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VIN number help(newbie bonehead)

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bcrewcaptain, May 27, 2004.

  1. bcrewcaptain

    bcrewcaptain Registered Member

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    I know its been beat to death but I've having trouble decoding the vin for the truck I just purchased, can anyone help me out with this?according to the glove box tag the vin is ckd18af132172...a few of the numbers seem to match but I can't make them all make sense...sorry for being a bonehead, and thanks in advance
     
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    ckd18af132172

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    c - chevrolet
    k - 4wd
    d - 250 6 cyl
    1 - 1/2ton
    8 - Blazer
    a - this is wrong
    f - Flint Michigan(production plant)
    132172 - build number


    The a should be a number to represent a yr of rig.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    [ QUOTE ]
    I know its been beat to death but I've having trouble decoding the vin for the truck I just purchased, can anyone help me out with this?according to the glove box tag the vin is ckd18af132172...a few of the numbers seem to match but I can't make them all make sense...sorry for being a bonehead, and thanks in advance

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    C Chevy
    K 4WD
    D 292ci I6 1976+
    1 1/2 ton
    8 Blazer
    A model year (1980 I think)
    F Flint, MI assembly plant
    132172 serial # of manufacture

    Looks like a 1980 4WD Blazer with an inline 6. Is that what you think the truck is?

    -- A
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Beat me to it. I would assume the "a" is really an 8 and he has a 1978 blazer /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    Well, 1981+ uses "B" for 1981, so I'm guessing that "A" comes between "9" for 1979 and "B" for 1981.

    Acha! Chuck says that "A" is 1980 as well.

    OBTW, I didn't know the I6 was available that late.

    -- A
     
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    OBTW, I didn't know the I6 was available that late.

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    The I6 was as early as 73 that i've seen, maybe sooner, but i haven't seen one earlier than 73.
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    To answer myself, I see from the Brochures stuff that the 250ci I6 was still available ca. 1980! Presumably the 292 was an upgrade from that /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif

    Looks like the I6 was dropped in 1983, leaving the 305 the low-end powerplant.

    -- A
     
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    Yep, that sounds about right /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Chevy paperwork for 1969 lists the 250 as the base engine for the Blazer; both the 250 and 292 are listed for the Suburbans for '69.

    -- A
     
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    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    cool...don't know to much about the 1st gen stuff as I've only owned one and didn't have to do any work on it cause it was in perfect condition. Wish I still had it /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
     
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    hey, I'm not doubting anyone...I'll post the pic in a sec...its a 79/80 the best I can tell(waiting on the title) best I can tell it came with the 6..it has a 350 in it now that I'm still trying to ID as of now...
     
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    You can get engine ID's at Mor Tec /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    ok...here are the pics...any thoughts?
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    Nice looking rig....and that would be a 1980 /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    bcrewcaptain Registered Member

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    well...that was the "before" pic...there has been a bit of a change over the last week....went a little bit albino on me....
    are the pics working 1st time on here?I seem to be having trouble posting them

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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    GeoCities doesn't let you link from external sites, but even if you do a [ url ] thing rather than a [ image ] thing here, they seem to get pissy about it. I'd switch to Webshots or sign up for membership here and post in the member's gallery.

    -- A
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
    ok..I'm an idiot, I had to do that already...lemme try this one again...hahaha
    ok..here is the before and after

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    ok..I'm an idiot, I had to do that already...lemme try this one again...hahaha
    ok..here is the before and after

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    Is this one an '80? I thought 1980 models had square headlights and the 73-79 style hood? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    see my reason for confusion without the title yet?haha
    and a vin for god kno /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gifws what
     
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    IIRC, 1980 was the anything-goes year, where you'd see leftover parts from '79, or the new stuff, mixed and matched on any given truck in weird and new ways.

    -- A
     

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