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Old April 6th, 2021, 03:26 AM
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Hello all. I have a 1962 gmc 3500. I'm looking for an idler arm. And any tips on upgrading the steering and suspension. Where ia a good source for parts for this truck,?

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Old April 6th, 2021, 07:20 AM
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Did you try Rare Parts? They show an idler arm available for the 3000 series with the 4000 lbs. front suspension. I looked up the 3500 series and it shows a 5000 lbs. front axle, not sure if it uses the same idler arm. Early 60's GMC's can be confusing, the 2500, 3000, and 3500 series were all available as dual rear wheel cab and chassis models. As far as upgrades are concerned, these trucks have torsion bar IFS, the best 'upgrade' is just to restore what you have. Here is a link to Rare Parts:


https://shop.rareparts.com/search?ye...GMC&model=3000
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Old April 6th, 2021, 11:12 AM
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Thank You. I checked out their website but didn't see my part. It has independent front suspension so ith idler arm doesn't match the I beam that is more common. Ill try calling them when they open today.
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Old April 10th, 2021, 06:38 PM
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Oldsmobile Obsolete has one for a 1960 – 1962 Chevrolet Truck GM # 3768935.
This is the same part number for the GMC IFS-050 055 5000lb. axle.


https://oldsobsolete.com/products-pa...rm-gm-3768935/

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Old April 11th, 2021, 12:07 PM
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YOU SIR!! ARE THE MAN!! that was the part. I ordered it this morning. Thank You. Hopefully thats the pnly thing I bent.
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