1976 RUPP Nitro 340 – Custom Black Widow Edition

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

My dad and I wanted to build a very custom sled that featured some out of the box ideas. The theme that tied our project together is Black Widow. In 1971 Rupp made a mini bike called the Black Widow. I am a Marvel fan, and the Black Widow movie premieres this year. All of this makes Black Widow the perfect theme for our custom hot rod sled.

What motivated you to start your project?

I have always wanted to do a custom hot rod restoration project with my dad. I grew up watching my dad and some family members building custom hot rods. This was the perfect opportunity to spend time with my dad and make a dream come true!

What was the most unique and creative thing you did to the sled?

The Black Widow custom sled stands out mostly due to our precise attention to details. A couple of our favorites include; lizard skin coolant hose wrap with gates heat shrink hose clamps, and painted motor and bumper with back-sanded contrasting aluminum fins.

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of the priceless time I have spent with my dad bringing our custom hot rod sled vision to life.

What do other people say about your sled?

Most comments on the sled are in regards to the attention to detail and custom touches that flow together to create our Black Widow theme.

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