Well, about a year ago I was looking to get a Kimber Pro Carry 40 and have it reamed to 10mm. Good news is I just won one off of Gunbroker today for $829 shipped. I'll send out the stuff on Saturday and should have it in my greasy little hands by Wednesday. Here is the list of what I am going to do (have done). This time I am going to follow through with it. It will take a long time though.
Send barrel to Hunter Customs to ream to 10mm Auto
Replace sear, disconnector with C&S Ultralight
Replace hammer with C&S
Install Ed Brown Beavertail with Memory Bump
Install Ed Brown Wide Extended Thumb Safety
Install Ed Brown Hardcore Slide Lock
Install Wolff 24# recoil spring and EGW buffer (have already)
Install Wolff XP FP spring (have already)
Install EGW Flat Bottomed FP stop
Remove Series 80 crap
Install Long Flat trigger of whoever makes one
Install Ameriglo Operator Front Sight
Install Heinie Straight 8 Rear Sight (slant pro)
Hard Chrome Finish
Bobtail the frame
Moderate dehorn for carry
Here is the kicker: I want to buy Caspian's Damascus grips and have them modified for the Bobtail. My thought is to have them installed on the gun when I send it in for the Bobtail so they will just take off what needs to be taken off on the grips that were on the gun. I don't know who or how many smiths would/could do this to Damascus, as I don't know how easy it is to work with. I just know they look badass and having them Bobtailed would be even more badass.
I was going to install what I can (not much; springs, FP stop, slide lock, maybe the trigger group if it is a matched prefit set), save the rest for my local smith, and send it off for the Bobtail and Chrome; and the 10mm ream of course (Hunter does awesome work). My other option is to get all the stuff and send it off as a package and then have one smith do it all instead of having a couple people work on it.
I'd like some suggestions on who to send it off to as a whole, if I go that route. I was thinking Gemini Customs or Tripp Research . YoBo wants $185 for the Bobtail conversion and Gemini is only about $80 from what I hear on GT.