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Good VIN # Decoding Site for 1st Gens?????

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Greg72, Aug 6, 2002.

  1. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I looked in the LMC catalog, but the VIN decoder doesn't seem to be detailed enough to explain all the digits in a Blazer VIN.....the examples are for Chevy Trucks.

    I also tried that 67-72 Chevrolet Site but didn't find anything Blazer-specific there either.



    Does anyone have a link to a good VIN decoder for 1st Gens?
     
  2. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Got this one from Classic GM sports site http://www.classicgmsports.com/default.htm.At least it has the Blazer listed.Most I've seen don't.
    Oh ya...they're selling doors for only $175.00!I wounder if they are the same as the GoodMark doors?
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    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Which ones right.The LMC says the code for the Blazer body is "6".My VIN doesn't have a "6" but an "8" like the one on the decoder I posted.8=utility body(Blazer).
     
  5. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    See what I mean...? I've found a few decoders, but none of them are 100% convincing.

    I'll keep digging.
     
  6. Blazer1970

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    My Blazer VIN has an 8 also for utility body. The only other things you can tell from the VIN are S for inline 6 or E for 8 cyl. (can't tell which V-8), and the assembly plant. All Blazers/Jimmys were built at 2 plants IIRC, Saint Louis (S) and the other is Flint (F), I think. '72 VINs are oddball, because they have an extra letter at the beginning to denote Chevy (C) or GMC (T).
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    What about a VIN like this:

    BKE149S891150

    I have no idea what the "B" means....my '72 has a "C" in that position..

    K = 4WD
    E = V8
    1 = 1/2 Ton
    4 = Cab & Pickup Box (Huh? On a Blazer?...shouldn't this be an "8")
    9 = 1969 Model
    S = St. Louis
    891150 = Production Sequence number....though they never built anywhere NEAR that number in a single year.... (Hmmm again!)

    See what I mean? If you had to guess would you think this was a Blazer VIN, or a Pickup VIN?

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    chulisohombre 1/2 ton status

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    ive never seen the b in the front on a vin for a chevy.maybe a typo error when they made the vin.sounds funky to me.maybe b means buick for some reason. /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    the '69 was the only year that the vin that used the "B" prefix.the only thing i can think it would stand for is blazer-since it was the first year&to keep it seperate from the truck numbers.who knows? i also think the blazer production numbers are added in with the truck numbers.thats why the number is higher than the blazers produced.your vin is a blazer vin.
     

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