Just got this in from Spaulding. GMC "Crackerbox"-includes the cab, interior tub and dash,bumper and bed. Casting is pretty decent, cleanup is required (as you can see). I will sacrifice either a Titan or Astro for this conversion and will post pics when build starts. The kit runs $60.00 item # SS87, but I ordered mine from ebay at same price.
Jim, the details are a bit on the soft side for this and the Powerliner. Strangely tho, the dash is nicely done, the bed has some "wrinkles in the sheet, but the interior lacks any detail whatsoever. It looks as if is just sheet plastic put together. The only details to the cab are the headlites, the GMC logo, and the vents. I will post the details for the Powerliner in that column as well.
Post by crackerboxkid on Nov 19, 2010 9:15:29 GMT -5
Just FYI... 'Not sure how accurate you plan to be with this build, but the "doghouse" in that kit is incorrect. It's more like what you'd find in an older Freightliner. Trust me, I know... I spent a year bouncing around in one of those things at the very beginning of my trucking career. Inside a real Crackerbox, the doghouse (or engine cover) is very low, starting maybe six inches up from the floor at the base of the dash, and then angling upward from the dash back to the forward wall of the sleeper. Also, there is a 1 foot square "control pod" incorperated into the doghouse that contains all of the engine controls, etc. When the cab is tilted, that pod remains attached to the chassis, leaving a hole in the doghouse! Wish I knew how to transfer hard copy photographs onto this site. I've got a bunch of Crackerbox shots that might help you out...