I saw your thread, I love the guages. The rims in the first pic are the ones I'm thinking of, the double spoke. Of course I prefer the Work Emotion rims you got but that's money. I don't know why you want to paint them, the gold is sweet.
I bought a Apex'i muffler and tried to fit it today but rounded one of the nuts cos they were so badly rusted so I'm going to have to spend a few hours of my weekend trying to do the impossible. After that I want a sequential controller, then I'll leave it for a while and see what happens.