Ever Seen A Vehicle Made Entirely of Ice?

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Why is this truck made out of ice? Well, it’s a long story, but here goes:

Canadian Tire had a mission: Prove its MotoMaster Eliminator battery could withstand being frozen to -40 degrees Fahrenheit and still start a vehicle. To do that, it utilized a 2005 Chevy Silverado 2500. But this isn’t your average pickup. Taking the concept a step further, Canada’s retail giant decided to strip the chassis bare and rebuild it using massive blocks of ice. With some incredible carving and ingenuity, the team created the Ice Truck — a fully drivable pickup made (almost) entirely from ice.

So, the company (Canadian Tire) went ahead with the process of making and driving an ice truck. But what I like is the attention to detail. Notice the real headlights, ice-carved decals and even an air freshener hanging from the rearview mirror. Once the ice truck was built, Canadian Tire succeeded in driving about one mile.

Here’s how they did it:

 

Here’s the cool look at how the truck melted:

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10 Responses to “Ever Seen A Vehicle Made Entirely of Ice?”

  1. Billybobjoe
    January 6, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    Too bad they could only use it once. It’s the perfect alternative to the snowmobile.

  2. purple bird
    January 7, 2014 at 1:44 pm #

    I wonder if it’s as cold in Canada as it is here!

    • Wise Guy
      January 8, 2014 at 8:16 am #

      No, it’s colder there. Actually, it’s a lot colder there. (We’re warm! We’re warm! ;) )

  3. Avenger Nerd
    January 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm #

    Sweet! In that truck you would really be cool. :) Get it!

  4. Jammer860558 from A.J. and is more popular than julian2
    January 9, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    WOW! this is SOOO COOL!

  5. Wise Guy
    January 19, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Cool. ;)

    • Wise Guy
      January 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm #

      Well, cold.

  6. luke is awsome
    January 23, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    i wonder how much water that would be?

    • Wise Guy (you're not awsome)
      February 4, 2014 at 4:37 pm #

      It would have probably came from big ice blocks in a lake (since there’s a lot of lakes in Canada) and have been shipped to their company, so would have not been measured.

      • Wise Guy (you're not awsome)
        February 4, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

        Oh, and I almost forgot: ;)

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