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Old 07-02-2003, 02:39 PM
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lowering 1962 chev pu

I 'm looking to lower my 1962 chev half ton long wide box.I know theres a lot
of diffrent kits but is there someone that has done a 1962 pu.The truck as of this post is stock suspension.Any help would be appreciated as i'd love to drop this thing.

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Old 07-02-2003, 08:55 PM
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My buddy dropped his 64 longbox using shorter coils in the rear and drop spindles in the front. It looks great and rides really nice. One of the great things about that long box is the beautiful ride you can have without spending a ton of money!
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Old 07-02-2003, 09:34 PM
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Where did he get the spindels?How much of a drop are we talking.I'm looking to get 4 front 6 back but not sure what i will
run into to do this.
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I think he got his spindles through Chevy Duty but am not positive. Lowered spindles are quite common and you should not have any trouble finding some for your truck. As far as ride height goes,you are saying four and six inches? Compared to what?
Your truck might already be a different height than it was from the factory as so many trucks were modified over the years just to keep them working.
Any of the trucks that were bought in those days were mostly meant to be "Work horses" and not the toys that we love so much today. I am doing a 55 Chevy shortbox right now and at first was amazed at the poor fitting body panels etc until I was reminded of that fact. Another outfit you might want to try is Brothers Truck Parts. They are on the web and do have a pretty good selection of parts from 47-72 GMC and Chevy.
Try WWW.brotherstrucks.com.
I just looked in their catalogue and see 63-72 lowering springs. You truck is coil on all four corners I presume. For that they recommend a 3"drop in the front and4" in the rear but maybe call them and see for yourself what they have. Good luck.
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One place you might try for parts is No Limit Engineering in San Bernadino Ca www.nolimit.net .
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If I remember right, The front of your 62 is a torsion bar and the rear is identical to the 63-72's with coil springs and trailing arms. The front will be a little tricky to lower and upgrade using the factory components..... this is where you may consider installing a new crossmember. That way you can upgrade the brakes and the steering all in one whack..........

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