Where to start!?

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  1. CreepyVanDude

    CreepyVanDude Junior Member

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    I have a 1978 burb with 87k miles. It was kept up alright. not really any rust other than a battery leak some years back. But she wasnt loved.

    The issue is... shit where do i start? Body work? Suspension? Engine? interior? It runs, pretty well. Has a leakin valve cover but i plan on getting that this weekend. She aint no beauty... but sounds pretty mean.
     
  2. TravisB

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    I inherited a similar condition vehicle. I started with the brakes and suspension. Next will be engine and last the body then interior. Some think the "patina" look is cool.

    My thoughts were if I fix the engine I'll drive it right away. The suspension and brakes first keep me from getting hurt or wrecking it once it runs good. Then the interior after the bodywork because that dust and paint could ruin nice interior if you go the other way.

    I could be totally wrong too so do what you want. Haha
     
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  3. 1987 GMC Jimmy

    1987 GMC Jimmy Full Access Member

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    ^^^I agree.
     
  4. Craig 85

    Craig 85 Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    My truck was off the road for 10 years before I bought it. I started with the mechanicals, paint is next, then interior.
     
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    Some solid advice already...

    But first...paint, dubz, speakerz, open exhaust, lower(2wd)/lift(4wd)

    Everything you can see and hear from the outside
     
  6. highdesertrange

    highdesertrange Full Access Member

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    stopping is more important than going. a truck without an engine can go( get it to the top of a long steep grade and give her a push) but if you can't make a safe emergency stop you're in a world of hurt. highdesertranger
     
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  7. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Build the wall - deport them all!

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    I too, like brakes but if it's leaking juice, wtf difference does it make?
    Leaks are unacceptable.
     

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