Torana68 wrote:carzy to ask I know but I've done the occasional rim , some oval , some crazy shapes and I've always managed to pull them into something usable, I know there are limits but just how bad are these?
Yes, + 1 on this. Dented is possibly fatal, Slightly oval is just a challenge to the wheel builder (within reason of course ) But seriously, if you can't eyeball it, then it is fixable. I have pulled Dunlop Steel racing rims back into true from slightly oval many times. Having never seen NOS I'm not sure they ever came totally round Not knocking your chap but modern guys have got used to the much better modern tolerances in manufacturing.
If you want to get seriously anal about it there are people who can re-align out of true motorcycle steel rims to truth (round and alignment) I have had this done for a Ducati in Newcastle NSW, I'm sure Perth has the facilities. Bet they can do steel bicycle rims.