See more ideas about big trucks, gmc trucks and old trucks. Also in common with gm products of the day astros didnt age well, particularly inside the cab. Chevrolet astro wikimili, the best wikipedia reader. I dont know where any doublebunk astros may have been spotted. View our entire inventory of new or used gmc cabover truck coe trucks. One thing about the gmc line of commercial trucks and vehicles is that they represent various levels of luxury and comfort for drivers with the denali lineup of work trucks and suvs offering exceptional luxury packages. The standard axle used on tandem trucks was a 34,000pound rockwell, and suspension capacities could range from 34,000 pounds up to 65,000 pounds. Browse our inventory of new and used gmc astro trucks for sale near you at. Remembering gmc crackerbox trucks stubby, square, and tough.
The 1960 gmc cabover offerings included the aluminumcab f series and the steelcab l. Jeff luhnow born june 8, 1966 is a former american baseball executive who most recently served as general manager and president of baseball operations for the houston astros of major league baseball mlb. Gmc crackerboxs looking for homes gmc crackerboxs looking for homes posted by largecar3406 tuesday, september 07. By moving the cab forward and over the engine, the truck could be made several feet shorter, and the saved length could be added to the trailer instead, thereby increasing cargo space. Gmc astro cabover used gmc astro for sale in deerfield, new. Oct 02, 2011 this truck has a 400 cummins with a fuller 9 speed and a 4 speed spicer auxiliary.
By greg rourke yes, more big trucks, more cabovers. If gmc would have kept thinking like a truck mfg instead of thinking like an. Louis cardinals in their scouting department from 2003 through 2011, before joining the astros in december 2011. Gmc crackerbox day cab model truck conversion kit includes cab, fenders, interior with seats and dash, mirrors, exhaust stack, airhorn, turn signals, air cleaner, bumper and fuel tanks. Sort by manufacturer, model, year, price, location, sale date, and more. New listing 1984 gmc pickup deserter mpc 847 125 new truck model kit 4. Gmc introduced them in 1959, production was stopped after 1968 when they came out with the astro. Sold alongside the gmc safari, the astro was marketed in multiple configurations, including passenger minivan and cargo van the astro and safari are gm mbody vehicles, using a rearwheel drive chassis. Did gmc put a 12v71 engine in their crackerbox coe trucks.
Interior in poor condition, numerous dings and scratches to faded exterior, stains and tears in interior. Gmc crackerbox gmc trucks, tow truck, towing and recovery, heavy duty trucks. Being an avid fan of semi truck history, i have never heard of these. If gmc would have kept thinking like a truck mfg instead of thinking like an auto mfr who knows where thy could have gone. All heavy duty trucks class 78 gvw 26,001 lbs and greater medium duty trucks class 46 gvw 14,001 26,000 lbs light duty trucks class gvw 0 14,000 lbs. It wasnt intended for highway trucks, it was an industrial engine for euclid, letourneau, power generation, ect. The chevrolet astro is a van that was manufactured and marketed by the chevrolet division of american auto manufacturer general motors from 1985 to 2005. Gmc coe, when trucks were trucks and you were proud to drive one. The all new gmc aluminum tiltcab cruiser is commonly called the crackerbox by truck fans. Also a honey for short turn radius in crowed metro complexes. This is not a project truck that needs work, its ready to roll now. Tandem axle trucks could upgrade to gmc astroaire air suspension, reyco suspension or hendrickson suspension. The fmodel was nicknamed crackerbox, you can see why here. Commercial financing provided by currency capital, llc and loans made or arranged.
In 1980, both trucks were redesigned with a bigger grille. This item is a 1975 gmc astro 95 semi truck with the following. Production came to an end in 1969 with the introduction of the astro, which must have been a day and night difference for drivers. To search for multiple models, simply enter a comma between each model number. Gmc crackerbox day cab american industrial truck models. Gmc v12 general discussion antique automobile club of. Motor is really 333 hp basicly a 318 with bigger injectors rto 12515 transmission, 15 speed, the deep reduction is unhooked right now due to a bad air line from shift knob. The 12v71 came out about the same time as the rest of the vblock 71s. The largest cabover trucks ever produced by gm, the titan and more common astro were introduced for 1969, replacing the 19601968 gmc crackerbox. Ihc dealers usually at least understood that an outofservice truck meant someone wasnt making their wages. Here is some pictures of the double bunk crackerbox tj bought. To select more than one manufacturer, hold down the ctrl key while you click the names. Crackerbox was a good looking truck in its own way but the astro and especially the titan were slick. Diesel engine choices included caterpillar, cummins and detroit diesel powerplants.
Its a neat truck project but now hes think one crackerbox maybe enough. Gmc astro heavy duty trucks auction results 6 listings. After buying the truck, the new owner extended the tractors frame 5 feet and built the trailer from scratch, then later designed the fiberglass nose. This was a vehicle assigned to the police department. Around 1973 they raised the cab on all models, hence the headlights lower in the grille and the skirts on the fenders, and offered larger cummins power at this time sup 250, 290, 335, and 350. The largest cabover trucks ever produced by gm, the titan were introduced for 1969, replacing the 19601968 gmc crackerbox coes. See more ideas about gmc trucks, big trucks and heavy truck. I had a day cab like the one pictured with a 6v71 and when i advertised it for sale in wot i could have sold 20 of them.
