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History Time for a T Bucket Snowmobile!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 2,992


    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Time for a T Bucket Snowmobile!


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  2. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,842

    from Colorado

    Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember a similar build on Monster Garage.
  3. Sheep Dip
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    Posts: 1,359

    Sheep Dip
    from Central Ca

  4. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 2,743

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Really amazing that there are still Ts and As available in the numbers they are. All this crazy stuff that was bolted to them and they held up all these years. Try bolting that to a Kia now and see how long it lasts
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  5. Here's a couple crazy old sketches, I did for the F.A.S. :) 2527.jpg 1266.jpg
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  6. Rolleiflex
    Joined: Oct 25, 2007
    Posts: 725


    Nice rake on this one. :D
  7. Rand Man
    Joined: Aug 23, 2004
    Posts: 3,336

    Rand Man

    Who remembers the gold age of holiday TV specials?

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  8. deucetruck
    Joined: Jan 8, 2010
    Posts: 591

    from Missouri

    Great Rat Fink Ron!!!
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  9. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 1,956


    My dad used to build them for the commercial ice fisherman on the great lakes. He used model AA trucks and built the skis and the tracks. Then they would build a big box on the back so they could put a wood or coal stove to keep warm and some place to haul their nets. They would take crosscut saws and saw a trench in the ice to drop gill nets .
    He also built a 34 Ford coupe with an airplane engine on it with 4 ski's . It was pretty fast on the ice.
    Worked like a modern air boat. He was pretty inventive for a guy with a 6 th grade education, but a master's in common sense.
  10. rdscotty
    Joined: Sep 24, 2008
    Posts: 149

    from red deer

    This reminds me of Gene Winfield's Reactor.
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  11. steves29
    Joined: Jan 19, 2010
    Posts: 172


    I am visiting Yellowknife Northwest Territories...... That thing would be a hoot. Dress warm though.

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  12. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 3,155


    The first dozen guys with good runnin' 800's would shut that thing down. Never mind the folks with turbo's. Automotive based snowmobiles are too big, too heavy, and too clumsy. It is impressive looking, though.
  13. Bubba1955
    Joined: Jul 8, 2013
    Posts: 442


    How 'bout a Metropolital snowmobile? [​IMG][​IMG]
  14. Garpo
    Joined: Jul 16, 2016
    Posts: 55


    This one looks like fun! SDC13966.JPG
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  15. Carl La Fong
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 2,241

    Carl La Fong

    How did you get in the thing??? Crawl through the window??
  16. Blownfuel
    Joined: Jun 16, 2005
    Posts: 1,166


    I always thought I would build a replica of the Cherry Bomb show car as a snowmobile if I lived somewhere it snowed. Cherry Bomb.jpg
  17. Nope, Doors were sliced above the tracks. So you had to step on the track and then over the lower door piece that was welded in place.
  18. Dang, had to stand in line for gas thismorning o_O:rolleyes: .
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  19. guffey
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
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  21. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
    Posts: 5,418

    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

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    Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Fairbanks,Alaska
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  22. banjeaux bob
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    banjeaux bob
    from alaska

    the Brooks Stevens museum had a pretty wild snow dragster at one time.
  23. junquewerkz
    Joined: Mar 16, 2002
    Posts: 74

    from NorCal

    And here he and his friends are, tearing it up with snowboards - I love this video. I want to build one of these so badly, despite living where it doesn't snow.
  24. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 779


    once long ago, I had the paddy wagon model kit, and saw a pic of the snowmobile attachment. So I found another banjo rear axle, some tires, and some long skis from a Lego set and turned it into a snowmobile. Although I was to unambitious to make the actual tracks.

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