BF Exclusive: 1962 GMC 3/4 Ton Stepside


Update – I just heard from Paul, his truck sold just 3 hours after we featured it!

Update – I forgot to mention his asking price of $6,500.

I just love old work trucks like reader Paul N’s GMC! They were overbuilt, durable and good looking. Paul has had this truck for a little while and has done tons of work to it, but he’s decided it’s time to let it go. It’s ready to go down the road and just needs a good new home. If you’d like to be the one to give it said home, you can email Paul here and you can view the truck in Marion, Kentucky! Be sure to take a closer look at the photos below and the list of what all he’s already done to it.


From Paul N – Up for sale is one great truck. I have really enjoyed putting this truck together. It is an 8 foot step side (rare in ’62) with the oak wood bed. It is ready to roll down the road or go to work on the farm.


The 305 (Big Block) V-6 that is in the truck is one of the best engines GM ever made for work and pulling (it is not a highway truck). This truck could pull down a house (although I wouldn’t use it for that).


I have done just about everything there was to do to this truck accept the body work and paint it. I just love the way it looks as is.


Here is a list of things that I have done to the truck: new tires, new brakes front & rear, new wheel cylinders front & rear, new flexible brake lines front & rear, new brake and clutch Master cylinder (Same unit for both), new shocks, new wiring Harness, new bullet dash with all new gauges, New wood bed (Oak & stainless bolts and hold down strips), 3 speed floor mounted shifter, new wood steering wheel and tilt steering column, new LED tail lights (brake and turn), new seat cover, new carpet, new Holley 2 bbl carburetor, new voltage regulator, new fuel pump, new rubber all around doors, windshield and rear window, and replaced front lower fenders (they were stating to bubble).


No other rust on this fine New Mexico truck. The only thing that does not work on the truck is the speedometer due to the fact that I could not find a 90 degree adapter for the transmission. This is due to the changing from column shift to floor shift. Please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have. This is a 3/4 ton truck.


It is quite rare with the long bed stepside and the large factory rear bumper. (See Pictures) I have way more invested in this truck then my asking price. I have a brand new rack and pinion steering kit for the truck that I have not put on yet. It was made by summit racing and it will be included with the sale of the truck.


It looks like Paul has done a ton of work to this old truck and I have to say, it looks like a good old rig! Whether you finish the body work and paint or leave it just as it is, you’ll have one sweet shop truck. So would you finish the body work and paint it or leave it like it is? I want to thank Paul for listing his GMC here on Barn Finds and I hope one of you can bring this classic truck home!


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  1. RandyS

    Love it! My dad had he same truck when I in high school. Had to short shift the 3 on the tree as that engine did not want to rev at all.

  2. angliagt

    Love those old stepside beds.
    I saw a ’62 Chevy pickup at a shop the other day,
    & was impressed with how thick the metal was on it.

  3. geomechs geomechs Member

    I love this style of truck more than the ’64 and up models. Maybe it’s the masocistic attitude of constantly bashing my knees into the door frame. Of course I’m also very partial to the eyebrow hoods of the ’60-’61 models. A real stump-puller, even with a three speed. Speaking of which, the 3 spd. is something that’s rather rare out west; the vast majority of 3/4 tons and 1-tons ran 4 spd. transmissions. I might add that the 8 ft. stepside was commonplace out here; Fleetsides were NOT…

    • Howard A Member

      Hi geomechs, that’s odd. In the mid-west, we almost always saw fleetsides and not too many stepsides. Also, 3 on the tree, 1/2 tons were the norm, mostly contractors. I like the stepside, and this style GMC. I think, if properly geared, that V-6 would cruise down the road at low rpms just fine. If I remember, they weren’t a high winding motor, and had a lot of low end torque. While I like the stock GMC gauges, this looks well done. Great truck.

  4. Woodie Man

    I think he means. …..” Billet” dash. New Mexico truck registered in Vermont now in Kentucky. I wish it was in California

  5. Bill Merritt

    Yeah the VT plate is curious and no VT state inspection! I am sure there is a story behind all of this!

  6. Todd Zuercher

    Those “bullet” dashes are the best!

    • Ed P

      That depends on the caliber.

  7. JW

    Had the same year truck but a Chevy shortbed, bought it as a father son project but after discovering more rust than metal had to let it go for half what I paid for it. Would have made a nice pickup if finished. Love this one as is.

  8. Joe

    I understand that the State of Vermont is sometimes used to establish a title and registration for a vehicle sold without a title but must have a bill of sale and recent registration history. Can be done through the mail, even from another State address, as no in-person application required. But vehicle has to be inspected in Vermont within 30 days. Maybe the seller can clarify the title and registration history on this truck?

  9. Ck

    Nice truck ,wish it was a short bed though. Long bed does nothin for me.

  10. RoughDiamond RoughDiamond Member

    That is one cool ’62 3/4 ton Chevrolet truck and I would think is somewhat rare being a 3/4 ton long bed stepside. I love that truck and the owner has obviously invested both money and time in order to make it better.

  11. Clinton

    Love these trucks and will own one soon. I hope in the mean time this will do. It’s above my fireplace

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  12. DepotGuy

    Love these trucks too! I’m in Vermont and have a 67 GMC 1/2 ton stepside SWB with the 305ci V6 and 3speed on tree… it! See pic. Not sure about the VT title/reg thing here….but I do know they don’t really come after ya if ya haven’t gotten an inspection within 30 days….it’s more of a ‘be seen’ thing.

  13. Mark Kruithof

    Question on this GMC I have a similar truck 64, I am looking for the rubber seal that goes between the back bumper and fender. What is it called and where can I find a set?? any help would be greatly appreciated.

  14. Brendan Rideout

    I just came across this article, when doing research on my truck, turns out this is my truck, it has come along way from Kentucky, to make it to New England, the wood in the bed has been tattered by weather, but the truck looks absolutely great in the Delta Green paint job.

    Like 1

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