Agreed. I'd cut a bunch off those bars to move the grips forward, and/or run a long low road stem.
Glad to see you're not going to use the big seat. I don't think it's quite right for such a fast looking frame.
Regardless of what you do the bike is looking awesome.
Really nice, Chris, great looking bike! Best of luck with it.
What are you going for, ride and handling wise? In other words, what geometry are you going with (it's hard to tell from the angled pics), i.e., seat and head tube angle, fork rake and trail, etc.?