Hello all! It's great to be apart of this community now and I look forward to learning a lot. I'm a complete newb and I'm planning on using this project as a way of familiarizing myself with trucks. So here it is, I'm just going to jump right from the frying pan and into the fire. I have a 94 K1500 chevrolet suburban that I am looking to restore to its former glory. This ol'girl has roughly 250k on her current engine and is completely original. The engine is starting to sound tired and sucks wind in when driving in the mountains. The ABS acts up whenever hard breaking is done. The brake pedal will kick in early vibrating violently before slamming to the floor and the truck just keeps on going. I've been doing some research and am considering simply removing the fuse for the ABS and driving without it. All of the seatbelts are shot and need to be replaced, along with the 2nd row bench seat. I want a bench or captains chairs back there with proper head rests. I'm sure this is overly ambitious but I would like to rebuild the engine myself along with any pertinent upgrades. I need to know what is possible to achieve at home and what needs to be taken care of by a professional mechanic. I'm currently looking for literature online for Chevy Suburbans, on hold at the library I have Chiltons 1990 to 1999 book. Also I'm considering investing in some engine rebuild books such as these: http://www.amazon.com/How-Rebuild-Your-Small-Block-Chevy/dp/1557880298/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top and http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1932494219/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk I know I've forgotten some information but this will do for now. Thanks for your help and participation!