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The only guide of its kind, the Chevy and GMC Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987 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 arises when the restorer is not aware that a part from a 1977 truck is identical to the ones used for 1973 through 1976 trucks, for example.

So, an interchange part basically is the same part, down to the OEM part number. And when it comes to trucks, were 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 scounting for parts.

Here are a few examples as to how the info on 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.


  • 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
Subject: A parts interchange guide for Chevy and GMC trucks, Blazers, Jimmys, Suburbans and more. PAH Publishing SPGMTK300

  • Publisher: PAH Publishing
  • Author: Paul A. Herd
  • Pages: 304 - B&W photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback, Spiralbound - 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Chevy and GMC Truck Parts Interchange Guide 1973-1987