OK, let's try some photos now that I'm an oldbie.
Here's that beach cruiser. I'm thinking I might be able to use the handlebars by laying them back and cutting off the upper curved section ... maybe. Also plan to set an antique saddle on a layback post.
Here's the box of goodies that arrived today. The fin cover will be painted to match the frame and if that doesn't look quite right I might remove it and the rest of the tin.
A couple more bits from my parts pile that should help with the look. I also have white rubber on the way and a fuel tank for behind the seat.
Should be fun. I'm open to suggestions.