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Chevy and GMC, Both C and K Model Trucks

UPDATED 5/19/17

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 Here you will find many specs for all 73 - 87 C and K series Chevy and GMC trucks,
and all 73 -87 C and K model Chevrolet and GMC truck VIN#'s deciphered. For Silverado, Cheyenne, Custom Deluxe, GMC Sierra Classics, Chevy Scottsdale, Chevy Blazers, Suburban, GMC Sierras, GMC Suburban, GMC High Sierras, GMC Jimmy, and more...
Motors and transmission and transfer cases, rear axles, including all gear ratios offered during what model years, with what engines etc. Photographs to help you identify your Chevy Truck / GMC Truck parts and some wiring diagrams too. Body parts interchange between model years. Replacement Body Parts available here. Diagrams to help with maintenance and restoration of your Chevy truck as well. RPO (Regular Production Option) Codes too, for available options offered by Chevy and GMC over the years.

Take some time to look around, you'll be glad you did. There is a lot of Chevy and GMC truck info here. My links page has many, many, links. Some of them are my SPONSORS, so please visit their sites. They help keep my pages here for you, FREE. Bookmark this page now before you forget!
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Update - 5-20-2017

I started my site in 1998 as an AOL Member page, back when they gave you a whole 5mb of space to host as many pages and pictures as you could (so that is why many of the original pictures here seem tiny). By 1999, I moved here, to a new .com site. Much has changed in my life, and online since then. When I started this site my truck was my hobby. I had big plans. Well, life got in the way, and none of them panned out, but I do still have my 77 Chevy K/20 and my 80 GMC K/25. Both have been sitting for the past 13 years, and I have not done anything to the 77, and I pulled the hood and fenders off the 80 GMC, and nothing else. I bought a 61 Willys pickup, with plans to put the body on the 77 Chevy chassis. That is still the plan, eventually. The 80 GMC has a Jasper motor with less than 20,000 miles on it. It also has an NP205 transfer case in it, and the trans also has less than 20,000 miles on it. THAT engine trans and transfer case combo is going in the 77 chassis, eventually.

Today I own and operate Smith Brothers Services. We sell, install, and service Meyer snow plows. We work on all plows, and sell and install truck accessories, and do a little welding and fabrication. So while I now work on few if any 73-87 Chevy trucks, I always get to work on and see all the newest from all truck manufacturers. They have come a long way. Some good, some bad. I did a used plow install on an 85 a couple of years ago, so I will add some pics here. Many parts for these trucks are finally getting scarce. JC Whitney sells less than half of the parts for these 73 - 87 Chevy / GMC trucks compared to what they used to sell. Prices on most (body) parts have skyrocketed. I added new links to parts on JC Whitney, because they have an odd search feature that makes it hard to find parts, strange I know. For instance, they list headlight bezels as "headlight door". Why, I have no clue, but I added the link to the bezel, calling it a bezel, because it is a bezel, not a DOOR. The pickup box front panel, they just call "body panel", gee, can you be more vague? I have always preached when looking for info online, the more specific you can be, the more specific the results of your search will be.

While I do not really have the time, as time allows, I am going to try and update my site here, and remove all the dead links, and add what new things I can add.




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This new layout may seem overwhelming, or confusing, but I hope it makes it easier for you to find the 1973 - 1987 Chevy and GMC Truck information you need. Use the Search Feature!

My Sections

Body & Chassis Parts ID Electrical
Body Parts - Interchange between years. Cooling System Fuse Box Diagrams
Typical Factory Options Decal Fuel System Plow Light Wiring Schematic
Prone to rust? - Typical areas. Rust - Page 2 Auto trans ID TRAILER LIGHTS
Replacement Body Parts Sources Drivetrains Transfer case pics, axle pics, trans diagrams, hub pics, etc. Headlight Schematic - added tail light schematic too.
1980 GMC Bed swap Engine Specs - Bore, Stroke, Bored out displacements, HP ratings, torque ratings... Light Bulbs, Fuses, & Circuit Breakers
Chassis Lubrication Points Dana 44 Front Axle Under Hood Wiring
My 77's Tilt Nose GM 10 Bolt Locking Hub Wiring Supplies
FAQ About Rust Repair
Replacing Rusty Body Parts
Dana 44 front hub, without locking hubs installed.
Replacing Front Axle Ball Joints (4wd)

73 - 87 Chevy Truck Specs.

