OK, back to the drawing board. I decided to strip the vintage frame and start over. So I'm getting it down to the metal and will have it painted. I'll have to clean up the old rims and find some nice balloon tires, get a new seat, springer fork, tank... lots of time and stuff to collect.
Meanwhile the Schwinn will be my rider but I hate those skinny tires so the motorized bicycle tires will go on there. The front fit ok but the back needed some bending to make the tires fit. So I fought with that all afternoon and got the tires on, removed the fenders, switched sprockets, and just when I got it together again it started to rain.