Do You Remember The Fall Guy Truck?

by Wes Kibble on July 19, 2010

Probably a better question is who does not remember the Fall Guy? A lifted GMC truck jumping over fences, ponds and who knows what else. I mean really, whas there any other shows in the 80’s that had better action than the Fall Guy, Dukes Of Hazzard and the A Team? For those that are too young to enjoy the memories, the show was centered around Colt Seavers (Lee Majors), who is a hollywood stunt man that takes on bounty hunter side jobs. Colt Seavers…what an awesome action hero name! “Dog” has nothing on this guy! His cousin and fall guy in training Howie Munson and stunt lady Jody Banks (Heather Thomas) accompanied Colt in his venture to capture criminals. The show ran from 1981-1986.

Colt’s truck was an early 80’s GMC pickup. Most of the time it was a long box, although short boxes were seen from time to time. The truck was two tone brown and tan with an eagle on the hood and “Fall Guy Stuntman Association” below it. It had the typical 80’s accessories like a 6 inch lift with Dick Cepek tires and chrome spoke wheels. In the bed there was a double tube chrome roll bar with chrome lights on top. Out front was a chrome Warn grille guard with a Warn winch and 2 chrome lights.

Due to the nature of the show, several trucks were used. The majority were 81-86 GMC trucks, but the pilot episode used a 1980 GMC. After destroying numerous trucks, a jump only truck was made. The engine was mounted back almost a foot (mid mount) and the frame and axles were heavily reinforced. You can notice the engine hanging below the frame and mid mount in some of the photos below.

What are your memories about the Fall Guy? Do you have any more photos or videos that we have missed? We are always looking for more information about the Fall Guy truck!

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graham watts July 25, 2010 at 10:30 pm

yup great memories from that show,…
nice page./// wasnt sure if i e-mailed ya before,…i have some cool pics and info on the show/signed autographs and sun visor,
thanks again
graham watts
vancouver bc,canada
see pic at flickr address!


graham watts July 25, 2010 at 10:35 pm

sorry bout that!!…its late.


Wes Kibble July 26, 2010 at 7:04 am

Neat project Graham!I am looking forward to seeing the completed version.


eightman January 13, 2012 at 11:14 pm

nice info here, i remember looking tv with my dad when was a kid. i hope to build one too, but in 1:4 scale RC!


Wes Kibble January 15, 2012 at 3:39 pm

That would be awesome! Keep us informed…would like to do a feature on it when completed!


rakibraj January 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

would like to do a feature on The Fall Guy nice car


martin February 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm

oh my god I’m 66 n still in love with heather Thomas n I’m actually watching the season 1 volume 2 dvd right now. the rock is suppose to do the remake for the big screen but it wont be lee majors n I don’t care who they pic to play Jodie banks they’ll never be another heather Thomas. I don’t even watch tv anymore I own all the 80s tv series magnum macgyer simon n simon and hunter. I have them all except the fall guy which they stpped making after the first season wish I could get the season 2345.


Aaron Washington June 7, 2017 at 7:30 pm

I will be checking my fire stick tonight. Someone, somewhere, has this entire thing and it is posted. That was one of the shows I grew up with.


Curtis Guise June 8, 2017 at 10:38 am

All of the original shows? Let us know if you find them!


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