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Is the 6th digit in the vin the ton rating for '83 burb?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by jimmy88, Sep 13, 2002.

  1. jimmy88

    jimmy88 1/2 ton status

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    Is the 6th digit in the vin the ton rating for \'83 burb?

    Like 1 = 1/2 ton, 2 = 3/4 ton and 3 = 1 ton? Is this the same for most years?
     
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    Re: Is the 6th digit in the vin the ton rating for \'83 burb?

    according to my lmc catalog yes those numbers are for the ton rating or series is what it says it only says 1=1/2 ton but i would assume 2=3/4 ton and 3=1 ton. hope this helps. later.

    jacob
     
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    Re: Is the 6th digit in the vin the ton rating for \'83 burb?

    My 1987 factory service manual agrees. However, my 1974 factory service manual shows the 4th digit as the one used for that desgnation. So somewhere along the way, the format of the VIN was changed. /forums/images/icons/mad.gif
     
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    Re: Is the 6th digit in the vin the ton rating for \'83 burb?

    In 1981, they changed the VIN length from a 13 digit VIN to a 17 digit VIN. So the 6th place is the ton rating on a 80's vehicle.
     
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    Re: Is the 6th digit in the vin the ton rating for \'83 burb?

    or look at the sticker in the glove box, if its still there.
     
  6. jimmy88

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    Re: Is the 6th digit in the vin the ton rating for \'83 burb?

    Thanks guys. It in an auction and didn't say tonnage but did give the vin. The #2 in the six digit and the height of the truck agree with it being 3/4 ton.
     

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