Hello, I am getting a 1986 Blazer from an uncle of mine. I don't want to buy a new car (payments, yuck), and since this is free, I figure'd I'd rather spend money on making this vehicle reliable, rather than purchase a used car and find out it too needs work. (it'll be fun too) =P I am planning on: - ripping out the interior, engine and have it painted. - having engine/tranny checked out, replaced if needed, overhauled (upgraded) as well, cost will be deciding factor. - replace the following components: alternator starter battery spark plugs engine mounts shocks/struts/springs (with some lift) brake lines rotor water pump fuel filter radiator seats, carpeting, etc (interior stuff) I need more information, such as... is this a fuel injected vehicle, or carburated? (sp) Am I missing anything that needs to be replaced in order to make this a reliable daily driver? In regards to lift, I want to raise the vehicle, but don't really want a soft suspension (prefer on-road performance), any suggestions? Ideally I'd like to overhaul the engine and maybe add some performance goodies, but I have no idea how much this is all going to cost. Please provide as many comments as possible, I'm completely new to domestic cars, let alone something this old. I don't have the vehicle yet, so I don't know its mileage, nor can i pop the hood to see if its FI or carbr'd. Thanks in advance!