1980 AMC SPIRIT GENERAL QUESTION ABOUT AN OLD CAR

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1980 AMC Spirit 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 28000 miles

I recently bought a 1980 AMC Spirit from my aunt. It was garage stored (not driven) for five years. My question is a fairly general one: I don't want to do repairs as problems occur. I'd like to make the car dependable RIGHT NOW. So, as 29-year-old cars go, of this type, what repairs would you focus on? So far I've:

--replaced the fluids
--replaced the Carter with a 2100 Motorcraft

Mainly I've been wondering if I should start replacing all rubber parts, such as brake piston seals, brake cylinder seals, etc.

Thank you!

--Matt

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Yes wheel cylinders, master, Radiator hoses, belts. Have you done tune? Shocks O.K? Electrics good? If yes gas her up and cruise. Replace as stuff falls off.

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