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What Year

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k5 bray, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. k5 bray

    k5 bray Registered Member

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    What year could this truck be it says it is a 85 and the listed vin number says that too but they didnt use that grill in 85 or did they
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    looks like a grill off of an 80 model. Not sure on exact years, but i had an 80 with that grill.
     
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    that is a 80 model grille,

    the fenders and bumper are also from the 80-older era
     
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    Proly just what he had hanging around after he smashed it all up in a drug bust running from the cops in a flood with child pornography in the back. I'd snatch that one right up!!
    (clean looking truck, i like that fender/grill style better than the 85's grill anyways!) /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Looks like a 79 or 80 front end.Did you notice it's listed as a K10? /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif
    Don't think I'd trust that one. /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  6. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    It's definitely the pre-81 body style and the rectangular headlamps were only offered as an option in 1980. The real problem with that ad is the pic vs. the VIN, the VIN is 17 digits in length which was 81 and newer. Also, the interior is consistant with 73-80 trucks so I doubt it's an 85 with an earlier front clip.

    My guess is whoever puts together the ads for that car lot mixed the pics and descriptions of 2 different trucks.
     
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    Hood is wrong too.
     
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    Concur. That is a 1980 Chevy Blazer. I have a 79 and is almost identical to mine. 80 was the last year for the wrap around trim and plus if you look at the steering column it has the vacuum actuated cruise control on the blinker. Could be one of 2 things, they mixed it up or they bought a vin plate and title and threw it on this one since it was either lost or irrecoverable or was stolen at one point in time. /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    With out a dout the front end (at least) is a 1980 Silverado. Silverados were the only trim models that got the square headlights in 1980. All the other trims got the round head lights.
     
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    [​IMG] Just doesn't look like a 85 to me.
     
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    I dont know when the door panels changed, but those panels look different than my 87 ones.
     
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    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Actually the square headlamps were part of the chrome grille option so the truck didn't have to be a Silverado, it could have been a Scottsdale, etc.. I'll agree that by far the majority were Silverados. Stupid point but I just thought I'd throw it out.

    Any way you cut it though, that truck looks sweet. It appears to be clean and straight with a nice interior. I'd buy it. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    Vin shows 85 with a 5.0 liter V-8. Thats 305 right.
    Vin plate on dash was required 1980 and newer. Check the Federal sticker on door or B pillar, where door latches, it will have vin. Also check glove box? Hunt for frame #.

    I am with the other replies not an 85.
     
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    I am gonna say not an '85. It has the early dash, cruise control, bumpers, grill, hood/fenders, the long torpedo AC compressor, and an NP203.
     

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