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GMC and Chevy Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987

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The GMC and Chevy Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987 covers the following GM Truck models: C10, C20, C30, Blazer, Jimmy, Suburban, Sierra, Custom, 1500, 2500, 3500 and Van. It is the only guide of its kind and can save you big bucks when you're shopping for parts.

How is that possible? you ask?

Well, many parts that came with your Chevrolet or GMC pickup truck were used for other years. The problem occurs when the restorer is not aware that a part from a 1977 truck is identical to the ones used for 1973 through 1976 trucks, as an example.

So, an interchange part basically is the same part, down to the OEM part number. And when it comes to trucks, we are not limited to pickups, obviously. Some of the same identical parts were used in Blazers, Jimmys and Suburbans. So this can get pretty confusing, really fast.

That's why you need to have a copy of Chevy and GMC Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987 every time you're out there scouting for parts.

NOTE: Please refer to the Specifications Tab for a sample page of this excellent parts interchange guide...

Here are a few examples as to how the info in this book is presented. Once you realize the potential, you'll want to order your own copy.

Book Excerpt: 1973-1987 Chevy and GMC Truck Parts Interchange Guide


Part Number: 14034838
Cubic Displacement: 305-ci V-8
Usage: 1982-84 Chevrolet C-10, C20, K10, K20, Blazer; 1982-84 GMC 1500, 2500, Jimmy with 305-ci; 1982-84 Chevrolet G10 or GMC 1500 van with 305-ci V-8.

Model: 4 bbl
ID Number(s): 17080298
Usage: 1980 Chevrolet/GMC Van with 350-ci (M-Code) 4-bbl V-8 without California emissions.

It is important that you know how to decode the Vehicle Identification Number, as many changes in part design will refer to this in the interchanges.

It is also a way to distinguish the various models in the line.

Since a pickup is licensed as a truck in most states, your Chevrolet will have a combination Vehicle Identification and Rating plate, instead of having a VIN plate that will be attached to the instrument panel, as with other GM cars.

This plate is located attached to the left hand door pillar. This changed in 1979, when a conventional type VIN plate was attached to the instrument panel on the driver's side.

This plate is readable only through the windshield.

The GM Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987 is a must have resource for the truck restorer or anyone interested in saving a few dollars to fix their truck!

The quality of this manual's binding has been enhanced. It hasn't been published for quite some time. The Motor Bookstore is proud to stock this manual again.

Subject: A parts interchange guide for Chevy and GMC trucks, Blazers, Jimmys, Suburbans and more. PAH Publishing SPTA348

GMC and Chevy Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987


  • Introduction: How To Use This Guide
  • Engines
  • Fuel Systems
  • Exhaust and Emissions
  • Cooling Systems
  • Transmissions
  • Suspension Systems
  • Steering Systems
  • Rear Axle and Driveshafts
  • Brakes
  • Electrical Systems
  • Wheels and Wheelcovers

  • Publisher: PAH Publishing
  • Author: Paul A. Herd
  • Pages: 304 - B&W photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Years: 1973 - 1987

  • Below: GMC and Chevy Trucks Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987 by Paul A. Herd Sample Page. Copyright PAH Publishing. GM Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987 - Sample Page - 76730

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    January 21, 2015
    Worth the purchase price. Lots of info I couldn't have otherwise gotten.