I have a '78 XS650 and this is what I would do with the stock aluminum rims - paint the inside of the rims, spokes and hub to match the frame (whatever color that might be) and leave the outside shoulder exposed and polish it along with the rear drum brake plate. The rest of the bike I don't care for.
Making the hub for the rear wheel. A steel rear hub is cut into halves to make the new hub for the chopper's rear wheel. The hub must be made of steel in order to weld it. Hint: use a magnet to determine whether the hub is made of steel or aluminum. Then drill additional spoke holes on the flanges to match the number on side of the rim. In my case I doubled the original number of holes.