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Offline Swampyankee74

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Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« on: June 28, 2022, 09:00:54 AM »
Hi, my name is Dan. I'm new to the site. I recently acquired a 1974 gmc c1500 shorted stepside. The truck is coming apart this fall down to a rolling chasis and rebuild from there. I would like to start ordering some parts to ensure they are here when I need them. I plan replacing all a arm bushings, springs front and rear and would like to put a 2" drop on it. My question is I have a 502 that I might put in the truck. I want to make sure the truck isn't to nosed down with no travel left to the suspension.  And input would be helpful. Thank you.

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2022, 09:03:08 AM »
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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2022, 09:08:20 AM »
The 502 isn't any heavier than a 454, so big-block springs should be sufficient.

We need pics of the build progress BTW.  :D
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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2022, 09:30:46 AM »
Ok, thank you. The truck is new to me. I had an 85 c10 20 years ago, just getting back into it. The body is a little rough but the chasis is in really nice shape. But lots of work to do. I gotta try to figure out how to send pics.

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2022, 09:32:30 AM »
Trying to figure out how to shrink pics on phone

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2022, 02:27:36 PM »
1974 gmc c1500

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2022, 03:42:23 PM »
That's gonna a bad dude with that motor.... 8)
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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2022, 04:35:25 PM »
There's a lot of work to do. Looks a lot better in the pictures than it is. But it's a good start. It's a complete truck and the chassis solid

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2022, 04:43:18 PM »
I have only completed step 1 and 2 so far lol. I have evicted the mice and put it in the garage to keep it dry and preserved.

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2022, 08:05:45 PM »
Is the sticker still in the glove box?
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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2022, 08:28:27 PM »
This is the only sticker in my glovebox

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2022, 09:11:53 AM »
Oh, I absolutely love the paint, and wouldn't change a thing.   :D
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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2022, 07:10:27 PM »
Nice start! great pics!

I would change the interior color scheme though, not very attractive.

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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #13 on: July 02, 2022, 01:43:50 PM »
Nice start! great pics!

I would change the interior color scheme though, not very attractive.

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Agreed!  And a new wood bed. 
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Re: Suspension- 502 1974 gmc c1500
« Reply #14 on: August 05, 2022, 03:31:22 PM »
Found the sticker. On driver's inside fenderwell. Is that normal for that year or did someone peel it out if the glovebox?