Thanks again everyone. I have to admit niblique71 helped me get the movement just right on this guy. I had been just about ready to drop kick the darn thing across my garage (primarily because of a host of other issues, but get the stirring stick just right too) before Greg kindly assisted me with it (it's great having a mechanical genius relatively close at hand when you need one).
And Greg, it was a blast driving it home from your house with it in the back of my pickup. I had tons of drivers hootin' and hollerin', giving me the thumbs up, and even taking pictures. Glad to know I was able to bring some cheer to people by carting around a dead body.