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GMC High Sierra???????

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bubba Ray Boudreaux, May 16, 2003.

  1. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

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    Saw one today, 80's model Sub. Was there anything special about it or just a special body emblem to make Cali people feel special?
     
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    High Sierra was a trim grade used during that time period (mine was an 82). Roughly equivalent to a Scottsdale if I remember correctly. I think it went:Sierra(Custom Deluxe), High Sierra(Scottsdale), and Sierra Classic(Silverado). Someone with more GMC knowledge please correct me if I'm mistaken.
     
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    I know Sierra Classic is Silverado, because that is what my K5 is.
     
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    That is right JSH, at least to my knowledge it is
     
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    High Sierra = Cheyenne. One step below Silverado. Scottsdale was 3rd in line, with Custom Deluxe being the cheap truck.
     
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    i have a 77 high sierra with the 77 yellow trim out here, has wood grain cheyenne looking dash with wood grain and well it looks identical to a cheyenne to me, if the SPID label was in it still then i could see if its Z84 code like cheyenne is
     
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    I think the Cheyenne trim grade was dropped after 81 but they kept using the High Sierra badge into the mid 80s so it probably depends on what year you are talking about.
     
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    Absolutely right, depends what year you're referring to. In the '70s, there was a custom, custom deluxe, and then the higher models. In the '80s, a Custom Deluxe was the bottom of the barrel.

    There is something around here that completely explains every trim level but I don't remember where it is exactly.
     
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    By the mid 80s "Cheyenne" was replaced by "Scottsdale"
     
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    well then that means that cheyenne is not Z84 then, i am pretty sure Z84 was dropped around 1980

    Z84 originally began in 67 as CST package
    Z61 and Z62 started out in 67 as custom confort and custom appearance and integrated in 68 into Z62 custom comfort and appearance
     

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