And their parts guys knew the product a lot better. Metal parts are pewter and can be polished to a shine. Gmc, coe,s cannon ball snub nose, cracker boxes, an astro 95. This is my 1979 gmc astro95 that ive owned for about a year. Has 12,000 lbs front axle, 22 steel bed, 60 tall aluminum sides with sure lock roll over tarp, 60 ton harsh sassier hoist, new batteries and new rockwell air dryer. Purple wave is selling a used truck tractor in south dakota. Gmc crackerbox 671 detroit diesel 10 spd, running through the gears sold. Jan 21, 2020 the largest cabover trucks ever produced by gm, the titan were introduced for 1969, replacing the 19601968 gmc crackerbox coes. It was parked indoors in a dry michigan warehouse in 1984 until it was rescued by tucker equipment in ohio in 20. Oct 14, 2008 the crackerbox was made very light weight and had front and rear air ride options. Gmc dr860 model with front and rear axle air suspension. Cummings big cam 400 engine, fuller spd transmission, and twin screw rear ends. Actually the gmc 9500 with a short or long nose is even better. You will also need to give the sales person your username on the forum on heaneys gmc cracker box cabover big or teeny just call heaney was their slogan, heaneys was the heavy hauler in victoria 1987 gmc 2004 gmc sierra 2500hd gmc typhon compair ford gmc van payload gmc corp.
The chevrolet titan 90 and similar gmc astro 95 were heavyduty class 8 cabover trucks made by general motors between 1968 and 1988. Home aths discussion forums general discussion gmc crackerboxs looking for homes gmc crackerboxs looking for homes posted by largecar3406 tuesday, september 07, 2010 1. Gmc cabover burnout lick show and shine 2016 youtube. This truck has a 400 cummins with a fuller 9 speed and a 4 speed spicer auxiliary. Browse our inventory of new and used gmc astro trucks for sale near you at marketbook. Crackerbox cabovers cabover trucks were developed in response to laws that limited the overall length of trucks on the highway. Good donor kits for this conversion are the gmc astro 95 or chevy titan by amt. The crackerbox was made very light weight and had front and rear air ride options.
Gmc astro cabover used gmc astro for sale in deerfield. The semi truck history is one built from necessity and some of the quirky, cool, and badass solutions they came up with is on par with what hot rodders did to find speed in the early days. Shop millions of cars from over 21,000 dealers and find the perfect car. Lots of 9500 series gmc astros in the 70s had 12v71 detroit diesels. Gmcs astro story originally begins in the early 1950s. The astro and safari are gm mbody vehicles, using a rearwheel. Nov 04, 2016 remembering gmc crackerbox trucks stubby, square, and tough. Just as we here at hemmings take pride in the hemmings nation of readers, commenters and contributors, our friends across the pond over at biglorryblog take equal pride in their anorak army of readers and contributors, many of whom actually had seat time in the trucks, lorries, utes, semis and buse. Number one with a bullet1987,revenge of the nerds bobby caradine,colt 45 billy dee williams is a corny movie,but fun with some action. Gmc for sale gmc cabover truck coe trucks commercial. Aug 21, 2012 crackerbox cabovers cabover trucks were developed in response to laws that limited the overall length of trucks on the highway. Dealer service was the biggest issue with the gmc, not unlike any gm product of the day. Aug 20, 2014 1965 gmc astro crackerbox towing and auto transporter insurance for over 30 years. Gmc sold a fleet of astros coe with the 12v71 engine to.
The astro and titan would become the final trucks of the type assembled and marketed by general motors, following the 1981 exit of chevrolet from heavy truck sales and the 1986 creation of the volvo gm joint venture. Gmcs dlr8000 is the lightest weight aluminum tiltcab in its class. Truck has 426000 original miles runs and drives great. The chevrolet titan and gmc astro are heavyduty cabover trucks that were manufactured by the gmc truck and coach division of general motors. It was once common to see cabover rigs towering high over american highways. Gm crackerbox barry pazans old time trucks diecast model antique trucks, vintage. Gmc called their all new, aluminum tilt cab trucks the f model, but truckers called them the crackerbox. Offering a wide selection of gmc trucks, vans, and suvs, the gmc brand has a lot to offer hard working businesses and fleets. The largest cabover trucks ever produced by gm, the titan and more common astro were introduced for 1969, replacing the 19601968 gmc crackerbox coes. In particular in canada an 8v71 was good in the west but when you hit ontario and could run an a or b train they could only average about 45 mph on the run from winnipeg to montreal.
Singleaxle astros came standard with a 23,000pound eaton axle with leaf springs. Sold alongside the gmc safari, the astro was marketed in multiple configurations, including passenger minivan and cargo van. Detroit engine was not built or produced until the earily 70s. Cabover trucks w sleeper auction results 71 listings. To select more than one state or country, hold down the ctrl key while you click the names. Tutlebrain i do not think any crackerbox gmc came from the factory with a factory installed cummins.232 1098 738 958 578 342 334 1088 1278 196 371 1473 1488 1547 1615 458 513 107 1563 325 62 547 135 999 1320 1017 277 497 45 195