Here's a few start/finish pics from Jean Des Rosiers excellent build of his Cafe Norton. If you want to see how it's done you could do a lot worse that checking out his site. http://www.pbase.com/jeandr/cafe_racer
Jean writes in:
Saw your blog and the many bikes you have posted on there, especially Nortons. Please take a look at my café racer build galleries at http://www.pbase.com/jeandr/cafe_racer The bike took about two years of on and off work, mainly on during winter and off during summer. The job started by fitting a belt final drive of my own design and fabrication and evolved into having an open clear area in the back of the engine by hiding everything that normally goes there.
Really excellent stuff! Thanks Much Jean!