1978 Arctic Cat Cheetah 5000

What was your intended objective when you started the build?

Hobby really and to keep busy during COVID.

What motivated you to start your project?

COVID!  Was bored out of mind and needed something to do. Had sold my ’87 Grand National in the summer and fell in love with old sleds.

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

Detail I guess. Never stopped looking for a part or cut corners.  Even found a U.S. vintage Cat decal printer. (Sled Printer).
Tried to keep it as original as I could with a few small exceptions. (custom home made seat, coil, Fuel pump, LED lights in grille)

What are you most proud of?

Has to be the seat.  Order the Cheetah print from the U.S. and the black here in Canada.  Took the old seat apart and traced the pattern on new material, then sewed it together! (had help from my mother of course with that part) Fits pretty good for my first try.

What do other people say about your sled?

Looks new! Crazy cool, What am I going to do with it? Will I sell it? How long did it take?


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