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v10 k5 blazer??? wtf?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by texasdocholliday, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. texasdocholliday

    texasdocholliday Newbie

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    I just bought a 1987 chevy k5 blazer and the title says that it is a v10. What gives??
     
  2. K5Chris

    K5Chris 1/2 ton status

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    in 87, they changed the C/K series to R/V.

    R=2wd
    V=4wd
    10=1/2 ton
    20=3/4 ton
    30=1 ton
     
  3. texasdocholliday

    texasdocholliday Newbie

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    thanks!!!! learn something new every day!
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    They had to add the "R" and "V" designations because from '88 to 91 they were selling 1/2, 3/4 and 1 tons in two different body styles. The new body style got the familiar "C" and "K" tags, and the old body style got the temporary "R" and "V" tags. When the last of the old body style trucks was built in '91 the "R" and "V" tags went away.

    Not quite sure how the '87 got the "V" tag...unless it was built pretty late in the year.

    Rene
     

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