The parts seem to be the bigger issue. I have one similar to yours and I finally had to just omit it since after an exhausting search I had no luck finding the cones, races and even the axle was next to impossible. Hopefully you’ll have better luck than I did? The “K” hub is a easier piece to find.
Yea the S 2 rims were blasted with shell media I’m guessing they were rusted don’t know anyway the metal came back to a point? They look like stainless steel. So they look pretty good for what I started with?
I grew up I Phx and I agree with you about those conditions. From your conversation I remember all the crapy roads and the temperature of the streets most of the year especially the summer! It was dicey!