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PostSubject: any Clive Cussler fans here?   any Clive Cussler fans here? I_icon_minitimeFri Nov 08, 2019 2:40 pm

Clive Eric Cussler is an American adventure novelist and underwater explorer. His thriller novels, many featuring the character Dirk Pitt, have reached The New York Times fiction best-seller list more than 20 times. Wikipedia

I personally love his novels, imagine my astonishment when I found out that one of his novels with the most unique car ever build is based on a true story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR0M7KjnJTE
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PostSubject: Re: any Clive Cussler fans here?   any Clive Cussler fans here? I_icon_minitimeSat Nov 09, 2019 6:33 am

I agree; have read many of his novels. All exciting and most based on transportation issues (planes, ships etc.)
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PostSubject: Re: any Clive Cussler fans here?   any Clive Cussler fans here? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 11, 2019 6:43 pm

Quite a few years back when the oil companies were surveying arctic areas for oil in Northwestern Alaska they had something almost a big. Catco Rolligons where used for travel over snow and tundra. They had wheels that looked like sausages but BIG. One crew that landed in Kotzebue back in the late 60s demonstrated how low the contact pressure on the ground was drove right over one of their men who was laying on the frozen ground. He claimed it didn't even crush his pack of smokes.

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PostSubject: Re: any Clive Cussler fans here?   any Clive Cussler fans here? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 11, 2019 7:48 pm

Was that box or soft pack??? Just kidding . Looks interesting.
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PostSubject: Goer Wrecker.    any Clive Cussler fans here? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 11, 2019 8:07 pm

any Clive Cussler fans here? Goer10

I use to drive this back in Germany  1982 or so. Goer Recovery vehicle .
Boom crane  on top 50K winch in rear.   Pivot steer and 4x4  if needed.   Not safe no suspension and bounced. 25k lbs Tires are 6' tall was a big vehicle.
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PostSubject: Re: any Clive Cussler fans here?   any Clive Cussler fans here? I_icon_minitimeMon Nov 11, 2019 11:50 pm

Yep, most heavy stuff doesn't have much in the suspension department. I had a real ride once on a front loader trying to make a quick run on a piece of highway trying to keep from backing up much traffic. Almost threw a half bucket full of gravel on the road or maybe it was trying to buck me out of the saddle. Not a great ride.
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