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Vintage Sleds, Vintage snowmobiles => Vintage Sleds 24/7 (ONLY) => Topic started by: Adam_G on March 24, 2013, 07:16:17 am

Title: Rat Sleds
Post by: Adam_G 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!
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: Vintage srx 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 .. 
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: oldsledz on March 24, 2013, 02:03:46 pm
(http://i793.photobucket.com/albums/yy216/oldsledz2/Grandkids/2010%20Rat%20Sled/DSC01235.jpg)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: WheelHorse1 on March 24, 2013, 02:06:52 pm
(http://i301.photobucket.com/albums/nn62/Wheelhorse12181/114.jpg)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: 800 rtx polaris dude 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.
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: indy6003 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
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: oldsledz on March 24, 2013, 08:32:13 pm
Ariens with a Rotax single.

(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x11/oldsledz/DSC02669.jpg)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: Vintage srx 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 ?
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: Vintage srx 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
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: Adam_G 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.
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: Adam_G 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.

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww237/skogie1/1.jpg)

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww237/skogie1/3.jpg)

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww237/skogie1/5.jpg)



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

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww237/skogie1/IMG_0844.jpg)

(http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww237/skogie1/faengine1.jpg)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: Vintage srx on March 28, 2013, 12:47:41 am
The hood looks like a face on that sled Adam , should make a cool rat !
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: the_beater_creator 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.
(http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/arcticcatkid73/539835_513100048733216_883944992_n_zpsac8b5f6a.jpg)
Both of these cats are just duct tape riders:
(http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/arcticcatkid73/164408_10151420860819357_1274728883_n_zpscea849bb.jpg)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: the_beater_creator on March 28, 2013, 01:05:42 am
oh ya the yamahaha
(http://i1234.photobucket.com/albums/ff413/arcticcatkid73/IMGA0366.jpg)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: EricR on March 28, 2013, 01:29:01 am
Here is my woods beater-

(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u248/EricR_bucket/IMG_0249.jpg)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: the_beater_creator on March 28, 2013, 02:12:37 am
strapping Indy seats onto beater mid-mounts seems pretty popular.  8)
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: mxking on March 28, 2013, 02:20:37 am
They all look wonderfully fun....
Title: Re: Rat Sleds
Post by: Adam_G on March 28, 2013, 02:28:10 am
The hood looks like a face on that sled Adam , should make a cool rat !

Did you see the page I posted in the custom section about the Boa Ski?  More pictures showing how bad this thing really is.