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gopherthis

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:12:48 PM

Canadian Tire had a mission: Prove its MotoMaster Eliminator battery could withstand being frozen to -40 degrees Fahrenheit and still start a vehicle. To do that, it utilized a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500. But this isn't your average pickup. Taking the concept a step further, Canada's retail giant decided to strip the chassis bare and rebuild it using massive blocks of ice. With some incredible carving and ingenuity, the team created the Ice Truck — a fully drivable pickup made (almost) entirely from ice.
When automakers build vehicles, the material used for the bodywork must be extremely strong and as light as possible. Ice isn't either of these things. To create the truck, 14,000 lbs. of ice was needed, causing a few problems: The truck's chassis had to be capable of managing the weight.
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chevydiesel1
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 10:04:31 AM

Looks like a cool ride
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PCWHIZ
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 8:37:38 AM

Very impressive.
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335d1
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 8:03:52 AM

Nice publicity stunt.
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 7:24:21 AM

cool
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 3:24:26 AM

It can be done with Legos, and now with ice. Wonders.
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FlatulenceOdor
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Message Posted: Jan 3, 2014 12:19:33 AM

Repost
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Samo1961
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:54:37 PM

Does it come with a heater.
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:45:32 PM

Interesting, but useless.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:11:44 PM

Useless
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davenles
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 11:10:13 PM

I can't even comprehend that kind of cold.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:59:47 PM

Wow
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dunesfly
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 10:53:19 PM

It would be a real hit here in Ft Myers . . . for a short time.
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danindenver
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:38:03 PM

"because Canada"

Yeah, that sounds about right.

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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:31:32 PM

Neat idea.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 8:07:34 PM

Only another 40 degrees colder to get here.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:53:29 PM

Watched a clip of it reverse melting.. it was cool.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:34:32 PM

Ok
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playtimeCLE
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:10:18 PM

I think this fad of making everything out of ice is starting to go to far. It's cute, but just think of what this guy could do if he put his mind to something useful.

[Edited by: playtimeCLE at 1/2/2014 7:09:49 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:09:36 PM

Very interesting.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 7:06:03 PM

It was a very cold truck to say the least.
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:50:37 PM

I wonder if that could be made in orange popsicle flavor?
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Kamakani
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:23:26 PM

Now how practical is that?
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Message Posted: Jan 2, 2014 6:18:47 PM

just a nother re-post today
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