Thanks for the replies!
The expeditions 2nd major overhaul in 24 years has presented me with a lot of options. I have not done any (500 mi.+)long distance loaded touring in 15 yrs. but did use it fairly regularly for long day rides and weekend camping trips until it stated to show its age again, then we bought MTB's. The expedition has sentimental value to me and deserves another rebirth.
After a few false starts at other bike shops I ended up at Rivendell bikes in Walnut Creek, CA. I popped in with my frame in hand and spoke with Grant...very helpful and friendly advice. The bottom line is he simply wrote up a quote for a componet pkg. for one of their bikes. They stocked most of it except the wheel set, Rich built a set of velocity rims (twin hollow) with 105 hubs. I took the frame to a local bike frame builders mechanic who reset it to 130mm and checked alignment. So parts the parts being replaced: new BB,stem, handelbars,chain,crank,cables,chainrings,new cassette hub,tires,tubes, headset repack and total clean up etc. etc. I'm still assembling the bike, hopefully I'll have time to finish it this weekend. The total cost is more than I thought it would be ...of course... and I still have not added all of the costs up, maybe $800 including some tools I needed.
When I think back on the adventures I had with this bike, the $800 would not buy me any comparable new touring bike today. BTW I bought the bike in April of 85'