Schwinn Racer Wheel Options

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I picked a 62 Racer that is complete minus the wheels. It looks to have everything necessary to route brake cables, etc but I'd prefer to run it as a coaster or even better a 2 speed kickback. I'm having an issue tracking down wheels for it though as these are narrow 26" rims. Any leads/suggestions? I'm open to any wheels I can get in there, new or used.
 
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From the 62 catalog:


So, it's either a 24" or 26" bike. You need to keep skinny wheels and tires unless you modify the frame. Schwinn used slightly different size wheels tires, so make sure your replacements are the same. Or change them with standard 26 x 1 3/8 ths wheels and tires.
You could use 26 x 1.50 rims and 1.50 tires, much more selection of good tires, but it would be a close fit and the brakes wouldn't reach the rim, so you would use a coaster brake as you wanted.
 
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I put 700c wheels on my 59 Traveler (basically the same thing as a Racer) but was only able to fit a 32mm tire under the fender. 35's were just too big.
 
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