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I have a 72 chev longbed. Has 190,000 miles on it. I have an engine in the works to put in it. I have been trying to find a push bar (aka brush bar) for the front, eurathane bushings, sway bars, leaf springs, etc. Having a hard time finding stuff that will keep it within about 2" higher than stock. Found lots of stuff to raise it 6-8", but I am getting a little too old to go "rolling around" in a truck. Would like to keep the center of gravity low so I can keep on huntin' those back roads to elk land. Anyone know of a company still making products mentioned above for the old 67-72 chevs? Find 73 and newer all over.

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Check out jcwhitney.com. If they don't have it, good luck. Also check with your local mechanics, they might have some ideas for you.
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Steve, LMC has stuff for your truck. You could practically build a truck using their catalogue.
 

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Steve P said:
I have a 72 chev longbed. Has 190,000 miles on it. I have an engine in the works to put in it. I have been trying to find a push bar (aka brush bar) for the front, eurathane bushings, sway bars, leaf springs, etc. Having a hard time finding stuff that will keep it within about 2" higher than stock. Found lots of stuff to raise it 6-8", but I am getting a little too old to go "rolling around" in a truck. Would like to keep the center of gravity low so I can keep on huntin' those back roads to elk land. Anyone know of a company still making products mentioned above for the old 67-72 chevs? Find 73 and newer all over.

Steve
I just went thru this with my '88 suburban I put a lift in from JC Whitney was the cheapest for the lift kit with shocks and for the rear I used springs used from a one ton truck instead of spacer blocks I use a truck for a truck spacer blocks are no good I'd rather have extra leafs in the spring. BigBill

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I used to work at a car/truck spring warehouse in Michigan that supplied nearly all of the springs for JC Whitney. The first thing that came to mind was JC Whitney, but the mention for LMC is also a good idea.

If you live near a larger city you can check with the local spring shop. Hopefully you have the model with leaf sprigs, as some of the '72 models still used coil springs. I have a '72 half ton and when I replaced the rear leaf springs I chose the set with an extra leaf in them, just guessing I think the part number is 22-545. (wow, guess I filled too many orders to still know the part number) If the local shop is big enough they may stock the spring, or, you can ask them to add leafs to your springs or a new set to give you an extra inch or two in height. Remember though, one or two leafs is a good thing, too many is not good and feesl like you have a block of steel for suspension. JC Whitney, LMC or the local shop should all have new rubber bushings and anything else you need. YOur truck should have a sway bar (or anti-sway bar) on the front, perhaps it just needs new bushings? I haven't found a need for one on the rear, unless you have a camper mounted in the bed.

Hope this helps.
 

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Try the guys over at chevytalk.com, lots of info and experience.
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