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1971 Rupp 440WT make over
« on: November 17, 2015, 01:29:47 PM »
I hauled home a 71 Rupp 440WT w/electric start.I'm in the process of inspecting,cleaning,replacing  & repairing as needed.
It was brought into the shop on the 5th of Nov.Didn't start working on
it till the 6th. h@l$

Track out. This sled had a dual drive track in it,but it had seen better
days.So I put in an NOS center drive track.

NOS track in. Also had to replace 6 bogie wheels which were bad.

I had purchased this track one week prior,just to have in inventory!
Then this sled came along,well,it went in this sled.
"I build FUN sleds,NOT show sleds"!!
Wahpeton,ND home of:
1970 Rupp Rat sled[JLO 440 F/A]
1970 Rupp Racer[JLO R295]
1970 Rupp Magnum 440WT[Sachs 440]
1970 Rupp Sprint 40[399 Hirth]
1970 Rupp Sprint 29[JLO L295]project
1970 Rupp Sprint 28[Sachs SA 280]
1971 Rupp Sprint 44[396 Yamaha,Scorpion track]

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Re: 1971 Rupp 440WT make over
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2015, 06:44:36 AM »
You're rollin' right along again.

Is the rear compartment on that plastic or fiberglass? If plastic, what are you filling holes with. I've used the 2part caulk gun with the mixing chamber stuff before, but hate to buy that much product when I only need to do a couple spots.

Thanks.
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Re: 1971 Rupp 440WT make over
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2015, 06:30:27 PM »

Just painted this one today!
It was only broken on the end,by your foot. Fabbed a steel patch,
 that would conceal the bad. Worked great. whistle

This is the RS,that I fixed,with a steel patch,then painted,a few
days ago. Both these panels came from inventory.The steel patches,
were taken off 2 other panels that were junk.whistle
"I build FUN sleds,NOT show sleds"!!
Wahpeton,ND home of:
1970 Rupp Rat sled[JLO 440 F/A]
1970 Rupp Racer[JLO R295]
1970 Rupp Magnum 440WT[Sachs 440]
1970 Rupp Sprint 40[399 Hirth]
1970 Rupp Sprint 29[JLO L295]project
1970 Rupp Sprint 28[Sachs SA 280]
1971 Rupp Sprint 44[396 Yamaha,Scorpion track]

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Re: 1971 Rupp 440WT make over
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 05:13:21 AM »
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Re: 1971 Rupp 440WT make over
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2017, 01:50:32 PM »

Had it in the snow,just recently!! Runs awesome. 2utp
"I build FUN sleds,NOT show sleds"!!
Wahpeton,ND home of:
1970 Rupp Rat sled[JLO 440 F/A]
1970 Rupp Racer[JLO R295]
1970 Rupp Magnum 440WT[Sachs 440]
1970 Rupp Sprint 40[399 Hirth]
1970 Rupp Sprint 29[JLO L295]project
1970 Rupp Sprint 28[Sachs SA 280]
1971 Rupp Sprint 44[396 Yamaha,Scorpion track]

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Re: 1971 Rupp 440WT make over
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2017, 07:16:18 AM »
Another Rupp on the snow. Looks like a good one. Wish we could catch a bit of snow here in mid MI.

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Re: 1971 Rupp 440WT make over
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2018, 08:49:48 PM »
This sled just went to a "new" home,over in MN!! 
"I build FUN sleds,NOT show sleds"!!
Wahpeton,ND home of:
1970 Rupp Rat sled[JLO 440 F/A]
1970 Rupp Racer[JLO R295]
1970 Rupp Magnum 440WT[Sachs 440]
1970 Rupp Sprint 40[399 Hirth]
1970 Rupp Sprint 29[JLO L295]project
1970 Rupp Sprint 28[Sachs SA 280]
1971 Rupp Sprint 44[396 Yamaha,Scorpion track]