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K5 under another name?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by sapper, Jul 20, 2001.

  1. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    i just noticed something funny. my 82 had K5 on the body visible from any angle. when i got my 89 i noticed that there were no K5 markings but didnt think about it much. doing some part searching i found out that it may have been called a V 1500. can someone explain?

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  2. bigblue

    bigblue 1/2 ton status

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    I am pretty sure the V was started in 87 - 91. If you go to autozone you will have to say that your truck is a V10 instead of a K5. I am not sure why they chose this...
     
  3. Chaz88K5

    Chaz88K5 1/2 ton status

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    no it started in 89...mine is a 88 and its still a K5...just 89-91 changed

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  4. Scooter

    Scooter 1/2 ton status

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    I'm not so sure about that starting in 89. The title for my 87 says V10 for model but still has K5 badges. I believe that they started using the V designation in 87 and started using the 1500 1/2 ton designation instead of 5 or 10 in 89.

    Scot in KC, MO.
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  5. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    When GM went to the new body style for pickups around '88 or so, they took the C and K (2WD and 4WD) designations with the new body style. Since the Blazers and Suburbans were still the old body style, they changed their designations to R and V. [​IMG] Certainly not the first really stupid thing that GM has done over the years. [​IMG]

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  6. sapper

    sapper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    thanks everybody. another mystery solved

    Engineers up!
     
  7. riz

    riz 3/4 ton status

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    <font color=purple> Just another daily occurance here at ColoradoK5.com !!

    L8r,
    . Riz . <a target="_blank" href=http://www.geocities.com/rizmonkey>www.geocities.com/rizmonkey</a>
     
  8. TwoCrowsDesign

    TwoCrowsDesign 1/2 ton status

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    Ah, Autozone and the attendant "Autozoners" I find myself telling the 12 year old behind the counter which selection is next on his computer... by the way V10 is selection 31 on the Autozone system. :-))

    John
     
  9. 90K5

    90K5 1/2 ton status

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    I think its 32 here.......half the time, I don't wait for the people to come out and help me, I just look the stuff up myself...

    90K5

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  10. muddysub

    muddysub 1 ton suburban status Staff Member Moderator GMOTM Winner

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    yeah i think it was 88 or 89 when the body changed. my 89 suburban is a v-2500

    scott,
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  11. 84_Chevy_K10

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    K10 is the one that's highlighted when it comes up, yet they always feel it's necessary to scroll down one to "K10 1/2 ton Sub 4wd" instead of just staying on the pickup like I tell them.

    Tim
    '84 Chevy K10, lifted, loud, fast, and 3/4 ton axles
     
  12. bugs

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    GM must have changed the designation during the '88 model year as my '88 3/4 ton is marked a V 2500.
     
  13. shane

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    The only badging on my '91 is a chevy bowtie followed by a 1500. When I want something I just tell them for a K5.

    Shane

    Never argue with idiots; They will drag you down to their level and beat you up with experience [​IMG]
     

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