I've temporarily installed another new stock nose retract (plastic trunnion and all) just so that I can fly the thing tomorrow. It's not the best solution as we know, but I just want to have it whistling across the field because I haven't flown it for nearly a month and I know the weather is going to be good in the morning.
I've ordered another one of the nose retract wheel-wells - the complete plastic housing with the doors and all. With this available to look at and take measurements from, I hope to come up with a scheme for getting the E-flite gear into place eventually. It might even require a replacement fuselage ... but I hope not. Unfortunately, it'll probably take me a couple of weeks as work ramps up again