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hello i have a 1984 gmc 4x4 shorty and getting confused about the k10 and k15? i know 2wheel drive is c1500 and 4 wheel drive is k1500. so i`m assuming that i have a k15?
i`m not sure where then 10 comes from thanks
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I'm not sure exactly when the naming convention was changed, but I'll answer as best I can.
Earlier models (up till 1987) used the C and K designations for 2wd and 4wd as you stated. They also used 10, 20, and 30 to represent 1/2, 3/4, and 1 ton vehicles.
Later it was changed to R and V for 2wd and 4wd respectively, and the weight capacity was listed as 1500, 2500, and 3500 for 1/2, 3/4, and 1 ton.
So your 1984 4x4 truck (provided that it's a half ton) would be a K10. If it were a 1989 model for example, it should be a V1500. Same thing, different naming scheme.
This document pertains to Blazers, but should help explain some of this: http://slosh.com/cars/blazer.html
~jp
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Actually, I typed first, and re-read that document later... Read the document at the provided link.
It's not a uniform system for all Chevy truck after 1987... However, your 1984 is a K10.
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ok thank you that make sense to me now that that 10 20 30 are 1/2 3/4 and 1 ton my truck is 1/2 ton,, i thikn i got a steal on it , has 2 new doors 1 new fender , 350 four bolt main ,(350 turbo trans?) has 4" suspension lift sitting on only 1/4 wore 35x14.50x15 ground hawgs got 4 new 31x10.50x15 on factory rims with trim rings and centres, got 7 different transfercases with adaptor plates, extra front (rear end) and extra rear end , with 5 drivshafts ( 3 fronts and 2 rear) and couple of axles. only paid $1500.

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SCORE! Nice Dude!
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Jon Pickens wrote:

    R/V chassis went from 1988 to 1991. They were the designator for the older style trucks in production at that point with the new line of C/K trucks out. Charles
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SPOLIK wrote:

    K-10 Is a Chevy 1/2 ton 4x4.     K-15 is a GMC 1/2 4x4. Charles
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Ahhh long beat me to it, oh well. 10-20-30Chevy 15-25-35GMC
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