I was living in south east lower Michigan. I didn’t like riding my “good” trail sled in the low snow conditions there. I wanted a beater sled.
It was free.
My Uncle’s neighbor raced it ’72-’73 and ’73-’74 when he blew the motor. In ’75 he bought a “Z”. In ’79 he quit racing. He cannibalized this sled and used the parts to make the “Z” into a trail sled. When he gave it to me he asked me not to remove the race numbers. I scrounged parts everywhere to get it rideable. The tank is from a Cheetah, seat is from an EXT, I made the seat cover from salvage vinyl, the track was from a yamaha gpx. I now have a ’80 el tigre’ rubber track on it. The drive clutch is a John Deere/Comet 102. Driven is from a cheetah. Skis are from Panther. Springs from a Jag. A friend gave me the motor. It was NOS.
With all the odd parts I used it actually works pretty good.
That it was raced.
I’ve had a few complements. I’m sure most are thinking it’s a pile of junk.