Has anyone ever seen a Truck like this??? GMC Topkick Conversion

Discussion in 'Medium-duty Truck Forum' started by Michael87r, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Michael87r

    Michael87r New Member

    Hello,
    I'm new to the fourm, and in need of a little assistance... Has anyone ever seen a Truck like this ???
    Trying to do some research but I can't seem to find any info. on them. I'm particularly interested in the White & Blue Ones... The Red one is similar, and I thought it might help jog someones memory...
    Here are some pics... Just can't figure out who did the conversion or if they are Factory Builds... If they are convesions, What were they called ??? All three are 1992 GMC Topkicks w/Cat 3116, Eaton Fuller 10's. Except the red one. It has a 13 speed. Other than that I'm at a stand still... Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    92 GMC TOPKICK 0042 75%.jpg 1101667290lb.jpg GMC Topkick_12.jpg
    VIN on the White One: VIN 1GDM7H1J3NJ501495

    Thanks for your time,
    Michael Maglio

    Contact info.
    Phone: 727-424-8564
    E-mail: 87shredr@tampabay.rr.com
     
  2. BluBurb89

    BluBurb89 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Welcome to the site. I think that if you google 'toterhomes' or '5th wheel tractors' you might find out what the proper name for what these are called is. I saw tractors like this pulling small team race trailers and some just towing huge 5th wheels. A company in Indiana used to make the conversions for 'over the road' drivers that wanted a bigger sleeper for semi's but they also had a line for F650s and Topkicks. Look under sleeper conversions; sorry don't recall the name of the company.
     
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2010
  3. Michael87r

    Michael87r New Member

    Thanks for the info. I did some searching today for a bit but did'nt come up with much. Contacted a man in Janesville at a Chevy dealer ship near where the truck was originally manufactured. The Chevy plant has since closed, but he's also trying to help out a little... if you hear or see anything else please contact me...

    Thanks again for your input...
    Michael
     
  4. BluBurb89

    BluBurb89 Rockstar 100 Posts

  5. silveradotrailblazer

    silveradotrailblazer Epic Member 5+ Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

    With the economy the way its been alot of those conversion companies have closed down. Hopefully one of these companies has survived.
     
  6. Enkeiavalanche

    Enkeiavalanche Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 5000 Posts

  7. Greg84

    Greg84 Rockstar 100 Posts

    Monroe truck equipment out of Monroe, WI does conversions like that.
     
  8. Michael87r

    Michael87r New Member

    Well gentlemen, Still haven't figured this one out... Tried Raodmaster Truck & Truck Sleeper, haven't heard back though. Maybe by the begining of the week. Also in answer to "Greg84"... I originally thought the same thing, But Monroe said no not their truck either. I thought for sure it was a monroe. Just wanna thank everyone for the help. Someone knows something about these trucks, just have to find him...

    Keep the feelers out for me boys, let me know if you uncover the mystery... ???
     
  9. Michael87r

    Michael87r New Member

    Well gentleman... THE SEARCH IS OVER !!! The Builder is Dennis Schwalbe of "Schwalbe Trucks..." To everyone that helped a very big thank you for all your help !!! Looks like i'm on my way o miami to pick up my new rig...

    Thanks again for your input...

    Michael
     

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