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Differences in '87-'88 K1500?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by rcpd34, Dec 3, 2006.

  1. rcpd34

    rcpd34 Senior Member
    from MD
    Messages: 688

    It's an entirely different animal. '88 was the first year for that newer body style. It will not even come close to fitting. BTW, the Suburban, Blazer and 3500's didn't go to the new body style until 1992.
  2. 'Rude Dog

    'Rude Dog Member
    Messages: 56

    differences between 87 and 88 chev. trucks...

    The major difference between the 87 and 88 up Chev./Gmc trucks is that GM went to IFS ( independent front suspension) in 1988- no more straight axle in the front- it makes mounting a plow different on the front of the 88 up trucks - I changed over from a 86 Chev. k1500 to a '93 k2500 a few years back, did some "fabrication" to make an old school meyer frame mount work ( no "quick tach" here!!!) If you're handy with cutting torches , and fabrication , It really isn't too difficult to "engineer " a new undercarriage , cannabalizing parts from the old undercarriage , and making the rest- make sure you use hardened bolts, and BOLT the undercarriage to your truck, DON'T weld it on there !!! hope this helps, "Rude Dog