Chevy truck parts that will interchange?

What parts from a 1988 chevy 4×4 will work on a 1996 chevy 4×4? Were stripping the 88 down and wondering what all to keep.

4 Responses to Chevy truck parts that will interchange?

  1. musiclicker November 9, 2010 at 4:55 am #

    I’m a mechanic, I own a Chevy pick up, and that is a tough question even for me. The best thing to do is just keep the "88" and when you need a part, you’ll have it. There are so many parts that will work, it is difficult to tell what to keep, and what not to keep. One way to look at it is; take all the parts that are likely to give trouble, and the ones that are the most expensive to purchase, and keep those. Example: The Radiator, engine, transmission, four wheel drive unit, drive shafts, master cylinder, brake booster, Exhaust system, rear end, battery, seat (if its better than the one you have), heater core, computer (if they are the same) any and all sensors, windows & cranks, and any sheet metal that you might could use. That about covers it. I would look at parts that get used a lot, and are likely to wear out as ones to consider keeping.
    Glad I could help. Good Luck!!!

  2. alk99 November 9, 2010 at 4:55 am #

    as far as body parts….none or very few. engine & drive train probably quite a few will interchange, of course many of the accessories too will fit ac comp, radiator maybe, chances are if the look alike they will.

  3. cuke jackman November 9, 2010 at 4:55 am #

    i agree keep the whole truck and strip as needed… also, stick stuff in the local classifieds to make some cash off the parts that will help you buy parts for yours if needed…

  4. BRIAN R November 9, 2010 at 4:55 am #

    nothing engine no trans no rearend yes but not stong enough so nothing