Cruisin' on my Bluebird
To the best of my knowledge, by the time your bike was built, they were using polished steel stems and handlebars.Also, would the chromed handlebars be OK bars?
The original owner did not get drafted as he was a farmer and got this bike new during the war.
I bought it from his son who is cleaning out his parents house since they have both passed.
It wouldn't make sense that the handlebars would have been replaced and not other parts too.
Which after quite a few years look like this if not kept up.