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#1389924 Sat Dec 26 2020 07:52 PM
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Rmcea Offline OP
I have a 1950 gmc 1/2 ton which sat in a barn for 24 years. The truck has high ride height and doesn’t have much bounce in the rear suspension. Is there a chance that the spring bushings are seized and not letting the suspension work. Any suggestions would be helpful
Thank you bob

Rmcea #1389936 Sat Dec 26 2020 09:12 PM
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All of the spring bushings have grease nipples grease them up for starters then maybe have someone bounce in the back box as someone looks .Maybee a shock absorber

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Rmcea #1389939 Sat Dec 26 2020 09:32 PM
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It probably has had leaves added to the rear springs. That was very common back on old farm trucks. I had a 40 1/2 ton that had a whole stack of leaves in the rear springs. The guy used to haul his bull in it. You sometimes can tell aftermarket leaves from the original. The after market leaves are blunt on the ends, often cut with a torch. The original are taped om the ends.

They say money can't buy happiness. It can buy old Chevy trucks though. Same thing.

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KEVINSKI #1392232 Mon Jan 11 2021 04:51 PM
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Rmcea Offline OP
It was a seized shock absorber. Thanks for your help

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