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The Snow Cruiser

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Ryan, Sep 20, 2021.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
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    Ryan submitted a new blog post:

    The Snow Cruiser

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  2. BrerHair
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
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    Thanks for that, great story. I love your macro assessment of the period as much as this specific machine; beautiful take on the big picture.
    Yea first thing I thought was those smooth tires ar a no-go!
     
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  3. Tman
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    I have read about this thing a few times over the years. Very interesting time and story.

    The last deal I saw they went into detail about the ice shelf breaking up and that it probably did drift away.
     
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  4. HAMB Base South!!!
    I am sure the heaters still have fuel and the tires still have air!!!!!
     
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  5. Danekejt
    Joined: May 27, 2012
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    Ran when parked.
     
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  6. moparboy440
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    It's looks pretty big compared to that 37 tudor..
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  7. Ryan
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    If I were one of those "fuck you" millionaires and my wife wouldn't allow me to build a space program, I'd drop a few hundred mil on an expedition with the single purpose of finding this thing. How much fun would that be?
     
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  8. Deuces
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    Pretty neat!... I'm willing to bet that it's still top side under some ice..:)
     
  9. 1952henry
    Joined: Jan 8, 2006
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    I believe Bob Chandler, creator of the Bigfoot trucks, sourced some of these same tundra tires for one of his trucks back in the 80s, fwiw.
     
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  10. Garpo
    Joined: Jul 16, 2016
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    Garpo

    The America and British used Christchurch New Zealand as a staging post for Antarctic projects. There is still an American scientific base here. We saw much of the technology as it passed through. I well remember the old piston engined C124 Globemasters. used to transport men and equipment to the ice. these were slow, so had to leave around 3am in order to make Antarctica in daylight. There was a "point of no return" where a decision had to be made about whether to proceed or return to Christchurch. There was only enough fuel for the trip with vey little reserve.
    Our own Kiwi explorers in 1957/58 used British built Ferguson tractors with only minimum modifications. Definitely low tec. Very different to the Russian machine.
    https://www.news.com.au/national/ns...r-in-1958/news-story/d3b1bd6b5c5e967bf62c160a
     
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  11. Dave G in Gansevoort
    Joined: Mar 28, 2019
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    Didn't a hot rodder build the vehicle in Damnation Alley? Dean Jeffries? Probably could go there...
     
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