Daryl Gushee's Ford Snowbird


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By bshoesey - 6 Years Ago

Daryl Gushee's 1928 Ford Snowbird ConversionThis is a featured page

This is a 1928 model A Ford with a rare Snowbird conversion. I purchased it from George Shaaf in September 2007. This is a beautiful snowmobile and runs as good as it ever did.
I do not know the history behind it but maybe someone will recognize it and can tell me more.
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Part of the conversion is removal of the fenders and cutting the bottom of the doors to allow track clearance.
The bogie assembly is pretty much a permanent part once on the Ford. It takes a lot of work to convert to and from track or tire drive.

http://www.badgoat.net/Old Snow Plow Equipment/Miscellaneous & Off Topic/Slightly Off Topic/Daryl Gushee's Ford Snowbird/GW800H600-2.jpg

The front axle spindles are converted to also hold the skis.
When you want the ski steerage you simply pin them on and remove the front tires.