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71pumamod

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1963 polaris K-95D
« on: June 02, 2017, 02:37:21 am »
ive been working on this restoration on and off for the last two years. The first three pics show what I started with. The best part of the whole restoration was at the time I started we also had a KE-95D with reverse that was about 85% done and I chose to keep the one with no reverse and no electric start  :o.

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 03:36:59 am »
    Between the cab being bent and some of the cobbled up repair jobs it was just easier to replace most of the cab with new. Floor pan was rusted so a new one was made. This one was Alittle more challenging to make since it's vee'd and not flat like most pacer series but I think it turned out pretty. good.

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #2 on: June 02, 2017, 03:41:27 am »
    And here is how it sits today. Decided to just enjoy it in primer for the first winter and get all the bugs worked out being that I didn't have much to start with. Planning on painting this summer.  First pic was just testing. Second was it's first actual ride and last was at the Pequot lakes show.

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #3 on: June 02, 2017, 11:55:08 am »
    Nice work. I really like these sleds and wish I had one.  :)
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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #4 on: June 02, 2017, 06:09:42 pm »
    What a classic, nice job
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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #5 on: June 03, 2017, 01:44:55 am »
    Cool machine!  Thank you
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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 12:13:06 am »
    Fun old sleds,just an awesome ride,gives you plenty of thinking time on long rides!

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 12:42:16 am »
    You kept the one WITHOUT reverse :o Nicely done!
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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #8 on: June 09, 2017, 02:26:51 pm »
    Nice. I haven't seen a lot of the KE95D or the K95D around. What is your serial number?

    I really like mine, but I have to admit I'm soft because I don't think I'd do as well with it if it didn't have reverse. I don't always have a good battery in it so the electric start doesn't make much of a difference for me.

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #9 on: June 11, 2017, 02:42:26 pm »
    The best part of having reverse is having a neutral. At least it's safer to start, and warm them up.
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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #10 on: June 14, 2017, 10:23:33 pm »
    Serial number is 63-110. If this one didn't have the early serial number and differences about it I'm sure it would have went and the other one would have gotten kept. It actually will roll really easy by just pushing on it but typically have a super pacer or voyager with so we just pull it out with one of those.

    I agree with Don in that I miss the gearbox more for starting than anything as some motors like a little throttle to get them going. Luckily that isn't the case with this one so far.

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #11 on: January 20, 2020, 02:40:11 am »
    Well, it took longer than expected but itís finally painted and done.

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #12 on: January 20, 2020, 02:58:14 am »
    Sweet  8)

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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #13 on: January 20, 2020, 11:36:54 am »
    That looks great. I hope you spend lots of time in that saddle.  :)
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    Re: 1963 polaris K-95D
    « Reply #14 on: February 04, 2020, 05:38:08 pm »
    I think I saw you riding this around ERX, I like the handles on the windshield frame! We had the black trailer with the Mallard etc in the swap. Looks awesome!
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