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1st Gen vin decoding help...

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by BillyTungsten, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. BillyTungsten

    BillyTungsten Registered Member

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    My brother just bought a '69 K5.... doesn't have the truck yet (being shipped) but he has this VIN:

    BKE1495863781

    Is the format incorrect or unusual? He is getting 'invalid' results trying to decode it on the web....

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. ak bandit

    ak bandit 1/2 ton status

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    Here ya go man...I think the first letter is incorrect. Probably should be "K".

    VIN Decoder
     
  3. BillyTungsten

    BillyTungsten Registered Member

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    Thanks for the quick response... but it still doesn't quite work out. The page I am directed to says:

    "All 1967 through 1972 Chevrolet 10 through 30 trucks are identified by this model designation system"

    Isn't a '69 Blazer a K5? Meaning '5' not 10 trough 30?

    'cause the numbers still don't figure.... the example they give is:

    Example: C E 517 03

    Which is a bit shorter than the VIN he was given.

    huh.

    The truck is being shipped from Cali to Alabama right now, and is already paid for... I just don't want him to have any odd surprises.
     
  4. mkmiller

    mkmiller 1/2 ton status

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    Forget the "B" on the frontend, I believe it's a '69 thing. The vin looks good to me K meaning it's a 4wd and the "E" being the engine designation, 8 cyl I believe. I forget what the 14 is for but the "9" is designating 1969 as the year model. All in all, He should be in good shape.
    Matthew
     
  5. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here is what I get out of the LMC catalog

    B - shouldn't be there vin should be 12 characters

    K - 4 wheel Drive

    E - 8 Cylinder

    1 - 1/2 ton 3900 go 5800 GVW

    4 - cab amd stepside pickup box

    9 - 1969 model year

    5 - (I think this is probably an S) Assembly plant S is St. Louis

    863781 - Sequential production #
     
  6. BillyTungsten

    BillyTungsten Registered Member

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    Thanks for the help, you guys rock.

    BTW, this should be an interesting vehicle... PO has a auto shop of some sort and (over) built this truck... apparently a lot of $ and time in the drivetrain. I believe you folks will see some pics (and maybe a new member) shortly.

    Thanks again!
     
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    my 69 has a "b" first.
     

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