Brother, you have three observations. Let me explain each one.
I have decided to keep the scratches as they are because they are not much visible and the paint is still not faded.
About the rims, these 60's and 62's have come with the original alloy rims as well. Especially the VX limited models are with 15 X 8JJ. By the way, i being a very practical person will change the existing rims also as they are too wide ie 8.5". So although they look beautiful but throw mud on the doors and mirrors. I would prefer something 7" wide. The stock rims were only 5.5" wide.
And lastly as you have mentioned, after purchasing this cruiser, i checked almost every working part of its mechanical, like, brakes, diff oils, gear oils, fan belts, rubber pipes and their clips, front suspension, leaf springs etc etc. Other wise, over all, since it did not have any extra voices so did not check its bearings. And under the bonut, its like zero meter, no work required.