I am still away from my workshop but I will be starting the restoration of the '02 Pierce soon and I still need the front hub!!! Can anyone help?? If I can't get one I will use the later than 1906 hub that came with the bike.
Then stain the ash rims with a dark honey stain and then cover with milk paint. You can use a small propane torch and char the surface, before staining. This will give a depth of distressed antique finish.
Then use a fine mesh 3-M scuff sponge on the milk paint finish, until you get the right faux antique look.