Did you ever notice that every cool TV show from the 80’s had a cool vehicle to go with it? The Dukes had the General Lee, Knight Rider had K.I.T.T., the A-Team had an awesome GMC Vandura , Miami Vice had their Ferrari’s and the list goes on. The Fall Guy starring Lee Majors was no different. Running from 1981-1986 the series followed Colt Seavers (Majors) a Hollywood stunt man who moonlighted as a bounty hunter. Who used his physical skills and knowledge of stunt effects (especially stunts involving cars or his large GMC pickup truck) to capture fugitives and criminals. The GMC pickup referred to was a Rounded-Line 1982 GMC K-2500 Wide side with the Sierra Grande equipment level package. It had a 4-inch lift (Burbank Suspension seven leaf front and nine leaf rear) and 36×16.5×15 inch Dick Cepek Fun Country off-road tires mounted on a 15×10-inch chrome wagon style wheel. The truck also had a custom-made chrome roll bar mounted with 4 off-road lights, and a custom chrome grille guard mounted with 2 off-road lights and a Warn winch. One unusual characteristic was a secret compartment in the truck’s bed, which was used to stash away villains or to hide weapons. This truck and this series holds a special place in my childhood and it really bothers me that it never gets mentioned in the same breathe as many of the other great shows from the 80’s. Below is a tribute video to Colt’s truck showing all the insane jumps that took place during the show’s 5 seasons. Pay special attention at 2:57 🙂
P.S. That’s Majors singing the ever so catchy theme song to the show.