After much work and loads of help for the forum (DRS, j-westy and others) and Alan Bonds (told me where to get rare parts - how good is that) i finaly finished my paint and got all the parts together here is the finished bike:
later 1940's-early 50's schwinn DX frame, enamel paint, Lasante badge
those rams look great - tricky to pull off cleanly aren't they
Thanks for everyones help and enthusiam. This was a tricky build and by no means as good as some of the others guys build but i love it and it ruides pretty good too.
It's a sweet build - been meaning to for some time but I will work up a UK page on the www.clunkers.net
site, those interested please PM me and I will start collecting the details.