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Is a Sierra Classic 35 a 1.5 ton?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Rolled, Aug 7, 2003.

  1. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    I found a parts truck that has a 35 on the badge and also has a couple Camper Special emblems on it.

    If this is > 1 ton, what makes it so? The rear looks like a 14ff with a sway bar. I could not see anything else that would make the truck different from other 1 tons.

    Whats the deal?
     
  2. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    I could be wrong but I believe that GMC used the 15,25, 35 designations while CHevy used 10, 20, 30.... The swaybar would be correct for a camper special and it should be a normal 1 ton with more HD rear leaves/shock and addition of a swaybar and possibly also heavier duty leaves/shocks in the front
     
  3. Rolled

    Rolled 1/2 ton status

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    Of course! That did not even cross my mind at the time. I think I'll leave the rear and just swipe the hydroboost, dual bat system, and the tach /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  4. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    1 tons were the only trucks that could get the rear roll bar, at least '85-86, FWIW.

    What year are you looking at?
     

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