Sigh of relief! Neck screwed in place.
I’m very happy that I took about two days studying the neck and the tdpri.com forum and technical drawings. Also don’t be afraid to just use common sense, as is with ordered parts from different vendors; there will always be small differences which you have to conquer.
Glad I chose to order high quality woods and genuine Fender hardware, I think this helps.
In about 1 or 2 weeks I will be receiving the genuine ’52 style “ashtray” bridge with brass saddles.