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Adam_G

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Rat Sleds
« on: March 24, 2013, 07:16:17 am »
I'm building a rat sled and wanting to see what other people have done for their rat sled builds.

I'm pretty sure what I have in mind for mine will definitely make the front page of the paper. It's that bad!
Does the 5-second rule apply to soup????

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #1 on: March 24, 2013, 12:09:25 pm »
    I had always thought of the rat sled class  to be a beat up old sled that still runs and moves , a rat sled definitely should NOT have new paint and a Reupholstered seat or polished aluminum  ect .. 
    Thanks for taking me to those radar races in the 70's Dad !

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #2 on: March 24, 2013, 02:03:46 pm »

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #3 on: March 24, 2013, 02:06:52 pm »
    "Load 'er light, bind 'er tight and go like hell"

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #4 on: March 24, 2013, 05:06:06 pm »
    oldsledz that thing is to much, looks like a good parts hauler, and it has an extra light for those night missions+ with all that extra suspension it could even be a jumper.
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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #5 on: March 24, 2013, 06:07:44 pm »
    I wouldn't want to be on that sled in the air be it over a drift or off a cliff.  indy6003
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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #6 on: March 24, 2013, 08:32:13 pm »
    Ariens with a Rotax single.



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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #7 on: March 24, 2013, 09:17:24 pm »
    How da heck did the guy ride the motorcycle powered sled ?  Sidesaddle ?  And is that a long lake racing decal on the side of it ?
    Thanks for taking me to those radar races in the 70's Dad !

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #8 on: March 25, 2013, 12:31:17 am »
    I hope he put a brake on the drives then , cool setup thou ! I'd definitely gear it down so I could use all the gears
    Thanks for taking me to those radar races in the 70's Dad !

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #9 on: March 25, 2013, 02:32:52 am »
    I had always thought of the rat sled class  to be a beat up old sled that still runs and moves , a rat sled definitely should NOT have new paint and a Reupholstered seat or polished aluminum  ect ..

    Our snowmobile club awarded a trophy to a rat sled that was overgrown with tree moss and sap. It obviously sat under someone's pine tree for 25 years or so and never got washed.
    Does the 5-second rule apply to soup????

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #10 on: March 27, 2013, 08:34:25 pm »
    Here's a true rat. 72 Boa Ski Mark II. I just started work on it. These are some "before" pictures.









    Here's the engine I'm building for it. Fan 340 CCW turned to a Free Air by sawing off one corner of each head and rotating them slightly



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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #11 on: March 28, 2013, 12:47:41 am »
    The hood looks like a face on that sled Adam , should make a cool rat !
    Thanks for taking me to those radar races in the 70's Dad !

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #12 on: March 28, 2013, 01:04:03 am »
    Here is my buddy's $20 Boa-Ski that we take out to the lake and beat on mercilessly.

    Both of these cats are just duct tape riders:
    Open to donations!!!
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    1990 Polaris Indy 500 SKS
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    parts and parts...

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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #13 on: March 28, 2013, 01:05:42 am »
    oh ya the yamahaha
    Open to donations!!!
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    Re: Rat Sleds
    « Reply #14 on: March 28, 2013, 01:29:01 am »
    Here is my woods beater-

    I scatter them from the midwest to south of the Mason Dixon