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Odd '91

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Alumbaugh, Dec 27, 2004.

  1. Alumbaugh

    Alumbaugh Registered Member

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    Just bought a '91 K5 with a couple of different things about it. It has a 2 headlight system instead of four. 6 lug wheels also. From the factory as gasoline or CNG. Was run as a fleet vehicle with CNG and gas. The grill looks like the military version. Very utilitarian inside (I like it) to include no lights at all in the engine compartment. My guess is they pulled it off of the assembly line for military models and put it into service as a fleet vehicle. Has anyone had any dealings with or seen one of these? Also, 6-lug?(3/4 ton?)


    Happy to have a K5
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  2. R72K5

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    lol some members are gonna have fun with this one

    well 6 lug is factory and correct, no it is not a 3/4 ton lol


    and why would there be lights under the hood ?

    what were you expecting to find under the hood ?

    some members may wish to see you post rpo codes from the label in the glovebox


    good luck and welcome to the forum
     
  3. pauly383

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    That 2 headlight frontend is just like the stripped down crew cabs . Probably just a basic model . As late as the early 90's models people still ordered cars and trucks sometimes , their way , without buying whats on the lot . Some still do . Maybe it came that way :xmas:
     
  4. mrk5

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    The Scottsdale package came with the 2 headlights.

    Sorry, that's all I can offer.:o
     
  5. 79Stomper

    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    That was just a basic model Blazer. Only the Silverado Package( Ithink0 had the 4 headlight system. Chances are it was probably a State Park vehicle or something to that effect. A friend in CA bought a 91 that is similar to what you are describing and his had a roll bar just behind the half cab.
     
  6. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    There was an optional small courtesy/help light available under the hood. It was a small light with a long cord that could be rolled up into a centeral housing (if that makes sense).
     
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    I thought that was on the newer body style stuff?
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    My 91 K5 originally had one (but my strippy crew cab doesn't).
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    My '90 has that. it is actually very useful, but does not come on automatically when the hood is opened. It has a switch and a couple feet of cord. Like a small trouble light.

    As far as the K5, I looked at a couple of those when shopping for my Burb. Government fleet vehicles.
     
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    Hmm.. Never knew they had them on the K5. Learn something new everyday! :)
     
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    rjfguitar 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Sounds like a base model government vehicle. My K5 was a forest service truck but I was lucky and they ordered the silverado package instead of a plain base model.
     
  12. Alumbaugh

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    Mine is the Scottsdale package. Any other differences that you know of, especially drive train?
     
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    '91 will have 30-spline axles front & rear. Also will have the VSS on the t-case (NP241), electric speedo, and probably ABS.

    I'm guessing the grill looks like one on my '91

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Alumbaugh

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    Yes, looks exactly like yours. It's the only one I've seen in my little area. Ignorant question #2: What's the "VSS" on the transfer case (tag says it's it's a 241 A T-case)? Yes on the rear ABS. Don't know about the electric speedo.


    Bruce Alumbaugh
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    Rather than a gear-driven speedo cable & odometer, the '91 has a Vehicle Speed Sensor in the t-case that produces an electric pulse.
     
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    VSS = vehicle speed sensor, it's basically an electric switch on the t-case that sends a signal to the speedo. Like U2Slow said, you should have an electric speedo (90 & 91).


    Edit: crap I type slow. :doah: :D
     

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