THIOKOL 600 REGRISTRATION PAGE

Mainer

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Worship this 601: 325 original hours.
 

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Bobcat

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Ah yes, I do remember seeing that one last year with its patriotic cleats. The one above it, if it were for sale I suppose you'd have to take ole uncle Jed as part of the deal? :pat:
 

Mainer

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Ah yes, I do remember seeing that one last year with its patriotic cleats. :

Yup. I have a long-term discussion going with the owner. It's an important rig to his family but I think later on down the road there may be an option to be the honorable owner... it could be the centerpiece of the Thiokol museum held in a massive plexiglass cube. :respect:
The closest I have is 400 hours more. More than double this one's life experience!
 

Bobcat

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That 601 on ebay just sold, probably for 10K. :pat: I asked the seller to ask the buyer to come here to register the dataplate and get help on restoration.



PS - I've seen a couple of machines listed here saying their dataplate info is kept private. Why would anyone feel the need to do that? :smileywac
 
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socal4t12

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That 601 on ebay just sold, probably for 10K. :pat: I asked the seller to ask the buyer to come here to register the dataplate and get help on restoration.



PS - I've seen a couple of machines listed here saying their dataplate info is kept private. Why would anyone feel the need to do that? :smileywac


i agree on the dataplate info being entered if known. the purpose of the thread is to document what remaining thiokols are out there, and where they have ended up at. with the info given here from the data plates, we will be able to correctly place the cats in a chronological order as they were built. maybe in the process we will find out some historical information as well (most are old ex-USAF vehicles used to reach remote outposts to keep our country safe,,,D.E.W. line).feel free to block out the license plate and owners face for their security.

IF ANY OF THE OWNERS OF THE CATS PICTURED HERE WITHOUT INFO SEE THIS,,,,PLEASE FEEL FREE TO INCLUDE YOUR CAT IN THE ONLY THIOKOL 600/4T REGISTRY.
 

csteinman

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Owned by the US Forest Service in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.
Primary use is for access to communications sites in the winter.

1963 Thiokol
Model 601
SN 083
Engine SN 9179-L4KL 240ci, 150hp
Ford inline 6
Capacity 2000 lbs
Ship Wt 5460
GVW 7460
Height 92 3/8"
Width 97 1/4"
Length 161"

Purchased from:
Snow Craft Industries
5471 N. Eterson Rd.
Sedalia, CO 80135
800-345-snow
303-791-snow
 

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Mainer

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Thank you for registering... it's awesome when an owner registers his/her cat. The more owners the merrier and the better the history we can get.
 

bkvail

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what is with the MUDFLAPS on the front of a lot of these rigs? Not to mention the HORRID transformations of some of them, LOL! The mudflaps though???

Karin
 

Wyobill

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This 602 - I think - is 1968 model - or that is what I was told - I was also told that it was sold first to Pacific Ulitites - in Calif.
Wyobill
 

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dlmorindds

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1963 Thiokol 602
 

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grizcty

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Dan,

Wow, what a beauty!
You folks on this list, make me jealous. LOL!
The 602 model is what I was looking for.
But could not locate one in Alaska.

This is definitely NOT a Alaskan looking 600 series!
Most of ours, look like they were in combat.
 

Bobcat

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1963 601 SN 122

Model=601
Capacity=2000lb
Serial Number=122
Engine Serial Number=9167-L4KL
USAF Registration Number=63B5549
Inspected By=JG
FSN=2320-987-6860
Contract Number=AF40-604-12043
Shipping Weight=5460lb
Gross Vehicle Weight=7460lb
Overall Height=92 3/8in
Width=97 1/4in
Length=161in
Warranty=3 Months
Ship Date=30Aug1963

I got her from Beehive Telco in St. John, UT. They got her 2yrs ago from an auto service shop in downtown SLC. She obviously saw previous service with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the USAF.


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weatherby

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Here's before & after pics. of my 1963 Thiokol 601 restoration
 

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bighorn

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hello,
i have a thiokol model 602 that i believe was used on the national elk refuge
north of jackson hole wyoming it is #023 manufactured in 1963
ive had it for a while and searched the www for imformation but there wasnt much for quite some time.
i found the registration page for 600 model cats and was impressed ,the fellow named weatherby is kinda handy, his restoration is testament
to a lot knowledge and skill.
i think what you are doing is wonderful
bighorn
ps
no dibs iam keepin it
 

MNoutdoors RIP

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what is with the MUDFLAPS on the front of a lot of these rigs? Not to mention the HORRID transformations of some of them, LOL! The mudflaps though???

Karin

Karen, it keeps the snow from flying up in front of the windshield. the horrid transformations are just there from being to close to the nuclear power plants :w00t2:
 

csteinman

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hello,
i have a thiokol model 602 that i believe was used on the national elk refuge
north of jackson hole wyoming it is #023 manufactured in 1963
ive had it for a while and searched the www for imformation but there wasnt much for quite some time.
i found the registration page for 600 model cats and was impressed ,the fellow named weatherby is kinda handy, his restoration is testament
to a lot knowledge and skill.
i think what you are doing is wonderful
bighorn
ps
no dibs iam keepin it


Just a point of interest. I found that http://www.safetyoneinc.com/ has owners manuals for sale for most of these cats.


what is with the MUDFLAPS on the front of a lot of these rigs? Not to mention the HORRID transformations of some of them, LOL! The mudflaps though???

Karin

I thought they were to keep snow from going over the top of the tracks, keeping the cat on top of the snow rather than diving underneath? They are definitely an add-on.

-Curtis
 

jack frost

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I would like to get one that need's some work no motor or trans.Is it possible to use a 6bt cummins is that to much power?
 

wesley

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:biggrin:I thought I listed mine but I guess I didnt Mine is a 1963 601 original ford 6. I hope to do a full body off restoration some day. For now it gets me around my camp in Big Bay MI in winter. A plate on the engine cover reads: USAF FEG. NO. 63C1363
 

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oldisgold

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registration plate for our "new" Thiokole!!! Can't wait to try it in the snow this week; working on replacing clutches today; snowbound tomorrow!!!
 
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