After scrapping the original seat tube (well not scrapping, I have it and can still use it in the future) I went back to the drawing boards and redesigned it. Trading a little tire clearance in maximum compression (there is still plenty of room) I was able to gain far more shock clearance. Before the previous seat tube pushed the shock too far forward and placed it in danger of having a negative compression at the bottom of its swing. Now, there there is no chance of that happening. For now the seat tube has to be chopped to the correct size as well as have a brace put in from the upper seat tube to the top tube. From there it is only adding braze-ons (cable stops, guides, head tube ring, and water bottle bosses) and cleaning the joints, and she will be off to the painter!