I'm building a fast XC bike on a budget and rather than spend money on new forks I've decided to rebuild my old '00 Judy XC's as they were pretty light and never let me down. I've dismantled them and I'm preparing to respray but I was wondering if anybody could suggest a good place for parts (no luck on eBay). I need some new stickers and oil, preferably some softer springs (not sure what these ones they came from the factory with are) and whatever else you lot suggest I should replace. As you can probably guess, I've never done this before.
Also, I want to remove those ugly rubber stanchion covers. Would I be alright just not putting them back on or might this raise problems? Will the rubber seals at the bottom be up to the job? If not, can I replace them with seals off newer forks?
Any help much appreciated, thanks guys.