tomorrow night
My 26BMX thing has turned out to be a winner. Being further up over the frame makes it want to whip around. The lower BB height (20mm drop) and slack 72 head angle makes it as stable as a normal DJ 26" MTB. The only downside is the lack of security that suspension would provide (while overshooting or casing a jump).