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MoonFreighter

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GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
« on: November 17, 2016, 04:32:06 PM »
For those who remember the GMC Cannonball, there is a two-part video of a fully-restored Cannonball and trailer.  Well worth watching.  Here are the links:

Part 1:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtG6c2TdAts

Part 2:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnBE-cKePOQ

I am guessing that most members are aware that there are a lot of videos of vintage trucks on YouTube.

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GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
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Re: GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 09:52:26 AM »
Cannonball was my dad's CB handle, although I don't believe he ever drove one.

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Re: GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2017, 11:43:57 AM »
Thanks for sharing the YouTube links . My father drove one and I remember riding with him when I was young . I guess that was when I decided to become a truck driver .

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Re: GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 09:29:42 PM »
I really like the restored Cannonball. In the Part 2, notice some fool passing on the railroad crossing. People ::)

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Re: GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 10:21:09 PM »
Thanks for posting the Cannonball episode, I have searched for one before and never found it. That was pretty cool, if I had known of that show when a kid, would have been my favorite. Gotta like that 59 Pontiac OPP cruiser!

Jim.

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Re: GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017, 02:41:55 PM »

Very cool! I had first read about the show in one of Ron Adams' trucking history books when I was growing up, but had never seen it before. Thanks for posting!

Jon

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Re: GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2017, 04:29:55 PM »
Nice video, thanks for posting. One thing I noticed, you can always tell the guys who never drove truck. When you shift gears, you do not push the clutch petal all the way to the floor, you only push it in far enough to get the shifter out of gear. Pushing the clutch petal all the way to the floor, just wears out your clutch brake faster. Once you've driven long enough you realize you only need the clutch for starting and stopping, everything else you shift off the R's.  :)
Cheers,
Rich S.

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Re: GMC Cannonball, predecessor to the Crackerbox
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