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Old February 9th, 2017, 03:20 PM
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I have a 1962 GMC step side that I just finishing stripped down to the cab and frame I plan on putting air ride suspension on it. The only thing with that is I find a lot of suspension parts for a 63 and newer but not for a 62. Does anyone know the difference between them or can I just use the 63 aftermarket part. thanks for any info in advance
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I have a 1962 GMC step side that I just finishing stripped down to the cab and frame I plan on putting air ride suspension on it. The only thing with that is I find a lot of suspension parts for a 63 and newer but not for a 62. Does anyone know the difference between them or can I just use the 63 aftermarket part. thanks for any info in advance
I am guessing it is due to the torsion bar supsension in the 1960-1963 trucks. Different spindle type and no coil spring setup for the air ride bags to interchange with.

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Welcome Showboat!
This thread discusses the removal of the Torsion bar and cupping the lower A arm to add an air bag. Not sure if that's what you were trying to accomplish or do you just wish to rebuild as stock for now?

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=275425
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I am guessing it is due to the torsion bar supsension in the 1960-1963 trucks. Different spindle type and no coil spring setup for the air ride bags to interchange with.

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The thing is I do have coil springs that's what was confusing me
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