Cruisin' on my Bluebird
Sounds like you have a strong plan GTOS: great to see! I would also question replacing an original-to-the-bike seat (in very solid shape) on a bike so unusual to begin with. You will end up freeing up a ton of funds by keeping it and finding a matching paint correct fork, proper Shelby headset hardware and of course the chain guard. Fender may not surface in the same color for, well, maybe ever but you never know.