@shelbycharged - The total height of mine, from table top to the top of the z-axis is 16 (7/16)". Again, one variable is the adjustable feet. Mine are set fairly high. That’s good for this discussion because it’s giving you closer to an absolute max height.
Also, here is a pic of the z-axis top.
Shows a ruler measuring 14". That’s from the top of my spoilboard to the top of the z-axis. I added measurement from table top to spoilboard top to 14" to get the total number 16 (7/16)".
The photo also helps show that the overall machine height is the same regardless of spindle height. The section inside the red oval (added by me) is stationary on the z-axis. It does not go up/down. The whole section just below that is what moves with the spindle.
Also, you can see my drag chain to the right actually sticks above that slightly. Partly due to how I fastened my router power cable to it, which is not the most flexible thing. Yours may lay flatter once bent.
This should give you enough to build your enclosure. Hope you’ll share that on the forum when it’s complete. I am planning to build once soon and appreciate all the options and styles people offer.