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V or R ? 1987

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 82diesel, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. 82diesel

    82diesel 1/2 ton status

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    I have a 1987 3/4 ton pickup 2wd is that V or R 20 ?
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    R = 2wd
    V = 4wd
     
  3. 1-ton

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    Actually I think a 1987 2WD is still considered a "C" series truck. The "R" and "V" series trucks did not start until 1988 when the first year of the generation 3 GM trucks where offered.
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

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    Actually I think a 1987 2WD is still considered a "C" series truck. The "R" and "V" series trucks did not start until 1988 when the first year of the generation 3 GM trucks where offered.

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    Wrong. The designations changed in '87.

    My '87 R30 is just that.
     
  5. mountainexplorer

    mountainexplorer 1/2 ton status

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    I have an '87 1-ton 4x4 and it reads as a V series on the title.
     
  6. 1-ton

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    Wrong. The designations changed in '87.

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    I am not saying I disagree with you, but If that is wrong, then why do all aftermarket people always break down their GM truck parts as 1973 - 1987, 1988 - 1991, and 1988 - 1998? Look at all the major aftermarket GM truck vendors like LMC or JC Whitney. They break thier parts down by those years. If the change was in 87, then shouldn't the break down be 1973 - 1986, 1987 - 1991, and 1987 - 1998?
     
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    good theory but in 87 GM (The ones who come up with the designations, not the aftermarket) changed the trucks to fuel injection Hence the change in designation. In 88 the body styles changed, hence the change back.
     
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    Wrong. The designations changed in '87.

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    I am not saying I disagree with you, but If that is wrong, then why do all aftermarket people always break down their GM truck parts as 1973 - 1987, 1988 - 1991, and 1988 - 1998? Look at all the major aftermarket GM truck vendors like LMC or JC Whitney. They break thier parts down by those years. If the change was in 87, then shouldn't the break down be 1973 - 1986, 1987 - 1991, and 1987 - 1998?

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    Because they're going by appearance. Usually I see 73-80 80-87 and 88-91. Mechanically all similar, visually different, and that's what most people see.
     
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    Because they're going by appearance. Usually I see 73-80 80-87 and 88-91. Mechanically all similar, visually different, and that's what most people see.

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    Yes, I have seen trucks listed this way sometimes too, but I just assumed since many parts catalogs cut off at 87 that 88 was the first year of the "R" and "V" series trucks. Also, 88 was the first year of the new body style, so I also assumed that the "R" and "V" series started then, and not a year ealier.
     
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    The easiest way to remember is the R/V are the old body style fuel inj trucks
     
  11. blazerpunk

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    Assume

    A$$ of U and Me
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    The V/R started in 87
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    It was my understanding that GM started the designations in 1987 because they introduced the "New" body style trucks in 1987 as 1988's . They had both truck lines offered at the same time for a few months in 1987 .
    HTH , Tom
     
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    It was my understanding that GM started the designations in 1987 because they introduced the "New" body style trucks in 1987 as 1988's . They had both truck lines offered at the same time for a few months in 1987.

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    OK, now I get it. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
  14. James670X

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    Your truck is an R20
    Old body style GM trucks (s.f.a. 4X4s) from 1987-1991 are referred to as either R for 2wds or V for 4wds.
    The old body style trucks from 1988-1991 consisted of the Blazer, Jimmy, Suburban, and 1tons (mainly crew cabs).
    New body style trucks 1988-present (i.f.s. 4x4s) are referred to as either C for 2wds or K for 4wds.
    I own a 1988 V30 dually (old body style, s.f.a. 4x4)
     

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