I have a 1980 Sekai road bike I like a lot. (I have to stop calling it old because it's only 5 years older than me.) I crashed it a couple times and the rear wheel is significantly out of true. I know enough about bikes to change the tires and lube the chain, which is not a lot of knowledge. Last time I got a tune up the mechanic said he couldn't get the rear wheel more true without stripping out the nipples. Also, I had a broken rear axle and had the hub rebuilt a couple years ago, but the cones didn't match perfectly. So I'm pretty sure I should just buy a new wheel at this point. Also, I don't really have a lot of money for this project.
I can get the same vintage Araya rim new on craigslist for $10. I know I need a new hub & spokes and someone to build the wheel for me.
I can get this wheelset Amazon.com: Wheel Master Weinmann LP18 Wheel Set - 27" x 1.0", 36H, QR, 5/6/7-Speed, All-Silver: Sports & Outdoors but I need to get new tubes because mine are schrader.