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WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« on: April 25, 2012, 01:08:36 pm »
I am new to this site, so I apologize if I am posting to the wrong area.  I am looking to buy just the body of a wide or narrow gauge Bombardier from the 50's or 60's.  Poor condition ok.  Like R12, R18. C12 or C18's, but open to others.

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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 01:23:34 pm »

   Welcome to Northern Tracks, Moosebomber. Where abouts do you live as there might be something around close to you.. How good of a body do you want ??

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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 11:29:16 am »
I live in Washington State.  Body can be in poor condition.

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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 05:53:52 pm »

  Sounds like you are looking for something to use as a pattern to build new...
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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 06:37:34 pm »
Hey OT,  if you're thinking of sending the one Glen Peckford found, I don't think it'll make the trip.
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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 07:33:03 pm »
Ok, time to fess up, and I know you guys might consider what I plan to do as sacrilegious.  I would like to take the body of one of those beautiful classic snow machines and put it on a 28' pontoon boat.  I promise it will look great and will be a great conversation starter about these classic pieces of art.

C'mon, isn't that better that some old body rusting to pieces somewhere in a field??!!!

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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2012, 02:31:56 pm »

  There are two here on the island (NL., Canada.) I'd say if you could get a chain saw, a couple of come alongs, a four wheel drive truck & a trailer, you can have them for free..... 
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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2012, 06:00:38 pm »

  Anyone know how to photo shop a picture ?? It would be nice to have a look at what he has in his mind....
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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2012, 07:07:11 pm »
Thank you. I am in Washington State, so that I probably too far to travel.

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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012, 10:07:51 am »
Thank you. I am in Washington State, so that I probably too far to travel.

  That I know my friend. I was just joking around. I hope somebody close to you will have or know of something hanging around. It would be interesting though to see something like that being married together....


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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2012, 10:51:13 am »
I think it will look pretty cool.  If you only took it out on foggy mornings, I bet you'll here rumors of some kind of lake monster or something. ;D
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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 08:28:24 pm »
If you mount it low enough to put wide tracks down between the pontoons, you would have a real paddlewheel queen. lol. Steering?? Well that may be a concern on a windy day.

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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 05:44:15 am »


   I think it would be nice if someone knew how to chop up pictures & change them around. (photoshop ??). Cranman I guess you'd need some sort of paddles on the tracks instead of cleats. Maybe the steering could be individual brakes on each track (paddle). Just a couple of cents worth from OT.
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Re: WTB body of wide or narrow gauge 50's or 60's Bombardier
« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2012, 08:42:02 am »
If you mount it low enough to put wide tracks down between the pontoons, you would have a real paddlewheel queen. lol. Steering?? Well that may be a concern on a windy day.
Rudders instead of skis? Saw a car/boat setup on tv must of had a pto setup to turn props and used front tires to steer.