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#407900 - Tue Apr 29 2008 08:30 AM GMC VIN Decoder
H.I. Offline
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Registered: Thu Jun 02 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: Florida Panhandle
Does anyone know of a GMC VIN decoder? I've done a search in the archives, the tech tips, and Google, but can't find one. There's plenty of Chevrolet decoders, but no GMC. The VIN actually reads and looks like a Chevy VIN, but it has a T at the beginning. Does this "T" mean GMC and that's the only difference? My full VIN is TKE242S522648, which means 72 4x4 V8 Auto built in St. Louis. Only the "T" is unclear. Thanks for the help.
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#408041 - Tue Apr 29 2008 02:15 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: H.I.]
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Registered: Sat May 19 2001 12:00 PM
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Loc: Parker County Texas
That doesn't look like a GMC serial number. What year is the truck? Where did you get the number?
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#408047 - Tue Apr 29 2008 02:27 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: cletis]
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and is it a V8 4x4 [KE]? why do you think it's a GMC not a Chev? someone swapped sheet metal?

Bill
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Some TF series details & TF heater pics & Rust-a-holics Unanimous parking lot
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#408078 - Tue Apr 29 2008 03:33 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: red58]
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It's titled as a 1972 GMC K20. It has a Chevrolet front clip. The vin number I listed is on the glove box sticker that list the options, and the VIN listed is on the metal plate riveted to the drivers side door jamb. You say it doesn't look like a GMC VIN. What is an example of a 1970's era GMC VIN? I agree it looks like a Chevy VIN except for the "T" at the beginning. I can't figure out what the "T" means. I just assumed it is a GMC thing. Thanks for the help.
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#408115 - Tue Apr 29 2008 05:12 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: H.I.]
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actually I think by the 70's Chevy and GMC vins looked quite the same, heading to the standardized modern 18[?] digit VIN .... no ideas on the 'T', and I don't know of any site that'd have any info for the 67-72's, most GMC sites are pre-55, but Jolly might know

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#408118 - Tue Apr 29 2008 05:16 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: H.I.]
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Registered: Tue Mar 14 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: KS
The "T" at the beginning signifies the GMC division line.

http://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/pdf/vincard72.pdf
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#408155 - Tue Apr 29 2008 08:00 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: randy luton]
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Registered: Thu Jun 02 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: Florida Panhandle
I figured that's what the "T" was all about. That is a nice publication you linked to. That would be a great addition to the tech tips section. Thanks to everyone for the help.
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#408714 - Thu May 01 2008 11:48 AM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: H.I.]
John54 Offline
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Registered: Sat Apr 21 2007 12:00 PM
Posts: 59
Loc: Lebanon, OR.
Try going to oldGMCtrucks.com they have a vin decoder page. John
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#408722 - Thu May 01 2008 12:10 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: John54]
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Registered: Tue Sep 18 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 20785
Loc: Castleton-on-Hudson, NY
The oldGMCtrucks.com trucks might help but there is not much information for 1960+ GMC trucks.
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#408771 - Thu May 01 2008 02:50 PM Re: GMC VIN Decoder [Re: tclederman]
randy luton Offline
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Registered: Tue Mar 14 2006 12:00 PM
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Loc: KS
Technically, only 1972 from this list applies to the Stovebolt Page but this info is too
good to not mention again.

1972-2008 GM Passenger and Truck VIN decoding documents.

http://service.gm.com/dealerworld/vincards/


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