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Offline Swamp Dawg

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Lets see those pictures
« on: July 02, 2006, 05:02:23 pm »



Lets get this forum going by puttin up some of your pictures.
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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 06:16:25 pm »




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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 11:37:33 am »
Mine is obviously not a Bombardier.   ::)

And unfortunately these are not from THIS winter.  We got our first snowfall last night and its not enough to brag about  :'(   This weather is amazingly warm this year.  Never seen anything like it.  We've had rain instead of snow.





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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2007, 11:30:40 pm »
I've currently just got a pile of parts I could show.  I am building my own snotrack/skidder from scratch.  It consists of used agricultural equipment and vehicle parts.  The powertrain is a 70's Subaru 1.6L H4 "Boxer" engine and 3 spd automatic transmission.  Many many hours going into the project and I figure I can build the unit for under $1500 Cdn.


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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2007, 04:22:27 pm »
That sounds like an interesting build.  What kind of track vehicle will it be.

Skurka I'm really liking your snow trac, such an interesting looking machine. Also thats some nice country in the background of the second picture.
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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2007, 08:58:29 am »
Skurka I'm really liking your snow trac, such an interesting looking machine. Also thats some nice country in the background of the second picture.
That would be Scotland in the 2nd photo.  It was taken about 4 years ago.

The background in the first photo is my front yard, taken 2 years ago.

With any luck, there will be some photos about a year from now with it in Iceland . . . but we are still trying to figure out that trip. Actually trying to get part of the trip sponsored by National Geographic and take several Snow Tracs there, meet up with some Icelandic owners and go in search of "gnomes & fairies" as part of a documentary since Iceland is one of the few nations/cultures that embraces those as part of its mythical history.

Here is a very recent photo, just a week or two old, taken in my front yard.  You can see I upgraded the lights, added some mirrors, etc from the earlier photos.


The Snow Tracs are nifty little machines.  Easy to maintain, economical to operate and reliable too.  Its powered by a VW industrial engine, which is very similar to the VW Beetle engine.  It is also one of the only fully tracked vehicles that uses a standard steering wheel.  Mine is configured to only seat 5 people, but that is only because I took out a seat cushion adjacent to the drivers seat where 2 more people would normally sit.  By taking out that seat cushion it opens up a hidden storage area that normally would be under the seat.  It makes it more convenient to use and keeps things from rolling around the inside of the cabin, and I simply have no reason to put 7 people in my unit & frequently have only 1 or 2 passengers.

Here is another little modification I did.  The standard shift knob is plain black, and mine was scratched up an ugly.  I worked with a guy who makes up custom shift knobs for hot rods/street rods and now I have a custom shift knob with the Snow Trac logo embedded into the top.  Just for the heck of it  ;D



Here is a photo of the dashboard.  The steering wheel is actually a rare steering wheel and is the same one used on the VW schwimmwagon.  VW collectors will pay roughly $400 for that steering wheel.  I just think it is ugly.  But given the value, I'm keeping it!  ;D  I've obviously mounted some non-stock items on the dash including a Jeep Clinometer, which is lighted for night use and a portable Magellin Color Meridian GPS unit.  Wiring down the back of the dash to keep the look reasonably clean.  The light swithes on the left side of the dash are also non-stock but most of the switches I used are N.O.S. Hella switches that look like they belong there.  There is a modern switch to control the PIAA roof mounted lights (marked TOP LIGHTS on the dash), I could not figure out how to wire those to an old switch and still get the multi mode beam functionality of those lights.  By the way, the PIAA lights were expensive, but WOW do they throw out a lot of light.

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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2007, 07:28:56 pm »
Here are a few photos of today's ride.

We got lucky and got 12" of snow Tuesday/Wednesday and another 3" of snow last night.







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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2007, 04:48:12 pm »
Your also a good photographer.  Nice pictures with no foot steps in the smooth powder.

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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2007, 04:18:17 pm »
You do have a very nice snowtrac. 8) Thanks for the pictures.

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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2007, 03:44:40 pm »
A friend, and also Snow Trac owner, who lives in Norway sent me 2 photos of Bombardier units you guys might be interested in.  He also posted them on the ForumsForums website were I am a moderator.  This is one of 2 Bombardiers that are used/owned by his friend.  They are used at a resort in Norway and he told me they are the only 2 known Bombardier snowmobiles in Norway.  They are used for tourist transport.

He was told one was a 1965 and the other is a 1970.  Both look identical and both have the rectangular windows that I thought were utilized first in 1970 or later?

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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2007, 10:36:21 pm »
Very good looking Snow-Trac.  Great job on the pictures!

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Re: Lets see those pictures
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2008, 05:24:01 pm »
Putting the old girl to work  in Newfoundland.


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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2008, 11:11:55 am »
The mail must get through.

Check out the wiper motor location.

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« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2008, 04:48:57 pm »
Bombardier on the ice fields.

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« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2008, 04:51:13 pm »