Ice, Ice Chevy
FROM Lauren Heartsill Dowdle |
January 3, 2014 |
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.
With 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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