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K5 or K10

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Wishbone, Jun 1, 2006.

  1. Wishbone

    Wishbone 1/2 ton status

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    What exactly is the difference between the two?
     
  2. OLD DAWG

    OLD DAWG 1/2 ton status

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    K5 is utility/SUV or Blazer while K10 stands for 1/2 ton pickup with the Ks' designating 4wd(or at least it used to)
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    As far as internally at GM or at the DMV and insurance companies , it IS a K10 . K5 was a badge on the side of the truck .
     
  4. AFUFO

    AFUFO 1/2 ton status

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    Older trucks, as said, K5 = Blazer/Jimmy, and K10 is half ton pickup, K20 is 3/4 ton pickup, K30 is 1 ton pickup.

    Cxx - 2WD
    Kxx- 4WD

    C10-2WD half ton pickup.


    And the C/K thing still goes, at least up till 98-2000 (C1500 K1500)

    However, I dont get what V1500 is? Also heard of an R1500. My carfax says my jimmy is a V1500, So it confuses me.
    Also, The S-10s.. There was the S10 and the S15. I assume the S15 was a 3/4 ton model of the s10? *Shrug*
     
  5. beater_k20

    beater_k20 Banned

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    1987 the designation of the truck switched to R and V. the R trucks being 2wd, Vs being 4wd. in 1988 with the introduction of the new bodystyle, the C and K came back. 87-91 Burbs, Blazers and 1 Tons carried on the R/V designation until they switched to the new body style for the 1992 model year, at which point, the R/V designations were ditched.

    the S10/S15 is a Chevy/GMC thing. the S10 was the Chevy, and the S15 is what is now known as a Sonoma. same truck, different badges.
     
  6. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    K-5 = Blazer/Jimmy on the trucks fender and in advertising . Its considered a K10 in reality . Read the bottom of this page where it says the Chevy Blazer described in this catalogue ( series K10 ) .......

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  7. AFUFO

    AFUFO 1/2 ton status

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    thanks!! That sums all of it up!

    Edit- Dang thats a small image, Cant you blow it up and repost it? Cant read it

    Edit-Nope, cant blow it up, Too low of DPI/Quallity.
     
  8. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    http://www.slosh.com/cars/blazer.html#alphabet

    In short, K5 is a badge on the side of a truck.

    Longer answer: 67-91 Chebbies are called by a chassis number, starting with C, K, R or V, to mean 2 or 4WD and what body style, and ending in a number like 10 or 20 or 30 or 1500-2500-3500 to mean 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton and 1-ton nominal rating.

    Read the web page above. :)

    -- A
     
  9. Wishbone

    Wishbone 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks a bunch! That explains why it states my rig is a K10 on my title.
     
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    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    Sure doesn't explain why my registration says C30 :eek1:
     
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    AFUFO 1/2 ton status

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    Fireplug, What chu driving? Could it be a mutt rig? Mixed assortment of GM parts with an incorrect VIN?
     
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    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    '76 Blazer. Could it be? Yeah I guess. But not very likely. Mind you I've never checked the rivits on the tag...hmmm.

    Edit - just checked it out on another post, every jives, I guess there was just a loss of translation somewhere in the past 30 years.
     
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  13. AFUFO

    AFUFO 1/2 ton status

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    Try putting the VIN into Carfax' free sample, It will show you some specifications.

    Have the parts where the vin is located ever been replaced?
     

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