I was at the store the other day and saw a truck that looked about perfect for my purposes. It was a chevy 4x4 shortbed, the guy said it was a 1988. It had 1500 on the side. I am going to plan on getting a truck like this in the future. Can somebody tell me what years were the same as this one. Were there any years or specifics to stay away from? What do the various abbreviations for similar trucks mean. I had a 67 ford, I currently have a 89 yota. Never had a chevy. The chevy would be big enough and strong enough to do some work,yet not as long as an aircraft carrier. The one I saw really didn't look that much bigger than my toyota. I can't crawl around in the woods looking for firewood as well in a long truck. And my toyota won't pull a horsetrailer. Thanks.