Video: The Coolest Chevy Ice Truck You've Ever Seen
Canadian Tire Builds, Drives Truck of Ice to Prove Its New Battery
If you've been into the truck scene for any amount of time, you've probably seen what you consider "cool" trucks, either off-road, street, or custom trucks that really stand out from the crowd. Well, the marketing department of Canadian Tire set out to build a cool truck, literally. In fact, the entire body of this 2005 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is built of ice.
The frame, drivetrain, and running gear are obviously still metal, but modifications were made to support the approximately 14,000-pound weight of the ice body. The frame was welded and reinforced to eliminate bending or flexing as much as possible, as even a small amount of movement could prove fatal to the ice body.
If the mere idea of building a truck of blocks of ice weren't cool enough, the ice sculpture pros at Iceculture integrated LED headlights and taillights -- and even a pine tree air freshener made of ice, for that extra detail touch. The whole project was to prove the winter reliability and ruggedness of Canadian Tire's MotoMaster Eliminator battery, frozen to -40 degrees Celsius, which ironically enough translates also to -40 degrees Fahrenheit. You can watch the commercial featuring the truck, the behind-the-scenes mini-documentary, and the oddly fascinating reverse-melt of the ice truck below.
Source: Canadian Tire