GMC tractor unit

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GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:57 pm

I thought some of you might like the pic of a GMC 352 I have been making into a tractor unit, although it has a open cab, i plan to remove this and refit a closed cab that I have, I think they are a better looking cab.I cant download the pic on here but there is a tread and pics of it on the HMVF forum.

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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby Fernando Mendes » Sat Oct 08, 2011 9:31 am

Jeep Willys MB DoD dec,16 1942 s/n:196275
Dodge B3-B 4x2 1952 s/n:90099559
CCKW 353 Banjo 1944 s/n:309623
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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:30 pm

Thanks for posting those pics.

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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby Didier A. » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:07 pm

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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:23 pm

Hello Didier

Many thanks for those pics I dont suppose there was any close ups of the brake couplings, and any written info on them, I am interested how the brakes were operated from truck to trailer.

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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby OD cat collector » Sun Dec 11, 2011 1:22 pm

I remember seeing these 6X6 GMC trucks in the Vegetable fields of California up until the late 1970's to early 1980's when they were replaced with "mudder" farm tractors that have tall narrow tires front and rear with creeper gears to pull the semi trailers through the fields for picking the crops.

The trucks usually were fitted with super singles on the rear and I don't recall ever seeing one with a cab either.
Now I wonder what happened to all of these trucks.
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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby dr deuce » Tue Dec 13, 2011 6:52 pm

Some of the trailers back then had vacume brakes that worked in conjunction with the booster. You can actually run the trailer with just one line that is alternately vacume or atmosphere as the brakes are applied. The trailer has a check valve and vacume tank that gets vacume from the truck
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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Sat Dec 31, 2011 10:34 am

Hello Dr Deuce

I dont suppose you have a diagram showing how the one pipe sysyem works on the trailer.The trailer that i have is a 1950s vac over hydrolic. There is still a tank on the trailer but all the piping has gone. I do still have the vac cylinder that works the hydrolic cylinder. Thanks Howard
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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby dr deuce » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:19 pm

send me an email and I will send drawing

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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:56 pm

Hello Dr Deuce

Email has been sent

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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby dr deuce » Sat Dec 31, 2011 7:15 pm

email has been sent back to you with picture and explaination
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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:44 pm

Well here is a pic of my GMC Tractor unit I have been building.Howard
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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby dr deuce » Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:26 pm

Nice!
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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:19 pm

Hi Glad you like the truck, its a bit different, I will post another pic when trailer is finished and marked up,I will hook it up to the truck.

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Re: GMC tractor unit

Postby hwade » Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:51 am

Heres a couple more shots of the truck, just found them. Howard
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