Roger that. Definitely will. I look forward to my new winter project.
Good point John..In the UK this would become a new bike as the identity of the bike is the vin number on the frame..
David .. Is this bike going to be a "Track Use" only bike ?
If not, then what are you going to do about the frame number not corresponding with the vehicles ID registered paperwork ?
I don't know what the implications are where you live, but here in the UK the frame number is vital it matches the paperwork and has all sorts of detrimental knock on effects when it doesn't or has been altered..
I would always advise to repair the original frame where possible ( even if its not labour cost effective ) as in the long run it will give you less hassle when it comes to proving the bikes authenticity..