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Redfish

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Thanks for the info, but that raises another question. Why did GM change from "K" & "C" to "R" & "V"? Confusing and my initials are RV. Also a recreational vehicle is an RV. It doesn't look like the actual truck changed. I guess this is just a rant. haha
In 1987 they changed to "R" &"V"
How many times I have to tell people it's really a V10. They tell me Chevy never made V10 engine in 87. OK.
Well, technically they are correct. GMC made a V1500 truck, I don't know if Chevy called it a 10 or a 1500. But they surely didn't build a V10 Engine.
 
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oldretiredafguy

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85K304SPD

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Im so confused... haha, glad I dont own one of those... V or R trucks.
 

el chevy

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I agree with both of these 100%

But id like a 91 v2500 suburban.

454, 4L80e.



Edit:

Owning a rare 1987 squarebody 1500 pickup truck with tbi fuel injection would be dope af, too.
Like this 87 tbi with 62,000 miles un touched
 

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I wish it was the 350 but it’s a 305 with th400 all original
 

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Grit dog

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That’s cool! Bulletproof big block trans in it! I bet not many little shorty half tons were specd with the 3 speed auto in 87.
 

REVINKEVIN

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1986
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Silverado
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Here’s one you guys might like. I saw this in the parking lot on a big job a few years ago. It’s a double cab, short bed, complete Duramax swapped 86. They swapped the entire frame out with the 2500HD along with the interior. He said it was 550hp with 1100lbs/ft torque.
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Soundmound

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^^ This is awesome^^ Now if they would bring back retro styled trucks like they have with cars, I think we'd all be pleased as punch.
 

REVINKEVIN

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I totally agree. Make that truck and make a short bed single cab with an LT4. I have toyed with the idea of an LS3 6-speed in mine.
 

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