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VIN # Info?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by fireplug, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    Hey guys I'm buying a '75 and wanted to check out the VIN to see how the truck came setup back then. Also I'm buying it unseen and thought that the VIN number seems strange ie. there doesn't seem to be any reference to the build year. Where can I look up the info? For interest sake it is TKY185F510407

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  2. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    The eighth digit of the vin is the year model. Shows to be 75 model.
     
  3. mudslinger99

    mudslinger99 1/2 ton status

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    T= GMC
    K = 4wd
    Y = 350 4 bbl
    1 = 1/2 ton
    8 = Jimmy
    5 = 1975
    F = Assembly plant = Flint
    510407 = Truck Sererial Number


    There you go :thumb:
     
  4. fireplug

    fireplug 1/2 ton status

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    You guys rock! Thanks. Jason.
     
  5. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    You can decode it on my Brochures page -- choose VIN decoder on the left.

    As mudslinger posted...

    Model year: 1975
    Made by: GMC
    Drive: 4WD
    Engine: 350 4bbl V8
    Series: 1/2 ton (10/15)
    Body: Blazer/Jimmy
    Plant: Flint
    Serial #: 510407

    And about all the VIN will tell you is engine and 4wd/2wd. For options, look in the glovebox for the Regular Production Option (RPO) list. Might also be on an inner fender in the engine compartment.

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