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Old 06-25-2012, 12:45 AM   #125 (permalink)
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VINs and internet searches

The VIN is not on the dash. But it is on my old registration.

This web site VIN Decoder for cars, trucks and motorcycles @
tells me the following information about my truck:

World region:North America
Manufactured in:USA
Body style:Club Cab Pickup
Drive type:4WD
Fuel type:Gas
Cylinders:6 Cylinders
Safety restraints:Active(Manual) Belts
Standard options:Power Brakes, AM Radio, ABS (2-Wheel)

Another site that breaks down each of the digits
1GC = chevy, D = Brakes hydraulic 5001 - 6000 lbs, T = 4WD, 19 = - half ton, ext cab, Z = 4.3L V6, X = check digit, M = 91, 0 = Pontiac MI

So the two sites agree on everything with a few differences in the level of detail. The one that is a concern is the 2-wheel ABS. The insurance contact that I have tells me that any safety features that were on the original vehicle need to stay the same after conversion to electric drive.

From what I've read, the ABS did not work all that well to begin with. Making it work (rear only?) may be a hurdle. I won't worry too much about it until I get to it.
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