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Old 01-12-2004, 04:19 PM
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Chevy frame identification

ok, is there a way to tell what year a frame is? my pickup is a '67 Chevy but it has disk brakes up front and leafsprings out back. i have come to understand that '67 didn't have disks or leafsprings. its kind of hard to find parts when i'm not sure as to what year parts i need. i appreciate any help i can get. if you need any more information let me know, i'm typing in a rush because i need to go to work right now. thank you, David

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My 67 came wth drum/drum originally, its an easy swap to do. I had a 72 chev PU 1/2 for parts and it was a bolt on. More than likely thats what was done to yours.

Rear leafs were standard in the GMC's and an option on chey's.
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:21 PM
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i thought it might have been something like that also. i just kind of doubt that the guy that did it was capable and willing to do it. this truck isn't really a '67 chevy it's more along the lines of a mix'n match chevy. i'm also being thrown off decoding the vin, i found one site that says it's actually a '71, which could account for the frame i guess. if someone else wants to try the vin, here it is- KS1013726 this is what it is on my insurance. thanks for the help stea.
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1967-1972 VIN Number Codes
Using the VIN you posted:
KS1013726

The Model Number is located on the inside of the glove box door.)
Example: C E 1 09 9 34 J 100001
Chassis Designation (1st digit)
C = 4x2
K = 4x4
P = Forward Control

Engine Deisgnation (2nd digit)
E = V-8 Gas
S = Six Cylinder Gas

GVW Range (3rd Digit)
1 = 1/2 Ton
2 = 3/4 Ton
3 = 1 Ton

Cab To Axle Dimension (4th Digit)
07 = 42"-47"
09 = 54"-59"
10 = 60"-65"
12 = 72"-77"
13 = 78"-83"
14 = 84"-89"
15 = 90"-95"

Model Year (5th Digit)
7 - 1967
8 - 1968
9 - 1969
0 - 1970
1 - 1971
2 - 1972

Body and Brake (6th Digit)
02 = Flat Face Cowl
03 = Cab
04 = Stepside Pickup
05 = Panel
06 = Suburban
09 = Cab, Platform, and Stake Rack
12 = Windshield Cowl
16 = Suburban (Tail and Liftgate)
26 = Custom Suburban (Panel Rear Doors)
34 = Fleetside Pickup
35 = Foward Control (Square Front)
36 = Deluxe Suburban (Panel Rear Doors)
42 = Forward Control Chassis
45 = Forward Control Panel (Round Front)

Assembly Plant
A = Atlanta
B = Baltimore
F = Flint
J = Janesville
N = Norwood
P = Pontiac (GM Truck)
S = St. Louis
T = Tarrytown
Z = Fremont
1 = Oshawa, Ont., Can.

Vehicle Serial Number
100001 = 1st Unit Built
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I'm not sure about Trucks but on passenger cars the vin will also be stamped on the frame somewhere , I know on Tri Fives it's on top of the frame just in front of the rear wheel opening . If you can find that and it matches your vin tag on the body - with the info M&M has posted - BINGO
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im having a similar problem. someone gave me an engine and all i know is that it is an 82. the ID number is CB1161356. can anyone decode that or send me the decoding info for 80's frames. please and thank you
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im having a similar problem. someone gave me an engine and all i know is that it is an 82. the ID number is CB1161356. can anyone decode that or send me the decoding info for 80's frames. please and thank you
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only the last half the vin code is on the truck frames

the serial code

ppl dont seem to understand this concept


on GM full size trucks:

'70 was last year for 6 lug 1/2 ton and all were drum front

all '71-up were disc front and all 2wd 1/2 ton were now 5 lug

most gmc were leaf type G70 rear suspension

and most chevy were coil trailing arm type rear suspension

you either have a '71-up truck, or a '70 older converted to discs

the frame rails on '73-up are a tiny hair wider than '72 older
and also thicker feeling steel than '73-up

i could tell the frame year group by seeing in person but i cant explain it on keyboard.

if you look at the front control arms.... if the control arm shaft bushings are rubber then its a '73-up 1/2 ton front



if they are old greaseable solid caps then its a '72 older 1/2 ton (or a 3/4 ton or 1 ton any year)


the rear leaf spring hangers also differ from '72 to '73 but i cant explain it here....

have to see it myself ..

if the wheel base is 131.5" then its a 73-up
if its 127" then its a 72 older

longbed anyways
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i know my frame is an 82 but what i want to know is, is it off of a GMC pickup or chevy pickup and what model, bed/cab size, and other things like that.
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Frame Serial Number

I have a GMC or Chevy frame with this number on it:C42100152 on the left frame rail ahead of the uuper control arm. Any suggestions as to what this came from? 5 lug, front discs, rear leafs. Currently sitting under my customer's 58 3200 truck. He wants to do a 4 inch lift and I want to use spindles n springs up front. I don't want to play the guessing game with the frame and ordering parts. Thx gentlemen
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