Halibrand had problem for years. I am not sure they are doing better or not.
I was looking at a set for my 1971 Chev truck 1/2 ton about 15 yrs ago.. I was told a 6 month wait then.
I bolted on 5 lug OE painted rallye wheels and never looked back
Dont worry how old you are... it is the mileage on your body that adds up.