Well, thanks for the response, However, my problem is keeping my hands clean
My day job requires me to be neat and tidy.
I guess my real questions were, how much stuff would I have to replace, like top nuts, damping guts, etc.
I'm thinking I could somehow adapt my damping guts to fit late tubes, and perhaps adapt the top nuts as well.
I'm only considering buying new tubes 'cause my repop tubes I bought 4 years ago are scored and junk. Like wise, I'm looking at a rebush job to make my lowers functional again. So, there's roughly 400 bucks for tubes and rebushing. Plus, rigging up adaptors to make some kind of decent caliper fit my old legs. (Remember, I started down this road just to get some better braking).
So, starting out with a set of '06 lower legs and a set of tubes, for about $150.00 seems like a better way to go.
And seriously, all help is appreciated,