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VIN Question...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by tweek, Jan 6, 2006.

  1. tweek

    tweek 1/2 ton status

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    the first three numbers/letters in my vin are 1GK......the truck is an 87'. The one stands for the U.S., but according to all the searching (the rest of the numbers/letters make sense) i have done the second numerials should be a GC (Chevy) or a GT (GMC).........so wtf is the GK stand for:confused:


    thanks in advanced for any insite to this:bow:
     
  2. lamberthkp

    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    i dont know man mine goes 1GN but i do know that my blazer was special orderd from the factory in 89 but all my books show GT or GC so i have know idea never noticed until you brought it up. maybe someone will know id like to myself.
     
  3. tweek

    tweek 1/2 ton status

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    yup i thought it was strange, what was special orderd about your truck???
     
  4. lamberthkp

    lamberthkp SITFU Premium Member

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    the moter was orderd with no smog only cats, loaded inside ,and lim slip front and rear, never asked my cuz what all they asked for when it was new i wanted it since i was little and bout it at 19, but everyone who rides in it say's it has alot more power than others thay've road in but dont know maybe there just being nice. but it was orderd not bought off a lot so maybe thats why the vin is like that . ?
     
  5. tweek

    tweek 1/2 ton status

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    i'll buy that...........
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    I have some notes that say other possibilities include:

    1G8 for Blazers/Jimmies
    1GA for vans ("bus"?)

    and

    1GB for "incomplete vehicle" (van for RV conversion, maybe?)

    Can you post up your entire VIN, or at least all but the last six numbers?

    -- A
     
  7. tweek

    tweek 1/2 ton status

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    complete VIN is:1GKEV18K3HF516451

    What i got from my research was:

    1= U.S
    GK= ????
    E= 6001-7000 Hydraulic
    v= 87-91 4 Wheel drive
    1= 1/2 ton
    8= Utility (Blazer/Jimmy)
    k= 350 TBI
    3= check digit
    H= 1987
    F= Flint
    516451= ProductionAssembley Sequence Number

    hope this helps.......
     
  8. Muddytazz

    Muddytazz 1 ton status

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    This is what I got....


    VIN decoding of 1GKEV18K3HF516451
    Country: USA
    Model year: 1987
    Drive: 4WD
    Engine: 350 V8
    Series: 1/2 ton (10/15)
    Body: Blazer/Jimmy
    Plant: Flint
    Serial #: 516451
    GVWR: 6001-7000 hydraulic
     
  9. 70jimmy

    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here ya go!

    1- Made in the good old usa
    G-GMC
    K-GMC MPV Multipurpose passenger vehicle
    E-6001-7000 GVWR/Hydraulic brakes
    V-Conventional Cab 4X4
    1-1/2 ton
    8-utility
    K-5.7 litre V-8 TBI
    3-check digit
    H-1987
    F-Flint Michigan where made
    516451-Sequential production number.

    Not a lot of sources have good info on GMC's
     
  10. tweek

    tweek 1/2 ton status

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    70 jimmy, thank you for the information..........

    what resource did you use???
     

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