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Well here is the latest addition for my GMC. A nice set of snow chains, but got them just in time for the snow to have melted, oh well just wait till it snows again :-D :-D :-D I am now soooo ready.

I have only just laid them over the tyres but you get the idea.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Those have to be the most aggressive chains I have ever seen ! I have a set of chains with a V shaped bar welded on each cross link for a pickup I used to own but those post/stud's WOW.

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Well I suppose this begs the question as to are they GMC they do seem to fit well so would be probably for 7.50 x 20 and duals as they fit the rears well, war time, post war, and has anyone seen anything else like these ?

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Think I saw some studded just like that on Ice Road Truckers, spread across both tyres, don't ask me what size or which episode though..

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We have a load of them at work, they were used by the Argi's on there Merc powered Reo's - yes Reos fitted with Merc engines

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Well thats one Christmas present crossed off the list then!

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I believe they are post war Norwegian. I got 3 in the storage lockers of a Dodge WC54 i bought a few years back. They came in hesian sacks with a description in Norwegian. I also got a mixed load with the first jimmy i bought in 1999. It was also ex Norway. The Dodge 9.00 x 16 chains fit the Gmc 7.50 x 20 tyres. The picture showing 2 tyres with chains has a Dodge chain on the left and a Gmc chain on the right. If anybody has any i would be interested in buying/tradeing 3 of the sets for duals as i only have the 1 set. It's a real pain to fit a chain to each tyre. Hope this helps, regards David.

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My Norwegian Mans Truck can with snow chains - I gave them away to someone who helped me with my truck - sometimes you can do the most foolish things.

 

Looks great Rich!

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I agree that they are probably Norwegian as I have seen them on an ex Norwegian GMC.

I had a big pile of GMC chains ar one time but not spiked. The council will love you Rich when you tear all the tarmac up.:D

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You will all know where I have been then !!!!!!

 

If anyone has a single front the same style as the rears I have I need one more as I am minus one front.

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Hi R Cubed, i have one of the type you need, i also have one the same but without studs. If either of these are of any use you are welcome to them as i have no use for them. I have a full set of the type with studs. PM or phone me to arrange collection, regards David 01463 751222.

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One more picture, this time the Dodge chain, from the photo's in my earlier post, fitted to a 9.00 x 16. If it helps, the length of the side chain excluding catch is 2250mm. Hope this helps, regards David.

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I'm not volunteering to pick some up from Inverness for the record!
Oh you are just no fun any more Rick!!!!!!!! :D:kiss:

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OPs chains are going to be 99% for ice/hard packed snow... I wouldn't want them on my MVs unless I was off road or worse.

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i have some off those chains,[im only in milford] give me a call 01483 860403 any time after the 4th.....happy new year...best regards Cliff

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i have some off those chains,[im only in milford] give me a call 01483 860403 any time after the 4th.....happy new year...best regards Cliff

Just out of interest I wonder would you have any that would fit a land rover (Defender);)

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The GMC tires would be 7.50-20's not sure of the Defender tire size but if your serious chains can be shortened in length very easy , its the width part that most important . next is making sure the chains are secured with tensioners to keep them tight on the wheels and last to watch your speed while driving with chains the faster you go the shorter their life .

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Always amazed by this forum, you post something silly like look at my new snow chains and you get lots of people saying wow never seen anything like that, and low and behold out of the blue people start posting I got some like that..... just goes to show what people have tucked away in their sheds ect...

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Well moving on a bit then does any one know what sort of chain would have been used to make snow chains, and with reference to my original post what would the spikes / studs be made of and how would they have been fixed to the chain links, look like spot welded but not sure ???

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