Tested the shanks and taps last night to make sure they fit. I had to cut out a bit more room in the tower but it looks like its going to work. Decided not to go with the black flanges and i think it make it look a lot cleaner as long as I can keep them tight enough it should work.
I wanted to make my own tap handles but didn't have much room to work with so I went with heavy weight chrome taps. The taps are all stainless steel perlicks; 6 of the regular 525 stainless and 2 of the 575 creamer. The shanks are the stainless 1/4" bore. I needed different lengths for the different angles on the inside of the tower in order to make it work; 2 - 5", 5 - 4" and 1 - 3". I bought all of this from kegworks.com.