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Old 8th June 2010, 13:57   #16
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thanks for the insight.

BTW This uses a completely different differential ripped from something, but question is from which vehicle.??

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My observations:

1) Heavy Duty
2)Portal hubs
3)NDMS rubber tires driving the tracks

I expect it is from a UNIMOG or a tractor or something along those lines.

I don't think the entire assembly was taken off a tracked vehicle due to the presence of the NDMS Tires. Also the tires are paired so I expect it to be from a UNIMOG type of vehicle that a tractor.

What vehicle do you think it was sourced from?
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oK! its definitely a Unmog axles.

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can you please give the source of the image of this CJ
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Had to hunt down the link from my history list !

anyways here's the link

Sno Ball Jeep CJ6 Snowcat | SSDutch CJ6 Jeep Blog | Boyink!
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Thanks for the link!

Its mentioned there it was made by Jeep themselves and is not a retro Job.

But i still doubt the claim.
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Thanks for the link!

Its mentioned there it was made by Jeep themselves and is not a retro Job.

But i still doubt the claim.
I second that.
It was indeed a retrofit job.
This is what I found out about the tracked jeep in question.

"The KAM Sno-Ball was developed by KAM Industries, Boise, Idaho in the 1940's.
The first model was produced in 1957. This machine consisted of a double-belt track assembly with dual drive wheels and dual idlers driven by a Cle-Trac planetary differential, connected to the vehicle steering wheel. Any conventional automobile could be converted to an oversnow vehicle by removing the running gear and differential, mounting the chassis over the tracks, fastening the springs to the track assembly axles, and connecting the drive line to the planetary differential. Various models of Jeeps and Chevrolet pickups were converted to oversnow vehicles in this manner. The last models of the Sno-Ball machine were not converted automobiles but were constructed as complete units with aluminium custom cabs and aluminium framing. These vehicles were used extensively in Idaho in the snow survey activity for over eight years."

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Some more info on track conversion kits for Jeeps can be found at this webpage
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Is this the meanest of them all?



Cams hydraulic Chain-drive 4x4, about 7 feet of up OR down motion on each tire:
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Engine is a fuel injected Ford 5.0 V8 out of a '93 cobra mustang, c4 transmission and t-case out of an early bronco.

9" w/ 5.38 gears and ARB air locker mounted in the center (below driver) running chain gears on the ends where the swing arms pivot.

Swing arms are hydraulically controlled individually or together, and there is coil spring and shock suspension as well. large chains running inside the swing arms turn hummer gear reduction (2:1) hubs at each wheel. tires are 39.5".

The steering is linked through the swing arms as well and the steering box is mounted just infront of the axle below the driver.

body construction is steel tubing (mostly DOM) and the total weight is 5900 LB.

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Looks Smashin. I wonder how the engine is able to coup up with those heavy foots.

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