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I purchased a 1985 Silverado K20 4x4 and the box is a short box.  Some guy told me that the 3/4 trucks weren't available in a short box.  Yet there it sits in my shop.  Is this true?

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Go into some details,what's the truck got for 3/4 ton stuff?

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Pics?

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Here are a couple photo's underneath and a photo of the truck being wet sanded.  The title for this truck doesn't specify simply states "PU" What would make this a definite 3/4 ton? It is a 6 lug wheel.

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What's the g.v.w.r on sticker in door jamb?back in the day,we had heavy 1/2's,

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I would say heavy half ton.  3/4 ton should be eight bolt hubs

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Probably,my father worked in a parts department for a Chevy dealer,I remember him saying, vehicles came misbadged every once in a while,yno Chevy with gmc hub caps and such

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Got me looking,4th digit on v.i.n. is weight rating,6th is series,1,1/2 ton,2,3/4 ton

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 I was told 3/4 Ton trucks didn't have 8 lugs in 1985, is that true?  Vin is 1GCGC24W0FJ1*****

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They had 8 lugs,your tag shows it's 3/4,8600gvwr,and e rated tires,but it shows 16"wheels,they were only 8 lug then,? different door?if it could only talk,lol

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Thanks for the help with this.  It sounds like it's a 3/4 ton.  Maybe the guy the thattold me 3/4 Ton trucks didn't come in a short box just hasn't seen many of them.  Neither have I honestly.  Yeah, who knows what happens to all these trucks over the years and what has been replaced.  If they could talk. lol

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From memory and you could probably check a leaf spring manufacturer,8 leafs on rear for 3/4,5 or 6 for 1/2

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It's just about all done after restoring.  The paint, after buffing, will look flawless.  All new interior, pw, pdl, ps, pb, completely rebuilt A/C system, rebuilt suspension, rebuilt Auto Trans, rebuilt hubs, rebuilt transfer case.  Runs and drives excellent.  After I badge it I'm going to sell it.  Any idea what a truck like this would go for?

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