I worked on it a little more tonight, so here are the updates:
The knobs get installed next. For the most part, this is fairly straight forward, although the instructions in the manual make the double left knobs more complicated than it needs to be. I followed the manual's instructions for the first bottom right set, then did it my own way for the second, top left set. Basically, you have to get the knobs attached in a way that prevents the top two knobs from binding on each other while still allowing them to spin freely. It's a lot easier to just figure it out and do it yourself, IMO.
This is the DSP board. It gets attached to the back of the display panel.
When you attach the DSP to the main display board, you have to do it very carefully. On the underside are two pin blocks that must be perfectly aligned to make this work. Here are a couple of pics that show you the pins on the DSP board (gold color) attempting to be aligned and set on the back of the radios' main display board
One side of the DSP board pins aligning up with the main RF board. You have to align the gold colored pins on the underneath side.
Other side that needs to be mated to the main board. The pins are in the very middle and hard to see:
The DSP board lined up and ready to be locked down:
Here is the completed front display with DSP board attached:
Next, we mount the front panel & display to the main board. This step sounds really simple, but it is not. The instructions tell you to remove both side covers to make this easier. I tried removing only the one side cover and wasted about half an hour trying to get the boards to align before I reread the instructions and saw that you need to remove both.
When you attach the front panel, you need to be able to see all of the connectors to ensure they are mated properly. Look below the main RF board and the to right of the aluminum tab to see the pins that you need to align between the panel and the main board. There are others on the left side (not shown) that need to be mated, as well.
Here are pins on the bottom side of the main RF board and face that you align. These are easier to see:
Next, we secure the voltage regulators to the main chassis.
Here is the rig with all the covers and face attached.
As you can see, it's coming along. Next, we plug it in, fire it up and perform the smoke test.