Projects & Restorations
Rancho RS9000 Shocks V8 Engine Casting # Location A Couple of Ohio Boys are doing a frame off restoration on two trucks at the same time. Seventeen pages worth of Chevy truck restoration!
My 77's Custom Rear Bumper 78 - 87 Mirror 1977 4wd Chevy Monte Carlo
Pickup Tailgates Pickup Tailgates - Page 2 Dana 44 External Mount locking front hub Custom Body Swaps- Things to consider before you start cutting and welding
Super Swampers RPO Codes - Regular Production Option list Rob's 4wd Conversion
Headlight Bezels Model Year Differences - What year is it? 2wd to 4wd Conversion - Is it worth it?
New Bed Assembly & Install 14 Bolt GM Axle 1980 GMC Bed swap
Body Lifts VIN # PLATE LOCATIONS New Bed Assembly & Install
Front and Rear Suspension Fastener Torque Value Charts 73 - 78 VIN #'s & trans/ t case / axle combos including gear ratios. 1980 GMC K/25 Restoration
Chassis Specs - Frame Dimensions 1979-80 VIN # DESIGNATIONS
Lube Points 81 - 87 VIN # DESIGNATIONS  
Reference Stories


Model Year Differences Eric's Ramcharger Simple Mods
HARDWARE AND SUPPLIES Scranton Simple Mods 2
Towing Procedures & Specs Fishing Stories Ultimate Chevy?
Engine Specs.- Displacement, HP ratings, Bored out displacements, etc.. Worst Stuck MY WAY- Some of what I've learned.
RPO Codes -
A list of Regular Production Option Codes


Chevy Mods
RPO Decal Chevy Truck Crossword Puzzle Body Lifts
Tools - Unusual tools, handy tools. Chevy Truck Discussion Forum
Misc. Info Shop For Chevy Truck Parts  
Adjustment Procedure For NP 203 Fulltime Transfer Case Shift Linkage.




What's New 

GM Light Duty Truck Service Manuals cover the following models: C/10, C/20, C/30, K/10, K/20, K/30, P/10, P/20, P/30. (C= 2wd pickups, cab n' chassis, and Blazer / Suburban, K= 4wd pickups, cab n' chassis, and Blazer / Suburban, and the P model line is Chevy Vans. GM considers anything 1 ton or under to be a "Light Duty" vehicle.

So if you plan on restoring a car or truck, get your hands on a factory service manual, you will not be disappointed!

Click On A Book

These are the REAL books you NEED and eBay has them.

7/7/07 Fluid Film is awesome. Spray it inside of body panels like doors and tailgates
to prevent rusting from the inside out. It can be used to undercoat trucks.
It has literally hundreds of uses.

5/9/05 A Couple of Ohio Boys are doing a frame off restoration on two trucks at the same time. Seventeen pages worth of Chevy truck restoration!

7-11-03 Alan's 1988 GMC K3500 Rear Bumper

7-7-03 Alan's 1988 GMC K3500 Home Made Front Bumper

5-21-03 Replacing Front Axle Ball Joints (4wd)

5-21-03 Front and Rear Suspension Fastener Torque Value Charts

4-19-03 Updated Headlight Wiring Schematic - Added Tail light Wiring Schematic

4-19-03 Just a reminder to try the Search feature in your quest for info here!

 4-8-03 New Bed Assembly & Installation




3/16/02 Wiring Resources  

3/10/02 Restoration Resources


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= ?  Rob's 75 K/35 Project - Converting 2wd to 4wd! (well, sort of...)


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