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What does it mean?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Never Satisfied, Jan 28, 2007.

  1. Never Satisfied

    Never Satisfied 1/2 ton status

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    I was doing a front gear swap on my rig yesterday, when the guy helping me asked me what "K5" stood for. I felt stupid, but I didn't really know. At first, I thought the K might designate 4-wheel drive. I looked through the site and on the net and have been unable to get a clear answer. Can somone answer my stupid question of the day :thinking:
     
  2. muddermilitia

    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Yes, all K-series trucks are 4X4 and the 5 refers to blazers. But what is a 2wd fullsize blazer called? I have never seen a C-5 emblem on a blazer :dunno:
     
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    That's what I figured, but I wondered about the two wheel drive models also.
     
  4. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    Back in the day when trucks were trucks and the acronym SUV was unheard of...and driving something called crossover would likely get you shot...

    ...K5's were the Blazer/Jimmys. K1x were half tons, K2x were 3/4 tons, and K3x's were 1 tons.

    For Chevy's x=0 while for GMC's x=5. Basically a K10 and a K15 were the same thing.

    4x2's were the same scheme but with a C replacing the K's.

    As far as 2wd Blazer/Jimmy's...I dunno if anyone has proven either way. I remember a good number of years ago we got in a big debate about it on here. The few members with 2wd's managed to come down on both sides of the issue if I remember correctly. Both seemed to have proof that there was or wasn't a "C5".:confused:
     
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    muddermilitia ThatTrazerGuy GMOTM Winner

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    Yea when I got my 2wd blazer like 6 years ago, it had no emblems on it. But the front clip was from a different year, like 73 or 74. In all the books or magazines that I have read about 2wd blazers, they are always called k-5s. I dont know why
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    well yeah.....:doah: everyone knows thats a Vette:bow:

    :haha: :haha: :haha:
     
  7. AJMBLAZER

    AJMBLAZER Better to be lucky than good. Premium Member

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    You know, I thought that as I typed that...


    It's also a BEEEG airplane...
     
  8. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    I had one..

    I owned a bone stock '75 Chevy Blazer 2wd years ago...it had "K5" emblems on the fenders!...guess GM "forgot" about the 2wd Blazers!..its VIN # began with a "C" instead of a "K" though..I wish it was a 4x4,I'd still own it!..:crazy:
     

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