Ice, Ice Chevy

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FROM Lauren Heartsill Dowdle   |  

January 3, 2014 |

Ice TruckDo you ever worry your truck won’t start when it’s below freezing outside? What about -40 degrees Fahrenheit?

That’s what temperature Canadian Tire tested their truck at, according to a Yahoo! auto article. The group stripped the chassis bare on a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500 and then rebuilt it using massive blocks of ice. Thus, they created the Ice Truck — a fully drivable pickup composed of ice. It is even adorned with an ice air freshener.

Driving Ice TruckWith help from Iceculture — a leading ice construction company — they used 14,000 pounds of ice, welding it rigid to help prevent cracking, and they added extra coolant so the engine didn’t melt the ice too fast.

And guess what — it worked.

They drove this mobile ice sculpture about a mile, averaging 12 mph.

I’m guessing they didn’t install heat.

Watch the behind-the-scenes story of how this truck came to be here.

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