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Old 06-26-2016, 11:50 AM   #1
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has anyone ever seen this before????

So I found a truck that I'm thinking of buying…. I'm just a little confused on the first letter of the vin. Take a look and tell me what you think. Keep in mind , the owner purchased the truck brand new off the lot and it had a 4x4 front axel…… he swears that he has never changed anything on the truck. what the heck does the T at the beginning of the vin stand for… thanks for your help… Tony
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:02 PM   #2
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Nice to see somebody close by, I'm a few exits above you on 80
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:04 PM   #3
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Nice to see somebody close by, I'm a few exits above you on 80
What year is your truck? you up in Colfax?
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:08 PM   #4
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Re: has anyone ever seen this before????

From GMC Paul's VIN Decoder

T-GMC
C-2WD
E-V8 ENGINE
1-1/2 TON
4-PICKUP
2-1972
Z-FREMONT

510206-SERIAL NUMBER
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Dont know what the T means but I would love to see more pics of your latest find ,you always find good uns .
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:10 PM   #6
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From GMC Paul's VIN Decoder

T-GMC
C-2WD
E-V8 ENGINE
1-1/2 TON
4-PICKUP
2-1972
Z-FREMONT

510206-SERIAL NUMBER

Hey Bro I had no clue on that one… Thanks you . I learn something new every day…..
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Old 06-26-2016, 12:12 PM   #7
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Dont know what the T means but I would love to see more pics of your latest find ,you always find good uns .
Let me see if I can wrap this deal up before I post pictures. I don't want to JINX myself… hahahaaaaaa.
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:49 PM   #8
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My 72 gmc starts with TKE
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:25 PM   #9
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yea, if it's a 4WD I would think it should be TKE, no?
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Old 06-26-2016, 03:35 PM   #10
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Re: has anyone ever seen this before????

That's a 2wd SPID. Even calls for rear leaf springs, you wouldn't see that option on a 4wd. Check the VIN on the frame. Also check the vin on the door, maybe someone just swapped the glovebox door onto this truck.

Edit: I also don't think front sway bars were an option on 4x4's of this era.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:55 PM   #11
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Mines a 1970, I'm in Colfax right off of Placer Hills in between Weimar exit and Colfax market. I live right across from Eden Valley
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:04 PM   #12
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Mine was bought new in colfax!
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:49 PM   #13
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Even calls for rear leaf springs, you wouldn't see that option on a 4wd.
? My 4WD has rear leafs.

edit: not disagreeing that it's a 2WD SPID, just curious about 4WD's not having rear leafs.

2nd edit: just re-read what you wrote, you mean it wouldn't be an option because all 4WDs came with rear leafs?
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Old 06-26-2016, 09:56 PM   #14
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? My 4WD has rear leafs.
Exactly. All 67-72 4wd's do, so it's not an option. Just like you don't see your transfer case on the SPID.
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Old 06-26-2016, 11:44 PM   #15
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Mine was bought new in colfax!
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