Re: My project(s)
The gum rubber of the sidewalls and brake lever hoods get gnarly and cracked looking when they get ancient. Doubt the bike was near fire or the paint would have been damaged.
The Super Sport was one of Schwinn's higher-quality models, the frame being hand-filet-brazed together instead of "Electroforged". Really nice frame. The next step up the food chain was the Paramount.
Good luck with your project!