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91 3500 crew cab

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 84CUCV, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Going to Look at it with my father. Has 5.7. Would that have a 400 or 4l80e? Anything else to look for? thanks for the help as always. mike
     
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    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Should have the 4L80E.
     
  3. 1-ton

    1-ton 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    My 1991 V3500 Crew Cab has a 4L80E. Is the crew cab you are looking at a third generation K3500 or second generation V3500?
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    i have no idea how to tell third generation K3500 or second generation V3500?

    So how do i tell? is one better then the other?

    thx mike
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    That year, "K" is new body style, "V" is old body style.

    The availability of those two has been covered on the boards before, I just didn't pay enough attention to remember exactly. :)

    1 ton 1991 crew cab SHOULD be old body style. I don't believe the SFA and IFS were available same year both w/crew cab.

    Crew cab I parted out was 4L80E/205, I don't believe the 400 was available in light duty trucks after 1990 or so.
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok its a k. old style thanks mike
     
  7. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I don't mean to knit-pic but for the sake of accuracy the truck is a "V" series. From 87-91 trucks with the old body style were R (2wd) or V (4wd) series. The C and K designations were used on the 3rd gen / new body style from it's introduction in 88 on.

    dyeager535 is right, there was no overlap on the crew cabs - old body style thru 91 and the new body style from 92+ (same as Subs and Blazers).
     
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    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Got it thanks
     
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    I did not know this. I guess there was not many cab choices yet when it came to the 3rd generation bodies between 88 and 91.
     
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    Uh......C and K was used for the second gens also. Hince K5 blazers and K10 and C 10 trucks. I think that R and V were the suburban's designation.
     
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    Not on 88-91 Suburbans, Blazers, Crew Cabs... R/V 1500, 2500, 3500 The C/K designation went to IFS in 88
     
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    That's what I thought. Until.........
    Years back I ran across a what I thought was a '91 CC dually 2wd, gray in color. It was a company truck and I mentioned to the kid that it was a nice '91 or older truck. He said he thought it was a '92 but I told him it was a couldn't be. So he pulled the registration and low and behold it said it was a '92! Now I don't recall the VIN or anymore specific data but that still sticks in my head.
     
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    Just to add to the confusion............
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    My truck pictured above is a 1988 Chevrolet V30!.
    The R(2wd) and V(4wd) designations were used exclusively for 1988-1991 old generation Suburbans, Crew Cabs, some Regular Cab Duallies, and some Cab & Chassis', 1988-1991 Blazers used the C/K designations.
    Diesel Dan I bet the insurance company had the year on the truck wrong!, as I have never seen a 92 old generation truck either!
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Who has ever heard of an insurance company getting anything wrong? :haha: Now the registration being wrong is a different matter entirely - may be that the truuck was one of the last of the '91's and titled/registered as a '92, but the 'R" and 'V' were for '88 - '91's AFAIK.
     
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    My 91 blazer was classifed as a V10. My 90 sub is classified as a V2500 and both vehicles are old body style.
     
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    This is a most recent shot of my V3500.

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