That was my original idea. I can do all the work myself, except the machine work. I'd much rather rebuild the bottom end, so I know what I'm dealing with, but just to hone the cylinders would cost $500. I can get the internals oil pump, and gaskets for around, $800.
all this would be fine but I still don't know if the heads are ok, I'm also a bit paranoid about tiny pieces of metal floating around and breaking stuff