Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Crew Cabs..........

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by SprinklerGuy, Dec 14, 2002.

  1. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Woodland Park, Colorado
    Does anyone here know when the first crews were built and what configurations? (i.e. Dually only) I have been looking to get out of my new truck for awhile now, since I bought the 87 burb actually. Now I need a truck and always wanted a 4x4 crew cab, not dually, perhaps short bed? 1 ton maybe! What are my odds? Thanks!
     
  2. azblazor

    azblazor 1/2 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2001
    Posts:
    1,953
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Arizona, Phoenix area
    1 ton 4x4 crew cab chevy's started in 77. The 2wd crew cab started in 73 IIRC.
     
  3. 4x4Freak

    4x4Freak 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2002
    Posts:
    792
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lubbock, TX
    There's an old 2wd near my house that looks like it has a 73 or 74 grill.
     
  4. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2001
    Posts:
    4,903
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spokane, Wa./Ione, Wa
    I had a '73 3/4 ton 2wd Crew Cab and a '77 1-ton 4x4 Crew Cab.

    The 2wd had a 350 and a TH350. I believe it was one of the first model Crew Cabs.

    The 4x4 had a 454 with a TH400 and part-time 203 T-case. It was the first year of the 4x4. Based on the original equipment sticker, it originally had a SB400 and came as a full-time 4x4. I'm not sure when they started putting the 205's in...I know they did by '80.
     
  5. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Posts:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BC Canada
    All 77-91 4x4 crewcabs are 1-tons. All are longbox too. Could be had in SRW or DRW in all years. There are older ones, but were aftermarket conversions for logging, railway, and other utility companies.

    I found my 'custom' shortbox version at a logging company auction.
     
  6. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2001
    Posts:
    32,076
    Likes Received:
    55
    Location:
    .
    There are 3/4 ton crew cabs also. Both in 2 and 4wd versions.
    I thought I was looking at a K30 crew cab once while on vacation in Pagosa Springs a few years back, and realized when I got up closer that it was actually a 3/4 ton. And yes, it was a K20, 4x4!!! Had the 10 bolt front, but it was also running a 14FF instead of a SF. Year was in the early to mid 80's.

    There are literally hundreds of 2wd crew cabs in 3/4 ton version, too.
     
  7. SprinklerGuy

    SprinklerGuy Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2002
    Posts:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Woodland Park, Colorado
    Great! I hope to find a "custom" short box too! But a long box will do as well. Thanks Again!
     
  8. u2slow

    u2slow 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 9, 2001
    Posts:
    2,217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    BC Canada
    I know of the 3/4-ton crewcabs... but a 4x4?!

    All crewcabs do use a 1-ton frame however - ran into this when sizing up a 14FF for a regular 3/4-ton. 40.5" perch spacing /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     

Share This Page