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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
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    Jive-Bomber submitted a new blog post:

    Time for a T Bucket Snowmobile!

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  2. denis4x4
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    Somewhere in the back of my mind, I remember a similar build on Monster Garage.
     
  3. Sheep Dip
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  4. Gearhead Graphics
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    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
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    Nice rake on this one. :D
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  7. Rand Man
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    Who remembers the gold age of holiday TV specials?
     

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  8. deucetruck
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    Great Rat Fink Ron!!!
     
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  9. southcross2631
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    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
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    This reminds me of Gene Winfield's Reactor.
     
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  11. steves29
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    I am visiting Yellowknife Northwest Territories...... That thing would be a hoot. Dress warm though.
     

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  12. tubman
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    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
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    How 'bout a Metropolital snowmobile? [​IMG][​IMG]
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  14. Garpo
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    This one looks like fun! SDC13966.JPG
     
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  15. How did you get in the thing??? Crawl through the window??
     
  16. Blownfuel
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    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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  21. banjeaux bob
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    from alaska

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    Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum Fairbanks,Alaska
     
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  22. banjeaux bob
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    the Brooks Stevens museum had a pretty wild snow dragster at one time.
     
  23. junquewerkz
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    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
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    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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