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1969 Allied Rustler begins
« on: March 19, 2017, 07:52:00 PM »
I brought this sled home last summer. Was wondering what to do with it, pass it on, make a custom
free air with newer suspension in it or a restoration.  It will be a restoration!
As brought home-


Did some work on it last summer at the camp fire, loosening up the rear stand.



Got it home today-


Don't know if you can see it very well but the Rustler rear axle sprockets fit right into the poly trac windows ;D


Did they really think these bogeys were going to flip  :o


Got them out and broke 3 bolts, one on each axle  :'(

Drive axle and sprockets look real good if I can only get them out in one piece  >:(


This the reason for the concern on the drive axle-

Not splined just a key and keyway rusted tight :'( Any ideas on how to get it out will be appreciated.
How much hotter does Mapp gas get? I do not have access to an acetylene torch.

How it sits after about 2 hours today. Had to split the trunk in half because of the way they mounted it.
« Last Edit: March 22, 2017, 08:46:14 PM by PolCat »
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 07:55:56 PM »
    I believe these were only made 3 or 4 years but does anyone know which year this one is?


    Could it be a H9 "Hustler 1969"
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 08:05:28 PM »
    I always thought these were such cool sleds. Will be watching your progress  :)

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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 09:48:47 PM »
    I would think the Mapp gas is a good deal hotter. If that don't help, call me. I have another option for you. Glad your going to save this one. Where will you find a windshield?
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 10:26:55 PM »
    Thanks Dan. I'll make my own, this one isn't the great big one like on the Hustler.
    Although it will still use a BIG piece of 1/8th" lexan.
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #5 on: March 20, 2017, 02:21:56 AM »
    I have a Snowmobile Service Manual 6th Edition and it shows the Hustler/Rustler being made 68, 69 and 70.
    The motors used were the JLO L297 and L380, I have a L297 ;D  The belt used for the 68 was 50826 with a 11 1/4" c to c,
    69 was S-4450 with a 10 3/4" c to c and the belt for 70 was 702695 with a 10 3/4" c to c.
    I will be looking for the S-4450 and the 702695! No mention to what manufacturer was used.
    I can not find these numbers anywhere does anyone have these numbers in your books?
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #6 on: March 21, 2017, 12:06:32 AM »
    Had a pretty good afternoon in the garage  ;D The Mapp gas was hot enough to get the sprocket to come off.


    and then had to cut the lock collar of the non drive bearing and got the drive axle out and the bearings off.


    Got the ski spindles out of the bibbs. For having plastic bushings they sure were rusted tight. Lots of rust
    dust came out of the bibbs.
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #7 on: March 21, 2017, 12:07:29 AM »
    So as it sits it is all torn down and ready for warmer weather so it can be blasted and painted!
     :)   ;D     8)
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #8 on: March 21, 2017, 01:19:17 AM »
    Glad it worked for you. I hope for warm weather for you so we can see this get done. ;D
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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 03:16:59 PM »
    I've only seen 3 years of manufacturing. 1st two,'67-'68 they were brown and made by MOTRAK,then Allied Farm took them over and changed the color to blue/white in '69. Construction later than '69 May have been to get rid of inventory.I have one blue Rustler and a pair of '68's- Rustler and Bush let,kinda unique old sleds.

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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 03:42:45 PM »
    I like it that your bringing it back from the dead..

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    Re: 196? Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 08:45:39 PM »
    Anyone ever see a secondary like this one? It has 3 - 1/4" bolts that the moving shiv rides on.
    The bolts are loose meaning that if you take the nuts off they will fall out :o

    I will have to get some 1/4" threaded rod to act as compressors to be able to get it apart.
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #12 on: March 22, 2017, 09:26:55 PM »
    It's a play on the early Ski Doos. The 66 Chateau had one something like this.
    Ski Doo must have erred on the heavy side  8)
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #13 on: March 23, 2017, 01:27:15 PM »
    Those are very cool sleds !

    I have only seen a single one actually being run.  It was when Eric R and I were on the Tamarack vintage run.

    Like a IDIOT, I passed on a superb pair of survivors about 20 years ago.  One was a Hustler Rustler with great cosmetics and windshield.......

    Asking price was $ 700 for both !  ::)


    Good luck with the resto.  Its gonna be a long road, but worth it since they are so unique.  Im guessin if George Jetson ever rode a sled.....these woulda been his brand !   ;)
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    Re: 1969 Allied Rustler begins
    « Reply #14 on: March 24, 2017, 12:00:05 AM »
    Neat project PolCat!    8)

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