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Old 06-23-2015, 05:47 PM
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This was kind of a fun find A letter from Sir Vivian Fuchs to my grandpa about Rock & Roll.

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jeff, i do believe it is wonderful, you are so willing to take the time and make the effort to share the very rich and fabulous history of the Tucker Sno-Cat and the family that made it all happen, thank you

fyi, 392 is headed home to medford
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:44 PM
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It appears that Sir Vivian Fuchs did not realize that it was Rock and Roll, the Sno-Cat that he drove that The Tucker Corp. bought back. I think we made up for it by having his son Peter drive her up Mt. Hood which is one of the locations where the tested for the Trans Antarctic Expedition.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:37 AM
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Probably the same unit as the first pic in post #15:

Adding others under "Early Tucker Photos" http://www.forumsforums.com/3_9/showthread.php?t=68243
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:46 AM
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Old 06-25-2015, 11:57 AM
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Started a new project yesterday, all the guys are excited!

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They have the vintage fever. Unfortunately it's s chronic diagnosis. It transmits easier than the common cold and lasts much longer!

Communicated from Tucker to person by eyesight ..

Bad news is more competition buying up these relics . Say west!
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Old 06-25-2015, 12:16 PM
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The Meow and Rock & Roll sure did stir the pot . . .
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End of day 2

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hey tucker sno-cat inc., having fun yet? great job of getting #392 apart,

fyi, the machine is a 1955, model 443 and was in the factory, being constructed the same time as County of Kent, Trans-Antarctic Expedition, model 743, #394,

this is one was one of the Buffalo Cats that just hauled home, thought we would share the affliction of the Tucker , all is good out west, mr track addict.

again, tucker sno-cat inc, great to see how well your project is going.
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OK you restoration freaks, watch how this is done. Tuesday we were loading this Sno-Cat on Tuckers trailer and today it is pretty much disassembled. Way faster than I can do. Just for clarification, this 443 is ser. no. 155392. County of Kent Ser. no. 155394, which is the 743 which was sent to Antarctica one year before Rock and Roll, Haywire, and Able. All four made the full crossing and County of Kent was the only one with windows along the sides. In my opinion, the 1955-1956 443's and 743's with the vertical grill bars which wrap around the front corners are the best looking of all the Sno-Cats. So these two cats shared the same floor space and chalk at the same time. There is some real history for you.

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Jeez, You & Marcus &Clyde don't mess around. I could send mine out there and the travel time out & back would be longer than the restoration time!

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Jeez, You & Marcus &Clyde don't mess around. I could send mine out there and the travel time out & back would be longer than the restoration time!
Better take a number Mr. Net, my understanding is that Tucker Sno-Cat Corp. will only be doing a limited run of these restorations. Ferrari does the same thing with a full factory restoration of their earlier cars. I will try to get in line ahead of you if I can pull it off.
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hey jeffsno27, so, what happened on days 3 thru 7 ?
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:22 AM
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Read the book " And on the seventh day He rested"
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Old 06-30-2015, 01:35 PM
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No rest here, I have a couple different hats I wear here at Tucker so I had to take some time to do service videos. Check them out on our face book.
here are some more pics.

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Thanks for the update.

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Amazing progress. New product service line . Vintage restores. Sign me up!
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