Within the desolate setting of Antarctica, when mechanics Bob Sawicki and Toby Weisser weren’t at their jobs sustaining a fleet of snowmobiles on the U.S. logistics hub there, they handed the time by constructing a motorcycle-like snow car out of junked components and trash. As authorities workers, they had been forbidden to make use of any new gear on their aspect mission. As an alternative, they acquired the engine and monitor from a totaled 1981 Ski-Doo Elan and, apart from nuts, bolts and gas hoses, every little thing else from savvy dumpster diving.
Utilizing pipes salvaged from a recycling bin, Sawicki and Weisser fabricated a body, with a bent crowbar because the brake and a tent pin because the accelerator. The emergency brake is an previous ice ax, and a few ice screws welded to the body function foot pegs. It has two chrome tanks that was hearth extinguishers; now one incorporates gas, and the opposite feeds compressed air to a salvaged air horn. The aged engine performs modestly properly, doing 30 to 35 mph on the snow—however that’s fairly good for 99.9 p.c post-consumer content material.
Time: 120 hours
Two Extra Insane Automobiles
To construct his high-riding snow plow, Colorado welder Rex Bailey mounted tires from an agricultural sprayer onto an previous Dodge 3500 Cummins diesel pickup truck and used a business plasma cutter to create spokes, axle mounts and the truck’s rear finish. The Yeti’s wheels are 76 inches excessive.
Time: 2,600 hours
The Snow Monster
The Snow Monster
Builder Lars Erik-Lindberg’s scorching rod consists of a fiberglass Mannequin T duplicate mounted on the body of a Volvo Duett station wagon, powered by a Chevy V8 engine. Beneath, Erik-Lindberg put in the tracks and suspension from an Arctic Cat snowmobile, permitting the car to cruise throughout the frozen lakes of Sweden at 100 mph.
Time: 400-500 hours