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Overall Lengths
« on: January 01, 2021, 11:11:13 PM »
I can't find the info about overall lengths of longbed trucks vs suburbans.  Some sites say they are within 3 inches of each other and some say suburban is shorter than a c20 even.   Seems to me like suburban would be a good bit longer than a pickup.  Been looking at a couple of 2wd suburbans here and there and I need to know how much longer they are than my 78 c20.  I'm looking at 77-79 suburbans.  Want to know if it will fit in the garage.  Just need overall length.  Thanks!
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Re: Overall Lengths
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2021, 11:14:32 PM »
While I'm thinking about it, what's the weight difference between a 78 C20 and a C20 Suburban.  The 78 C20 I have weighs about 5,100 lbs.  It's got HD springs, 350/400 and kind of middle of the road option wise.
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Re: Overall Lengths
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2021, 07:31:51 AM »
Suburban

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Suburban#Seventh_generation_(1973%E2%80%931991)

Look at the Seventh generation (1973Ė1991) section. Right hand side under dimensions.

Truck

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_C/K_(third_generation)

Couldn't get the link to go directly to this. Need to click on "Did you mean: Chevrolet C/K (third generation)?"
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Re: Overall Lengths
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2021, 11:25:07 PM »
Looks like a 1980 or older fleetside/longbed is 211.4in or 5,369mm long while the short bed is 191.5in or 4,864mm. I knew the short beds were shorter, but not 20in shorter! I was thinking about cutting out and rewelding no more than 8in of the bed and frame. Maybe 10!

The 1981 and newer C10s are a tad bit shorter up front I believe and more aerodynamic because of the tapered in design of the front clip. Correct me if Iím wrong on the front end lengths tho anyone. Thatís how I remember it, but looking up the lengths on Google shows me that even the post-1980 C10s are 211.4in and 191.5in, so I could be mistaken.
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Re: Overall Lengths
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2021, 06:29:47 PM »
Forgot to say: The Suburban is a whopping 219.1in long, just a tad longer than the long bed C10.

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Re: Overall Lengths
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2021, 07:24:06 AM »
Sorry for the slow reply---i've been interested in this lately as well.  i think a van-chassis with 8 foot bed would be a good combo due to a shorter length, but that's a topic for another thread.

According to the gm heritage sheets:

For 83 overall lengths:

shortbed   191.9"

longbed     211.8"

crewcab     244.8"    too long imo

suburban    219.1"         1/2 ton  2wd  4320lbs.       3/4 ton 2wd  4706lbs.

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Re: Overall Lengths
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 07:40:51 AM »
83 blazer   184.8"

van-----short 110 wb   178.2" !!!
            Long 125 wb     202.2"

i don't know about now, but back then you could get a 3/4ton van in a short wb----so a 3/4 ton truck with a length of 178"!

Like i said, lately what's turning me on is the idea of a van cuttaway chassis with a 8" or even longer pickup bed.   This way you get can kind of a crew cab and 8' bed without such a long length.   i think they started doing this in the rv world.

i know we're hijacking at this point, but check out this fascinating link:
https://www.divnick.com/ultruvan/index.html

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Re: Overall Lengths
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 11:07:34 PM »
I apologize it took so long to get back to yall.  It's been a crap month.

Very good info, Thanks Fellas!  Looks like it would fit just fine. ;D
Kenny

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