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Old 02-08-2006, 10:56 AM   #1
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This is one topic I've never seemed to get a firm grasp on. There'* all this talk about different lettered body styles (A, H, W). What do these mean? I haven't even been able to speculate as to what they could possibly mean? Little help?
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mise well throw some more in there:
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its just a way that GM (and other compaines) developed to link cars among brands....

GM Passenger Vehicles:
A - 64-80: RWD Cutlass/Skylark/Chevelle/LeMans/Malibu/Regal/Special
82-96: FWD Ciera/Century/Celebrity/6000
A Special - 68-80: RWD Monte Carlo/Grand Prix

B - 62-95: RWD Delta
88/LeSabre/Caprice/Bonneville/Roadmaster/Parisienne/Catalina/Impala,etc.

C - Dn-83: RWD Delta 98/Electra
84-Up: FWD 98/Park Ave

D - Dn-96: RWD Fleetwood/Sedan DeVille/Limo

E - Dn-94: Toronado/Eldorado/Riviera

F - 67-up: Camaro/Firebird

G - 81-88: RWD Sedan Cutlass/Regal/Malibu/Bonneville
95-up: FWD Aurora/Riviera
G-Special - 81-88: RWD Coupe Cutlass/Regal/Monte Carlo/Grand Prix

H - 71-79: RWD Vega/Astre/Monza wagon/Sunbird wagon
85-Up: FWD Bonneville/Delta 88/LeSabre

H-Special - 75-80: RWD Monza/Starfire/Skyhawk/Sunbird
(excluding wagon)

J - 81-Up: FWD Firenza/Skyhawk/Sunbird/Cavalier/Sunfire

K - 85-Up: FWD Seville
K Special - 84-Up: FWD Deville/Concours

L - 87-96: FWD Corsica/Berretta

M - 85-Up: FWD Chevy Sprint/Geo Metro

N - 85-Up: FWD Calais/Somerset-Skylark/Grand Am

P - 84-88: Fiero
97-Up: Electric - EV1

P-90 - 1997-Up: FWD Malibu/Cutlass

* - 84-Up: Chevy Nova/Geo Prizm

T - 74-85: RWD Chevette/T-1000

V - 97-Up: RWD Cadillac Catera

W - 1988-1997/98: FWD (GM-10) Cutlass Supreme/Regal/Grand Prix/Lumina
1997/98-Up: FWD (MS-2000) Intrigue/Monte Carlo/Grand
Prix/Century/Regal/Impala

X - 62-79: RWD Nova/Omega/Ventura/Apollo/Phoenix (also the original RWD
Seville)
80-85: FWD Omega/Skylark/Phoenix/Citation

Y - 53-Up: Corvette

Z - 58-69: Corvair
90-Up: Saturn

GM Trucks:
C - All: Full Size 2WD Pickup
Dn-87: 2WD Blazer/Jimmy/Suburban/Crew Cab
92-Up: 2WD Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban/Crew Cab

G - All: Full Size Van

K - All: Full Size 4WD Pickup, including Blazer/Suburban/Crew Cab except
88-91
Dn-87: 4WD Blazer/Jimmy/Suburban/Crew Cab
92-Up: 4WD Tahoe/Yukon/Suburban/Crew Cab

L - 91-Up: AWD Astro/Safari

M - 85-Up: 2WD Astro/Safari

P - Delivery Van

R - 88-91: 2WD Blazer/Jimmy/Suburban/Crew Cab (old-style body)

* - 82-94: 2WD *-10 Pickup/*-15 Pickup/*-10 Blazer/*-15 Jimmy
95-Up: 2WD *-10 Pickup/Sonoma/Blazer/Jimmy

T - 82-94: 4WD *-10 Pickup/*-15 Pickup/*-10 Blazer/*-15 Jimmy/Bravada
95-Up: 4WD *-10 Pickup/Sonoma/Blazer/Jimmy/Bravada

U - 88-96: Lumina APV/Trans Sport/Silhouette
97-Up: Venture/Trans Sport/Silhouette

V - 88-91: 4WD Blazer/Jimmy/Suburban/Crew Cab (old-style body)
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Good listing, Pat!

You saved us all a lot of trouble explaining.
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Pat thank you the best explination of it ever! Good job!
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It means cars of the same body have the same basic structure, and typically drivetrain. H-body for instance: Bonny, 88, and LeSabre. Look underneath, it'* the same. Pop the hood, looks the same in there, too.
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Pat, you are a FREAK. You keep all this up, I'm gonna have you commited.
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Quote:
Pat, you are a FREAK. You keep all this up, I'm gonna have you commited.
Relax, some people live up north where there is nothing to do, such as myself. Not everyone gets to live down south where its nice year round.
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Pat, you are a FREAK. You keep all this up, I'm gonna have you commited.
Relax, some people live up north where there is nothing to do, such as myself. Not everyone gets to live down south where its nice year round.

umm...ya im currnetly in NC....
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It has been kinda chilly here lately. We got sleet Tuesday.
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