MMW, I totally understand, You did what the customer asked of you, The only thing I usually do different is to run my wear bars past the outside edge of the bucket to protect the corners and always make sure the leading edge of the bucket is wider than the back to prevent it from sticking, I'm sure you know that but wanted to remind others reading this post.

Nice job.

The customer is always right and this way you will get to rebuild the bucket a little sooner than normal, Its a win win for you.