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Reviving my 64 Chevy... Need some input

Ok so this is my first post and I'm eager to learn more about fixing up my Chopped and dropped 64 Suburban. It has a 327 sbc in it and has been sitting for 2 1/2 years. I just put a new battery and starter in it and it fired right up but i don't wanna run it without changing the fluids and what not. So that being said, what should I do to get my 64 back on the road? Changing oil, old gas,... and so on and so on.... Thanks for your input.


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Remove all light bulbs, use ScotchBrite to shine up connectors and bulbs. Replace both battery cables, shining up the connection points down to bare metal. Run new ground cables. Grind down to bare metal on firewall, frame and a threaded boss on the motor block. Use a new cable firewall to frame and another new cable frame to motor. Cover all connections, inside and out, with RTV to prevent oxidation. Remove starter and shine up all connections and wire terminal ends. De-grease and sand lightly the mating surfaces where the starter bolts up to the block. Sand the paint off the starter bolts where they engage the starter to hold it up. De-grease the bolt threads. Shoot some carb cleaner up into the starter bolt holes (watch your eyes). Remove all fuses under the dash and at the firewall and shine up the fuses and their receptacles with ScotchBrite.

Go through the entire vehicle and look for frayed wiring that could ground on another part or another wire. Plan to spend some time on your back looking up under the dash with a strong flashlight or good trouble light.

You may not have room to get the ScotchBrite pad into some of these tight places like bulb sockets, fuse sockets and such. In that event, use the blade of your pocket knife to scrape down to bare metal.
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Remove all light bulbs, use ScotchBrite to shine up connectors and bulbs. Replace both battery cables, shining up the connection points. Run new ground cables. Grind down to bare metal on firewall, frame and a threaded boss on the motor block. Use a new cable firewall to frame and another new cable frame to motor. Cover all connections, inside and out, with RTV. Remove starter and shine up all connections and wire terminal ends. De-grease and sand lightly the mating surfaces where the starter bolts up to the block. Sand the paint off the starter bolts where they engage the starter to hold it up. De-grease the bolt threads. Shoot some carb cleaner up into the starter bolt holes (watch your eyes). Remove all fuses and shine up the fuses and their receptacles with ScotchBrite.

Go through the entire vehicle and look for frayed wiring that could ground on another part or another wire. Plan to spend some time on your back looking up under the dash with a strong flashlight or good trouble light.

Wow, thank you. I appreciate the detailed response. Sounds like I'm going to have quite a day tomorrow.
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Wow, thank you. I appreciate the detailed response. Sounds like I'm going to have quite a day tomorrow.
Added a couple of thoughts after you responded. Re-read please.
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