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Hello, new to the forum with a recent purchase a 1973 620.  My plans for it are just to keep the way it is for as long as i can. I do plan on changing to a 5 speed trans. Aside from that its basically taking it apart to put back together. I have king pin kit on the way. whatever bushing i can find along with tie rods, center link and tie rod ends. 

A question that i do have is did these trucks come stock with a steering damper or is that more of an aftermarket kit?

My truck has one but I don't know if that is a stock part. i researched it but can't find anything about it.

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The 620 didn't have a steering damper. Have never heard of on on one either. Maybe post a picture of it as well as the rest of the truck.


Unless you do a lot of highway travel or plan to swap a larger L20B into your truck, a 5 speed isn't much good to you.  


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The 620 is light and relatively easy to steer, assuming the king pins are in good shape. If you were off road on rough surfaces a damper could be an asset for stabilizing road wheel input to the steering wheel, but otherwise I don't see the use of it at all.

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