You're right, but some people still just refer to both body styles as "chevy
half ton pickup" or some such drabble....and it's then that the
clarification as to "new" or "old" is needed......"new" is "Silverado", and
"old" is "C/K".....
I'm not so sure about that, KJ - - In the days of the "Scottsdale" you could
get anything as an option except 4 headlights. As far as I know, that is
the only thing a Silverado came with that you couldn't get on a different
the silverado was the highest level trim package offered in a C/K
truck. GMC's equivilent I *think* is the XLE.
the trim levels offered (in order, bottom to top) were W/T, Cheyenne,
Scottsdale (all the 88-98's chev's I have ever driven have been these,
including the one I own) and Silverado.
often times the old body style would be referred to as the '1500
classic', and if i remember right, it's actually worded that way on
the logos. the easiest way to tell, is by looking at your front
old body style has a small grille for a tweeter just forward of the
power locks, window, and mirror switches, and a separate round grille
for the midrange in the front lower corner of the door (not applicable
in the 'heater and keys' models, but they will still have a mostly
round midrange grill in the bottom corner)
new body style has one large oddly shaped grill in the lower front
corner of the door covering all speakers
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