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Old 11-02-2012, 10:19 AM   #1
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Greybear and I bought this:

It is in Barrow now but we are working on changing that.

The Perkins diesel was replaced with a Chevy 305, but that wasn't finished.
Our plan is to put in a Ford 4.0. Compact and lighter.

I am hoping to get a 4wd C4 or C5 to put behind it and use the t-case front output instead of the box it has in there now.



And check out the front seat:


Hopefully we will have it ready for hunting next fall.
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Old 11-02-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
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That thing is pretty cool
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Old 11-02-2012, 02:55 PM   #3
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The old-school Steelcase office chair is my favorite part.

Is this thing out in the bush?
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The old-school Steelcase office chair is my favorite part.

Is this thing out in the bush?
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Thats going to be awesome! Keep us updated please!
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Old 11-03-2012, 01:04 AM   #6
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Drive it out on the ice, we once owned a CJ5 that spent it's early life in Nome, it was then driven across the ice to a port where a barge came in and picked it up. Sounds like a road trip!
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Drive it out on the ice, we once owned a CJ5 that spent it's early life in Nome, it was then driven across the ice to a port where a barge came in and picked it up. Sounds like a road trip!
The previous owner never finished swapping in the 305.
He told me it needed a new ring gear and starter, but I can only imagine the condition of the engine and tranny in general.

Even if we did trust it to make the trip to Deadhorse , the gas is over $6 and then we still have to get it down here.
The flight we are working on should be cheaper than all of that by a long shot. I will know in a week or so.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:52 PM   #8
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It's not a job, it's an ADVENTURE! LOL
IF you could get it to Alpine or Kuparuk, there are lots of trucks deadheading back South with no loads, they will usually haul things back for a few $. Food for thought......
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Old 11-10-2012, 11:13 PM   #9
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You guys have too many projects and too much time. I saw that on CL a few weeks ago, but was in Barrow. That would be a fun build once you figure out how to get it down here. Back hauling it would probably be the cheapest. From what I have seen, they are pretty simple systems, just don't plan on getting parts quick and it sounds like sometimes you have to make your own which isnt a major problem, but requires more time, thought, and patience than i have these days. Rubber or steel tracks? Have fun, be careful, and let me know if you need a hand. Would like to learn more about those beasts.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:13 PM   #10
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You guys have too many projects and too much time.
Definitely too many projects, not sure about time as not that many project ever get done.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:11 AM   #11
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The cab is packed full of snow. We are trying to get a hold of Peak to see if they can haul it out on the cat train!
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Well we did it. The rig hit Anchorage Last week.





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They crushed 2 of them in the village I work in last summer along with 3-4 meduim duty trucks and 5-6 lighty duty trucks. Made me sad.
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Greybear condemned them when he surveyed the gravel out here.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:55 AM   #15
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Ok, now your making me sad. I know another guy trying to beat the lead mechanic around to collect parts before they are turned under.

I came acrossed nice project nodwell with trailer in Atqasuk at the dump.
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We were sent a memo saying we can not salvage items from the landfill. I know it has to do with State regs, but that is lame. Recycle, repurpose versus taking up space in a landfill and decreasing its life span.
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That does suck. You would think any effort that reduces waste being pout in the landfill would be welcomed.
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No we have this to add to it. Should be a 4.2L in there somewhere.

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Old 07-25-2013, 10:55 PM   #19
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They let us salvage from the landfill in Seldovia, but it's privatized, or run on contract or something. In fact I just got done trading some stuff I hauled out of the metal pile for two Cushman Tracsters!
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Old 07-28-2013, 01:32 AM   #20
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Cousin of mine has something similar to that. We're using it to build an airstrip at his cabin next summer.
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That is an interesting unit. It looks like the lighter duty version of ours. Safety One shows it about 2,000 less pounds dry weight and only a 2,000 payload.

The muskeg has double boggeys for axle point (16 tires total) and a payload of 8,000 !. You got us on the blade and tilt deck though, those are nice.

I just realize it looks like the drive sprocket is in the rear. Is there no reducing gear box? Just a straight shaft into the planetary diff?

ETA: On a side note, I think the front differential on the trailblazer is about the worst idea ever, second only to distributors on the backs of engines. Bolted to the side of the oil pan, with a jackshaft passing through the oil pan. Had to drop the oil pan and lift the engine to get it out. So much for that weekend.

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I think the Skidozer is meant more for snow operations.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:42 PM   #23
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I think the Skidozer is meant more for snow operations.
Meh, snow/dirt, same difference right? Do you mean to say that they don't use pickup trucks to bulldoze highways??
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #24
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I am sure it will do light dozing, it just is not optimal for that. Just like our Muskeg will do much worse in the snow than the skidozer.
Besides weight, the track design is a good indicator of intended operation.
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So we have the 4.2 mounted. 4L60E behind it.





We got it running last night. The wiring was pretty easy, but it would have gone much faster if the trans had been in park.
Tonight we have to run one hydraulic line and fab exhaust.

Going hunting on Thursday!
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