My dad was showing his 1972 Skiroule RTX race sled at a local event trying to drum up some interest in the Vintage Snow club and a guy comes up, says "nice sled" and that if my dad wanted he had "3 Yamaha GPX" sleds in his garage storage and if he wanted them come get them. We loaded up a couple weeks later and got the sleds, so for $20 gas this was the haul
Got a 1975 engine, '74 engine, tons of bits and pieces, enough to get a decent runner out of the group of parts basically. There were 3 sleds at one time 2x1975 and 1 '74 which he didn't have the chassis for in the garage. Either way, for free I wasn't complaining.
Considering the rough nature of the bodies I'm going to make a decent fun running sled out of my pile of parts that I can take on some vintage rides with my dad and so I'm not just working on "his" sleds
, but I've come to grips all I'll have is a rider because there are no show parts in this pile!
I took the chassis and hood from the sled in the photos with the skis on it, I've cleaned it up and out. The 1" of grease/dirt/leaf mixture scraped out of the pan very well, still took a few hours and a can or two of elbow grease.
This is just the start, I've progressed well on the project so I've got some photos to post and I'll get them up here asap!! PRAY FOR SNOW!! (or that the engine guy actually works on my engine I dropped off in September??)