GMC Trucks

GMC Signals Repair Workshop
New arrival - with Ben Hur trailer

We have a new truck. A GMC With a ST5 M30 Signals Repair workshop body. 

GMC Signals Repair workshop
GMC Signals Repair workshop

The workshop came as you se it with the Ben Hur trailer. In the Ben Hur trailer is a 3.5 kw Gen set.
Bench grinder from the US it’s on its way home.
On the right hand side of the workshop is a shelf that is mounted on rubber shocks, and the radio repair and setting sets are placed on the shelf.

Inside the mobile workshop
Inside the mobile workshop

Stowaway onboard!
Stowaway onboard!

Inside the mobile workshop
Inside the mobile workshop

A GMC CCKW -353 750 gal Gasoline Tank Truck
A new addition to the fleet. Acquired at auction in Holland.

This was the only tanker built in significant numbers for and to be used by the U.S. Army Ground Forces in World War 2.

Gasoline Tank Truck
Gasoline Tank Truck

GMC CCKW 353 Cargo Truck 1944

This vehicle was purchased in 1997. Since it has been at Debach, it has had it’s engine fully reconditioned and new canvas has been fitted.

GMC CCKW 353 Cargo Truck
GMC CCKW 353 Cargo Truck

GMC CCKW 353 Cargo Truck
GMC CCKW 353 Cargo Truck

GMC CCKW 353 Bolster Truck 1945

This vehicle was purchased in France in 2003 and it needed restoration. The odometer registered less than 2000 miles on the clock and having looked at the brake drums the honing marks from new are still visible. We have to assume that this is the correct mileage.
The bolster truck was used to carry the M4 floating bridge. This is a pontoon bridge. These bridges enabled vehicles to cross large rivers such as the Rhine. The truck has a slip pole trailer attached to the rear of the truck and the unit could carry 2 halves of a pontoon and planking for the roadway for vehicles to cross the river.

GMC CCKW 353 Bolster Truck
GMC CCKW 353 Bolster Truck

GMC CCKW 353 Bolster Truck
GMC CCKW 353 Bolster Truck

GMC CCKW 353 Compressor Truck 1941

The compressor truck has now been restored (2012). The restoration started in autumn 2009. The truck chassis, engine, gearbox and brakes have all been restored and painted. Work has begun on the cab. The floor in the cab is in a very poor state. The Le-Roi compressor that is mounted on the back of the GMC chassis is powered by a 7.7 litre four cylinder Le-Roi petrol engine. Restoration hasn’t started on the compressor yet but the engine has been started and the compressor pumps air.
The compressor truck is operated by the U.S. Army Engineers. The equipment that goes with the truck is as follows:-
Paving breaker
Rock drill
Clay spade
Nail driver
Chain saw
Skill saw
Wood boring drill
Water pump
Grease gun
Tyre pumping equipment
At the moment, we are missing a sheet pile driver and a chain for the chain saw – have you got any of these?
All these tools would assist the engineers in making and repairing bridges, railway lines etc.

After Restoration
After Restoration


2009 - 2012

Before Restoration
Before Restoration

Chassis Restoration
Chassis Restoration

2012 - the compressor at work on the Farm
2012 - the compressor at work on the Farm

GMC CCKW 353 Motorized Workshop 1943

This addition to the collection arrived in May 2011. This rare vehicle is only one of very few known survivors. It is still fitted with it's original lathe, hydraulic press, grinder, drilling equipment etc. and is powered by it's own on-board generator. There are numerous other implements which are still being 'investigated'.

GMC CCKW 353 Motorized Workshop
GMC CCKW 353 Motorized Workshop

Motorized Workshop
Motorized Workshop

Motorized Workshop - Inside
Motorized Workshop - Inside

Motorized Workshop - Rear View
Motorized Workshop - Rear View

GMC Blood Bank Truck

1943 GMC CCKW - originally used to transport human blood during World War II

GMC Blood Bank Truck
GMC Blood Bank Truck

GMC CCKW 352 Cargo Truck with 7 set

Another addition to the Debach fleet. This vehicle belongs to Darren, a volunteer with us and is subject to an ongoing restoration in our workshop.

Darren's GMC CCKW 352 Cargo Truck
Darren's GMC CCKW 352 Cargo Truck

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